Researcher Education & Development Scholarship Conference 2016

Details and information of the inaugural Research Education and Development Conference, held on 14th October 2016.



The 2016 conference focused more deeply on the researcher developer role and engagement with scholarly activity. We explored designs and outcomes of research into doctoral and post-doctoral experiences, researcher learning and development mechanisms, and enabling supervision.

The conference leaders also wish particularly to support practitioner engagement in scholarly work and research activity and also sought to provide a supportive arena for the development of research ideas, methodologies, and engagement with scholarly work.


Anchoring Researcher Development: theoretical mindsets

  • Sharing our research findings
  • Building our research profiles


The conference opened with keynote perspectives delivered by Dr Nick Pratt, Plymouth Institute of Education, and Dr Julie Shaughnessy, Director of Professional Doctorate in Education, University of Roehampton.

12 paper presentations followed (see Downloads section below), from colleagues who have research interests across aspects of researcher development.

Download the full programme (PDF, 131KB)


Conference Developer: Kay Guccione,

Conference Manager: Helen Cowen,


These works in progress are offered in the spirit of academic openness in research topics and processes.

The content and ideas depicted remain the property of the author. To discuss, develop, or cite any of the works, please email the author directly.

0.0 Welcome and closing remarks (pptx, 331KB)

1.0 Keynote: Nick Pratt and Julie Shaughnessy (pptx, 161KB)

1.1 Richard Freeman and Anna Price (pptx, 107KB)

1.3 Peter Grabowski (pptx, 908KB)

1.4 Jane Wellens (pptx, 1,692KB)

2.1 Anne Boultwood (pptx, 233KB)

2.2 Eunice Lawton and Anita Kenny (pptx, 813KB)

2.3 Robert Meckin and Sandrine Soubes (pptx, 24,319KB)

2.4 Kay Guccione (pptx, 397KB)

3.1 Gavin Boyce (ppt, 1,809KB)

3.2 Samuel Dent (pptx, 3,789KB)

3.3 Billy Bryan (pptx, 808KB)

3.4 Caroline Pope (pptx, 3,401KB)

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