Created with Vitae, the international program which champions professional development for researchers, our new podcast series offers practical tips and insights for researchers looking to develop their career.
Episode 1: Public engagement in research
Beginning with the role of public engagement in research, this first episode looks at why public engagement is important, what researchers can gain from encouraging people from outside academia to read their work, and what skills you need to do it successfully.
“I am delighted that Vitae is collaborating with Taylor & Francis to produce a series of insightful podcasts on topics of importance to today’s researchers. The first in this series contains useful tips for researchers of all stages as they consider how to skilfully engage the public in meaningful ways for mutual benefit and to benefit the research base as a whole. ”
Dr Katie Wheat, Training and Resources Development Manager, Vitae
Katie presents this first episode with Elaine Devine, Senior Communications Manager at Taylor & Francis. Katie’s recent projects have included exploring what it means to be an ‘open researcher’ and how to develop the next generation of research and academic leaders. She was also a postdoctoral researcher in psychology and cognitive neuroscience.
Episode 2: Stepping up, moving on and alternative career paths for researchers
If you’re thinking beyond your PhD, where you might go next and the different career options out there, this episode is just for you. We look at the many and varied career paths researchers take and what you should consider when planning your next steps.
Claire Doffegnies, Communications Executive at Taylor & Francis presents this episode with Marie-Alix Thouaille, Intern at Vitae. Marie-Alix is a PhD candidate in film studies at the University of East Anglia (UEA). She is currently interning at Vitae, where she is leading a project investigating Arts and Humanities doctoral researchers’ professional development and career-planning.