The Early Career Group champions the researcher career agenda within the MDH faculty and steers the work of the Think Ahead programme which is managed by Dr Lucy Lee.

The committee is lead by Dr Gaynor Miller and provides strategic thinking in the design of a comprehensive programme to equip junior researchers with skills which meet employers' needs. This committee's research interests include:

  • training needs analyses
  • impact evaluation of training and mentoring programmes
  • the staff appraisal process

This group aims to ensure that all researchers in the Faculty have access to advice and training to develop their career trajectory. 

Our aim is to work in close collaboration with the main ECR stakeholders themselves, namely ECRs within individual departments and representatives of the MDH Research Staff Association.  For a list of you ECG champion and MDHRSA representatives follow this link.

We are committed to representing ECR interests in the faculty and more widely.  Our Overall vision and a definition of what you can expect from your departmental ECG representative can be found here.  Along these lines we have were recently commissioned by the faculty to  produce a policy document to define ECR and Research (Academic) Group leaders statements to formalise the MDH faculty position in this area.  These can be found from the links below: