Researchers' Forum

The Researchers’ Forum is an important platform for all staff for whom promotion issues are dealt with through the Research Review and Progression Panel (RRPP), including Research Associates, Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows. 

Objectives of the Researchers' Forum

The objectives of the forum are to:

  • Provide a network for research staff to help ensure that they are fully informed about UWE Bristol's research and knowledge exchange policies, as well as Human Resources policies and other developments which affect them.
  • Enable all research staff to share good practice and common issues across all faculties, research institutes and research centres.
  • Provide a space to run development events specifically for research staff to support their career aspirations and be developed in research at UWE Bristol.
  • Take forward issues to the University on behalf of staff on research grades.

Several events have taken place to date, focusing on key elements including 'Getting your research noticed' and 'Writing an internationally excellent paper'. These have received positive feedback from participants. 

Planning group

The Researchers' Forum Planning Group comprises:

  • Glenn Lyons (Researchers' Forum Convenor – Faculty of Environment and Technology)
  • Pam Fitzsimmons (Leadership and Staff Development Manager– Human Resources and Organisational Development)
  • Richard Bond (Head of Research Administration and Graduate School, Research, Business and Innovation)
  • Paul Spencer (Researcher Development Manager, Research, Business and Innovation)
  • Danni Sinnett (Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Environment and Technology)
  • Toity Deave (Associate Professor, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences)
  • Yvette Morey (Research Fellow, Faculty of Business and Law)
  • Kathryn Last (Research Fellow, Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education)

For further information about the Researchers Forum, please contact one of the Planning Group members above.

Researchers' Forum resources

The Researchers’ Forum Planning Group runs two development events per year for UWE Bristol researchers. View resources and materials from these events.

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