International Journal for Researcher Development: Volume 7 Issue 2


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Becoming a PI: agency, persistence and some luck!

Lynn McAlpine, Gill Turner, Sharon Saunders, Natacha Wilson

This paper aims to examine the experience of gaining research independence by becoming a principal investigator (PI) – an aspiration for many post-PhD researchers about whom…

Supervisor wellbeing and identity: challenges and strategies

Gina Wisker, Gillian Robinson

This research aims to explore the professional identity of supervisors and their perceptions of stress in doctoral learning supervision. The research determines ways of developing…

Factors associated with novice graduate student researchers’ engagement with primary literature

Sarah M. Urquhart, Michelle A. Maher, David F. Feldon, Joanna Gilmore

Using the threshold concepts framework, this paper aims to explore how differences in the ability to meaningfully apply relevant literature to one’s research are reflected in…

Evaluating undergraduate research conferences as vehicles for novice researcher development

Pauline Kneale, Andrew Edwards-Jones, Helen Walkington, Jennifer Hill

This paper aims to focus on the undergraduate research conference as its sphere of study and investigate the impact of significance of participation and socialisation in such…


Faculty–student coauthorship as a means to enhance STEM graduate students’ research skills

David F. Feldon, Kathan D. Shukla, Michelle Anne Maher

This study aims to examine the contribution of faculty–student coauthorship to the development of graduate students’ research skills in the sciences, technology, engineering and…

It takes a village to raise an ECR: Organisational strategies for building successful academic research careers

Lynette Browning, Kirrilly Thompson, Drew Dawson

The purpose of this paper is to describe organisational strategies that support early career researchers in building a successful track record which can lead to a successful…


Strategies for developing a writing community for doctoral students

Kathryn Roulston, Deborah Teitelbaum, Bo Chang, Ronald Butchart

The purpose of this paper is to present considerations for developing a writing community for doctoral students.

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