Shout about your research!

I’ve talked before about some different aspects of networking and how this can raise your profile as a researcher in addition to the role it can play in helping you grow your networks and ultimately lead to more collaborations and funding opportunities. Well this blog is a shameless plug for two academics I work with at Leeds Trinity and Newman Universities who have both recently published interesting articles on-line relating to their own research or their experience as researchers in the UK. Both are well worth a read and I’ve provided links below.

Dr Helen Hannah from Leeds Trinity University has recently been undertaking research in South Africa looking at the ways in which teachers can help migrant children feel more included in the classroom. Helen provides useful insights into different approaches that can be taken, not all of which may be the first thought for teachers.  You can read all about her research here.

Dr Helen Lees at Newman has written an interesting piece in the Times Higher about the impacts of contract and permanent jobs have had on her research career, her personal wellbeing and the overall impact that this may have on research undertaken UK universities. More permanent contracts needed? Helen can be contacted on Twitter @DrHelenELees

Writing blogs for The Conversation, Times Higher and other on-line news and opinion sites can be a great way of raising your profile. In addition, if you are after more tips about how to raise your profile through social media then I’d recommend Mark Carrigan’s new book, Social Media for Academics as a useful, insightful and well written resource.

Lachlan Smith

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