Mentoring CE


We can provide a career mentor for all research associates.

Currently many of our researchers have a career mentor and have found the programme to be a highly valuable resource. Mentoring will supply you with professional guidance to help support you through all stages of your career here and into your next position. Mentors are typically members of academic staff outside your dept. You will be assigned a mentor after attending a specialist training session. We have two intakes per year, in March, and in September, and after this you will be able to specify your own requirements of the mentor via application form. This will help the mentoring committee to pair you with a mentor of suitable experience and expertise.

Your mentor will be assigned to you for six months and you will be expected to meet a minimum of three times over that period. There will also be the opportunity to attend mentee/mentor exchanges to discuss progress and outcomes.



Are you ready to provide mentoring to a PhD student?

If you are a researcher who has been mentored on the Think Ahead programme you are eligible to formally mentor a PhD student in the Faculty. This opportunity is in conjunction with existing peer-mentoring programmes and is arranged through Dr Martina Daly, Chair of the Medical School Graduate Research Committee.

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The programme has been designed and developed in conjunction with world-leading research expertise.


Paul Stokes of Sheffield Hallam University facilitates our Mentoring Programme introductory workshop events. Paul is an experienced researcher, lecturer and consultant who currently co-directs the coaching and mentoring team and is the subject group leader for the Organisational Behaviour/Human Resource Management Subject Group within the Department of Management at Sheffield Business School.

Dr Sheila Francis and Dr Liz Williams are the Faculty academic leads for coaching and mentoring and, with Dr Kay Guccione, take a research-led approach to programme development.



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