Research Staff Development

Post Graduate Researchers

Within the Organisational & Staff Development Unit, Human Resources there is a team dedicated to supporting the development of research staff. The following web pages outline key initiatives which will help research staff get the most out of their development. We work closely with the Researcher Development Programme Team in RKES to provide a comprehensive range of development opportunities.

HR Excellence in Research     SPIRAL - Strathclyde Programme in Research and Leadership

A range of development opportunities for Research Staff (Research Assistants, Research Associates and Research Fellows) are available to support your current role and future career.

Programme of Events

Is the University mentoring programme which supports staff with their development.  There are four schemes which support different staff groups and activities, one for research, one for support staff, a teaching scheme and new for 2016 a Family Friendly Research Leave scheme.  For further information and an online form should you wish to join the scheme, please visit our web pages

My CPD is an online tool which supports researchers with their personal and career development by assisting them to identify, plan and record their CPD.

More Information

Visit My CPD

The Researchers' Group is a group of Research Staff (Research Assistants, Associates and Fellows) focussing on:

  • promoting cross-faculty events and training for research staff at all career stages
  • bringing clarity between research staff, associated academic staff, and principal investigators
  • communicating the interests, successes and constraints of the research community
  • establishing researchers-supporting-researchers frameworks
  • sharing good practice via surgeries in each faculty

More details

The Research Induction Framework is a structured induction plan that supports the role of Research Staff in the early weeks and months of their employment with the University, helping them settle into their new role and responsibilities, giving them key information and pointing them in the direction of sources of support. For more detailed information visit Researcher Induction

These pages are dedicated to providing information to support research staff that may be coming towards the end of their contract (or are on a continuing contract). By being pro-active and starting to plan your future destination now may save the stress and disappointment of being out of work later on down the line.

Researchers End of Contract Support

Managers best practice guide to support researchers end of contract





For further information you can contact us:

If you want to find out more, please get in touch. We really value your feedback.

Emma Compton-Daw, Academic Development Lead: Research

Gillian Johnstone, Staff Development Adviser

Laura Hegarty, Development Assistant






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