41 episodes

Research Adjacent is a podcast that shines a light on everything that goes into making research successful, except the research. I’m talking about public engagement, knowledge exchange, outreach, project management, research communications, publishing, funding, events, training, partnerships, facilitation, and the rest.

Too often, all we hear about are the researchers and the research outputs. Well, not here! In the podcast Sarah McLusky talks to amazing research-adjacent professionals about what they do and why it makes a difference. Tune in to find out why we think the research-adjacent space is where the real magic happens.

Research Adjacent Sarah McLusky

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Research Adjacent is a podcast that shines a light on everything that goes into making research successful, except the research. I’m talking about public engagement, knowledge exchange, outreach, project management, research communications, publishing, funding, events, training, partnerships, facilitation, and the rest.

Too often, all we hear about are the researchers and the research outputs. Well, not here! In the podcast Sarah McLusky talks to amazing research-adjacent professionals about what they do and why it makes a difference. Tune in to find out why we think the research-adjacent space is where the real magic happens.

    Susan Shanks & Alice Millard, Archivists (Episode 41)

    Susan Shanks & Alice Millard, Archivists (Episode 41)

    Susan and Alice are cataloguing the past for the researchers of the future
    Susan Shanks and Alice Millard are archivists working on the New Jerusalems new towns archive project. Susan is based at County Durham Records Office while Alice is based at West Sussex record Office.
    Sarah, Alice and Susan talk about
    How they took different routes to the same job Finding satisfaction in uncovering forgotten stories and putting things in order Balancing access and preservation for archival materials The headaches caused by constant digital progress Read the full show notes on the podcast webpage https://sarahmclusky.com/susan-shanks-alice-millard-archivists-episode-41  
    Connect with Susan on LinkedIn Connect with Alice on LinkedIn or via her website Find out about the New Jerusalems project Follow the podcast on LinkedIn and Instagram
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    • 29 min
    Kath Burton, Publishing Professional (Episode 40)

    Kath Burton, Publishing Professional (Episode 40)

    Kath is growing connections in humanities publishing
    Kath Burton works in humanities development at the academic publisher Routledge Taylor and Francis. She is also a community gardening enthusiast with Incredible Edible Reading.
    Sarah and Kath talk about 
    Exploring new ways of sharing scholarly knowledge The surprisingly pragmatic reason for her move into academic publishing Why she feels privileged to be part of the research conversation Activism and launching the journal Porn Studies Her passion for connecting communities through gardening  Read the full show notes on the podcast webpage https://sarahmclusky.com/kath-burton-publishing-professional-episode-40
    Connect with Kath on LinkedIn Find out about all of her projects including community gardening via her Linktr.ee Follow the podcast on LinkedIn and Instagram
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    • 35 min
    Naomi Tyrrell, Research Consultant (Episode 39)

    Naomi Tyrrell, Research Consultant (Episode 39)

    Naomi has found freedom and fulfilment in an Alt Ac career
    Naomi Tyrrell is director of research consultancy business Research Your Way and founder of the Alt Ac Careers Facebook group.
    Sarah and Naomi talk about 
    How coaching and thinking like a researcher helped her step into self-employment Finding community on social media Why she values the freedom of freelance life The satisfaction she gets from helping charities and social enterprises Read the full show notes on the podcast webpage https://sarahmclusky.com/naomi-tyrrell-research-consultant-episode-39
    Connect with Naomi on LinkedIn or visit the Research Your Way website Join the Alt Ac Careers Facebook Group Follow the podcast on LinkedIn and Instagram
    Join the Research Adjacent Substack  
    Suggest guests or topics for the podcast on this form

    • 32 min
    Nick Sheppard, Open Research Advisor (Episode 38)

    Nick Sheppard, Open Research Advisor (Episode 38)

    Nick Sheppard is an Open Research Advisor at the University of Leeds and UK Wikimedian of the Year 2023.
    Sarah and Nick talk about
    How the conversation, and his career, has moved from open access to open research Why Wikipedia is a great tool for sharing research and democratising knowledge The different challenges for open research in different disciplines Resources for anyone interested in a career in open research   
    Read the full show notes on the podcast webpage
    Connect with Nick on LinkedIn, X or Wikipedia Read Nick's pet Wikipedia page about abolitionist Wilson Armistead Listen to Nick’s favourite episode of the Research Culture Uncovered Podcast  
    Follow the podcast on LinkedIn and Instagram
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    Theme music by Vitaliy Levkin from Pixabay

    • 30 min
    Sam Steele, Research Centre Managing Director (Episode 37)

    Sam Steele, Research Centre Managing Director (Episode 37)

    Sam is at the cutting edge of the cultural conversation.
    Sam Steele is Managing Director of the Centre for Creativity Enabled by AI at Bayes Business School.
    Sarah and Sam talk about
    Sam’s meandering career from music journalist to research adjacent Why embracing our human weirdness is key to using AI effectively Differences between the worlds of music, catering, and academia The importance of encouraging creativity in schools Read the full show notes on the podcast webpage
    Connect with Sam on LinkedIn Have a play with the Centre for Creativity Enabled by AI’s free AI creativity tools Business Sparks and Design Sparks  
    Follow the podcast on LinkedIn and Instagram
    Join the Research Adjacent Substack
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    Theme music by Vitaliy Levkin from Pixabay

    • 39 min
    Sarah Ashworth, Research Careers Consultant (Episode 36)

    Sarah Ashworth, Research Careers Consultant (Episode 36)

    Sarah is helping researchers reimagine their future
    Sarah is a Researcher Developer at University of Manchester and an independent Careers Consultant.
    Sarah and Sarah talk about
    the 'planned happenstance' that took her from microbiology to careers why every day is a learning day and how that has boosted her career how her own journey helps her support researchers struggling to make a career change Read the full show notes on the podcast webpage
    Connect with Sarah on LinkedIn Find out more about the University of Manchester’s Researcher Development service  
    Follow the podcast on LinkedIn and Instagram
    Join the Research Adjacent Substack  
    Theme music by Vitaliy Levkin from Pixabay

    • 24 min

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