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Supporting future scholars of engaged research

Holliman, Richard and Warren, Clare (2017). Supporting future scholars of engaged research. Research for All, 1(1) pp. 168–184.

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Researchers in the UK are taking on new roles and responsibilities to meet the requirements of an expanded agenda for generating and evidencing social and economic impacts from research. Within this wider context, culture change programmes have identified learning as an important driver of change. Here we outline a professional development programme designed to train postgraduate researchers studying environmental sciences in core engagement, influence and impact, governance and organization skills for research. We argue that training is an important step in further catalysing progressive culture change. However, our research- and experience-informed critical reflections in supporting researchers suggest that there is still significant work to be done: (1) to offer consistent messages to researchers at all grades about social impacts from research and (2) to ensure that engagement is seen as an aspirational activity, embedded within research.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Author(s)
ISSN: 2399-8121
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
An open research university: How to embed public engagement within the culture of research (RS-11-005-TB)EP/J020087/1RCUK (Research Councils UK)
Engaging opportunities: connecting young people with contemporary research and researchers (SE-12-098-RH)EP/K027786/1EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
CENTA 2015Not SetNERC (Natural Environment Research Council)
Keywords: engaged research; postgraduate research; career and professional development; researcher development framework; environmental sciences; social and economic impact
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
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Item ID: 48223
Depositing User: Richard Holliman
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 14:19
Last Modified: 01 May 2019 22:00
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