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At the University of Leeds, we believe that all members of our research community play a crucial role in developing and promoting a positive and inclusive research culture. Across the globe, the urgent need for a better Research Culture in Higher Education is widely accepted – but how do you make it happen? This weekly podcast focuses on our ideas, approaches and learning as we contribute to the University's attempt to create a Research Culture in which everyone can thrive. Whether you undertake, lead, fund or benefit from research - these are the conversations to listen to if you want to explore what a positive Research Culture is and why it matters.

Unless specified in the episode shownotes, Research Culture Uncovered © 2023 by Research Culturosity, University of Leeds is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. This license requires that reusers give credit to the creator. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms. Some episodes may be licensed under CC BY-ND 4.0, please check before use.

Research Culture Uncovered Research Culturosity, University of Leeds

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At the University of Leeds, we believe that all members of our research community play a crucial role in developing and promoting a positive and inclusive research culture. Across the globe, the urgent need for a better Research Culture in Higher Education is widely accepted – but how do you make it happen? This weekly podcast focuses on our ideas, approaches and learning as we contribute to the University's attempt to create a Research Culture in which everyone can thrive. Whether you undertake, lead, fund or benefit from research - these are the conversations to listen to if you want to explore what a positive Research Culture is and why it matters.

Unless specified in the episode shownotes, Research Culture Uncovered © 2023 by Research Culturosity, University of Leeds is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. This license requires that reusers give credit to the creator. If you remix, adapt, or build upon the material, you must license the modified material under identical terms. Some episodes may be licensed under CC BY-ND 4.0, please check before use.

    (S8E4) Role Models On Your Doorstep: Celebrating inspirational voices across the research community

    (S8E4) Role Models On Your Doorstep: Celebrating inspirational voices across the research community

    In our latest episode, Taryn Bell talks to the We Are Role Models team, who have just launched the new Research England-funded “Role Models On Your Doorstep” podcast.
    Episode highlights:
    The #WARM team (Jacki Willson, Tao Jiang, Marjorie Boissinot, Karen Tsui and Marianne Talbot) discuss the origins of their podcast, and explore the power of sharing experiences and celebrating the contributions of often unsung contributors at the University of Leeds.Marianne shares with us some of the initial findings from the project, highlighting common themes in the interviews such as passion for their work, determination, the power of mentoring, and strength in the face of adversity.The team share their hopes for the broader impact of the podcast, including strengthening our sense of community and belonging at Leeds.
    🎧 Listen to the Role Models on Your Doorstep podcast on YouTube now! https://www.youtube.com/@WARM_2024 and use the hashtag #WARM to join the conversation and share your thoughts.
    If you'd like to learn more about the WARM Team, you can find their profiles below:
    Jacki Willson (University of Leeds Profile | LinkedIn)Tao Jiang (University of Leeds Profile)Marjorie Boissinot (University of Leeds Profile)Karen Tsui (LinkedIn)Marianne Talbot (University of Leeds Profile | LinkedIn)
    All of our episodes can be accessed via the following playlists:
    Research Impact with Ged Hall (follow Ged on Twitter and LinkedIn)Open Research with Nick Sheppard (follow Nick on Twitter and LinkedIn)Research Careers with Ruth Winden (follow Ruth on Twitter and LinkedIn)a...

    • 21 min
    (S8E3) The Power of Group Based Career Development Programmes

    (S8E3) The Power of Group Based Career Development Programmes

    In this solo episode, Ruth Winden, the Careers with Research Consultant at the University of Leeds, shares her insights of designing, facilitating and expanding the range of group-based career development programmes for the university's researcher community.
    Over the last decade, Leeds has built a strong track record of creating impactful cohort-based career courses, from "Career Architect", "Career Accelerator", to "Career Catalyst", and now the "Fellowship Accelerator" and the "Career Navigator" programmes. The latest venture into providing peer-to-peer based development is for Research Adjacents, via our new "Research Adjacent Career Conversations" programme.
    Here are some benefits of group-based career development programmes that don't get enough attention:
    1. Enhanced Support and Connection:
    - Group-based programmes foster a strong sense of community and belonging, reducing isolation and making career challenges more enjoyable and less daunting. One participant observed, already after the first session, "I feel less lonely now!" 
    2. Momentum and Optimism:
    - Group members inspire and energise each other, with shared progress boosting everyone's motivation. Witnessing a peer's breakthrough can rejuvenate your belief in the possibility of positive change. 
    3. Broader Perspectives and Networks:
    - Diverse groups bring a wealth of ideas, experiences, and networks. This collaborative environment enriches learning, encourages sharing, and strengthens career management skills beyond traditional one-to-one coaching. 
    For more information on some of the programmes, head to our website:
    https://researchersupport.leeds.ac.uk/
    Here is the link to the promised handout on HOW to design group-based programmes, based on Ruth's workshop at the Career Thought Leaders Symposium in Lisbon in April 2024.
    If you want to share comments, thoughts, challenges about this episode, please connect with me. I'm always eager to talk to colleagues about the fascinating world of group-based development! LinkedIn ruthwinden and @ruthwinden on X/Twitter
    All of our episodes can be accessed via the following playlists:
    Research Impact with Ged Hall (follow Ged on Twitter and LinkedIn)Open Research with Nick Sheppard (follow Nick on Twitter and LinkedIn)Research Careers with Ruth Winden (follow Ruth on Twitter and LinkedIn)Research talent management with Tony Bromley (follow Tony on a...

    • 17 min
    (S8E2) From Collaboration to Innovation: How the N8 is leading the way shaping Research Culture

    (S8E2) From Collaboration to Innovation: How the N8 is leading the way shaping Research Culture

    In our Research Culture Uncovered conversations we are asking what is Research Culture and why does it matter? In this episode of Season 8, our host Emma Spary is speaking to Dr Annette Bramley, the director of the N8 Research Partnership.
    We discuss the how the N8 Research Partnership aims to transform research culture within universities in the North of England, and learn more about their impactful research culture campaign focusing on the unsung heroes of research and the vital importance of collaborative and healthy research environments.
    The main points include:
    N8 Research Partnership Overview: Learn about N8, a strategic alliance of the eight most research-intensive universities in northern England, and their continuous efforts to drive regional and global impact through exceptional research innovation and collaboration.Active Research Culture Campaign: Details of their ongoing campaign, influenced by the talent commission report, focusing on the crucial contributions of research technical professionals among others.Toolkits and Case Studies: Discover a wealth of resources including case studies on the N8 website. These materials are designed to help you implement best practices within your teams and institutions.What comes next: The launch of the N8 statement on support for Established (Mid-Career) Researchers
    In this episode we mention several links including:
    N8 Research Partnership website for resources and detailed campaign information.Sign up for the N8 newsletter to stay updated on the latest news and resources.N8 European Research Culture ObservatoryN8 statement on support for Established (Mid-Career) ResearchersProsper, a new approach to postdoc career development that unlocks postdocs' potential to thrive in multiple career pathwaysShare your experiences or suggestions with us through social media using #N8ResearchCulture.Don’t forget to check out Dr. Bramley’s co-authored book, Research Collaboration: A Step by Step Guide to Success, available for free download if your institution subscribes to the Institute Physics ebooks library. A wealth of knowledge at your fingertips!
    All of our episodes can be accessed via the following playlists:
    Research Impact with Ged Hall (follow Ged on Twitter and LinkedIn)Open Research with Nick Sheppard (follow Nick on a...

    • 19 min
    (S8E1) Exploring Research Impact Coaching with Ged Hall at the University of Leeds

    (S8E1) Exploring Research Impact Coaching with Ged Hall at the University of Leeds

    In our regular Research Culture Uncovered conversations we are asking what is Research Culture and why does it matter? In this solo episode Ged Hall discusses the increasingly significant role of research impact coaching in academia.
    **Episode Highlights:**
    - How Impact Coaching sits in the wider research impact development framework at Leeds
    - Ged's personal journey using impact coaching as an ethnographic approach to understanding researchers' research impact development needs.
    - The thoughtful intertwining of coaching methodologies with the pursuit of real-world research impact.
    - How impact goals, stakeholder engagement, planning, and evaluation interweave within the coaching discourse.
    - Reflections drawn from the coaching discussion group's engagement with "Self as Coach, Self as Leader" by Pamela McLean.
    - Capacity considerations for impact coaches, including the balance between demand and personal limits.
    - Insights into the practical aspects of starting or enhancing your own impact coaching service within your institution.
    **Extras mentioned in the episode:**
    - Access Ged's interview on Mark Reed's Fast Track Impact podcast and his webinar with Epigeum for deeper insights into Building Impact Momentum programme that was developed from his early impact coaching relationships.
    - "Can you ever be an expert in research impact?" blogpost with Dr Tamika Heiden on the LSE's Impact Blog
    - Two webinars (Webinar 1 and Webinar 2) on impact coaching in 2023 organised by Dr Jackie Reynolds from Staffordshire University. The registration link for the upcoming webinar Jackie is hosting on 23rd May 2024.
    - Tony Bromley’s conversation with Dr. Tanvir Ahmed, exploring the broader use of coaching in researcher development.
    **Connect with the Community:**
    - Share your experiences or queries about impact coaching in a reply to our LinkedIn post (@ResearchUncoveredPodcast) or Twitter (@ResDevLeeds) announcement about this episode
    - Or reach out to Ged directly through email (https://peopledevelopment.leeds.ac.uk/profiles/ged-hall/) to discuss your coaching journey or to delve into the possibilities of collaborative learning.
    Remember, your participation makes our research culture richer and more inclusive. Let's create an environment where every researcher feels supported, connected, and empowered.
    **Listening is just step one!** Engage with us, your questions and insights could shape future episodes. And if...

    • 18 min
    (S7E8) Evolution of Research Culture: Career Paths and Strategic Roles

    (S7E8) Evolution of Research Culture: Career Paths and Strategic Roles

    In our Research Culture Uncovered conversations we are asking what is Research Culture and why does it matter? In this episode of Season 7, our host Emma Spary is speaking to members of the Research Culture Enablers Network about the various paths they took to enter their current research culture roles.
    We hear from Yasmine Rhoseyn (connect on LinkedIn), the Research Culture Strategy Manager at the University of Bristol; Tish Kriznik (connect on LinkedIn), the Research Environment and Culture Manager at the University of Birmingham; and Ellen Cole (connect on LinkedIn), the Research Culture and Quality Manager at Northumbria University.
    We discuss how they landed in their unique roles and the evolution of their passion for research culture. Each guest offers valuable insights into the current structure of research culture in their institutions and the broader sector, discussing key drivers including funding, government strategies, and the Research Excellence Framework. Their conversation highlights the need for collaborative efforts and the recognition of diverse contributions within the research environment, emphasising the importance of everyone’s role in fostering a positive research culture.
    The main points include:
    the new roles emerging within universities aimed at nurturing positive research culture.first-hand career journeys of our guests and what motivated them to dive into this niche yet crucial field.how are funding initiatives and sector-wide policies like REF shaping the research culture landscape?the formation and potential impact of the Research Culture Enablers Network.the importance of collaborative and community-based approaches to research culture.
    In this episode we mention several links including:
    A link to the RCEN network: https://warwick.ac.uk/research/research-culture-at-warwick/best-practice/rcen/How to join the network: https://warwick.ac.uk/research/research-culture-at-warwick/best-practice/rcen/join/Research Excellence Framework: https://www.ref.ac.uk/The Research Culture Conference: https://warwick.ac.uk/research/ncrc/ircc
    Link to the first Research Culture Enablers Network podcast released 10th April 2024: https://research-culture.captivate.fm/episode/s7e7-the-research-culture-enablers-network-building-a-better-culture-together
    This episode of Research Culture Uncovered © 2024 by Research Culturosity is licensed under CC BY-ND 4.0 
    All of our episodes can be accessed via the following playlists:
    a...

    • 18 min
    (Bonus) Research Impact & Engagement: Liz Danner's PhD Exploration of UK University Culture

    (Bonus) Research Impact & Engagement: Liz Danner's PhD Exploration of UK University Culture

    In our fortnightly Research Culture Uncovered conversations we are asking what is Research Culture and why does it matter? In our latest episode ‘Research Impact & Engagement: Liz Danner's PhD Exploration of UK University Culture’ we had the pleasure of catching up with Liz Danner to discuss the progress of her PhD research on the impact of the UK's research engagement and impact agenda.
    If you cast your mind back to episode Season 5 Episode 1 ‘How has research impact affected research culture?’, our guest was Professor Richard (Rick) Holliman, from the Open University, who was advertising the PhD ‘What is the impact of the UK’s research impact agenda?’ (https://player.captivate.fm/episode/1aaeee8c-8275-49af-89d2-05ab737d99d3) . Liz was the successful candidate, so we are catching up with her to find out how it is going.
    Liz delves into the motivations behind her project, the research questions she is exploring, and the methodology she is employing to gather diverse perspectives across the UK's university landscape.
    🌟 Key Takeaways:
    🔍 Cascading Impact Model: Liz’s aim is to co-develop actionable recommendations towards the end of the project, aiming to change how research culture supports individuals within universities. This could enable universities to provide more robust engagement and research impacts in the future.
    🔍 Methodology: She is using a triangulated approach, analyzing documents and conducting interviews to gain a comprehensive understanding of how different universities prioritise engagement and impact processes and training.
    🔍 Engaged PhD researchers: Liz and Rick, along with Dr Rebekah Smith-McGloin from Nottingham Trent University, discussed areas such as recruitment and selection, assessment and employability to truly create an engaged PhD research journey at the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement’s Engage 2023 Conference.
    Liz will be presenting her latest research findings at the upcoming Engage 2024 Conference and the European Science Engagement Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia. If you are interested in staying connected with Liz and her research journey, you can find moreinformation on her Open University profile page. Feel free to reach out to her via email to join the conversation and stay updated on her progress.
    All of our episodes can be accessed via the following playlists: 
    Research Impact with Ged Hall (follow Ged on Twitter and LinkedIn) Open Research with Nick Sheppard (follow Nick on Twitter and LinkedIn) a...

    • 25 min

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