Researcher Education and Development Scholarship Conference 2015

Details and information of the inaugural Research Education and Development Conference, held on 18 September 2015.



The inaugural Research Education and Development Conference was held on 18 September 2015. The conference was timely, in line with sector calls for the professionalisation of the researcher developer role.

Those who develop research staff and students were invited to strengthen their links to evidence-based practice and the impact agenda. They came together to share and discover the scholarly work that underpins the robust and innovative education of research staff and students.

The conference was aligned with the work of the International Journal for Researcher DevelopmentView previous issues of the journal.


  • Research-led practice base.
  • Determined and committed people.
  • Challenge the status quo.
  • Pioneers.
  • New innovative research.


The conference opened with keynote perspectives delivered by Dr Steve Hutchinson, researcher development consultant and author of Enhancing the Doctoral Experience: A Guide for Supervisors and their International Students. See more about the publication.

This was followed by paper presentations from colleagues in education, career, and learning and development disciplines who have a research interest across aspects of researcher development.

Closing remarks were offered by Dr Tony Bromley, associate editor of the International Journal for Researcher Development. The conference ended with five pillars for an "extraordinary future for researcher development".

Download the full programme (PDF, 159kB)



University of Sheffield
Halifax Hall
Endcliffe Vale Rd
S10 3ER

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Conference Developer: Kay Guccione,

Conference Manager: Helen Cowen,


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

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

1.1 Sandrine Soubes (pptx, 27.79MB)

1.2 Hilary Jones (pptx, 1.65MB)

1.3 Peter Matanle (PDF, 2.2MB)

1.4 David Hyatt (pptx, 1.99MB)

2.1 Tony Bromley (pptx,582KB)

2.2 Caron Fraser Wood (pptx, 3.83MB)

2.3 Richard Freeman and Anna Price (pptx, 1.11MB)

2.4 Anne Boultwood (pptx, 9.6MB)

3.1 Lucy Lee (pptx, 3.19MB)

3.2 Natacha Wilson (pptx, 270KB)

3.4 Kay Guccione (pptx, 295KB)

Closing remarks: Tony Bromley (pptx, 733KB)

Future development

The conference leaders wish particularly to support practitioner engagement in scholarly work and research activity. This conference aimed to provide a supportive arena for the development of research data analysis and interpretation.

We now encourage you to submit conference papers to the International Journal for Researcher Development for review and publication.

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