The York Researcher Conference 2020: Shaping a Positive Culture for Researchers at York

Date: Wednesday 23 September 2020, 09:15-11:15 and 14:00-15:30

Venue: Online

For: Researchers and final year PhD students

Programme: York Researcher Conference 2020 Final Programme (PDF , 118kb)

The conference included contributions from: PVC for Research; Dean of the York Graduate Research School and the Wellcome Trust.

A 2020 Wellcome Trust Survey of more than 4000 researchers in the UK and globally showed that most of us are passionate about the research we do. We all have a role to play in developing a positive research culture and environment, developing and taking advantage of professional development and considering our career and employment options. The new Researcher Development Concordat was built around these key areas and was the focus for this conference. Our attendees joined us to help develop the University‚Äôs Concordat action plan and shape the future for researchers at the University of York.

Take a look at Wellcome Trust's full survey - Wellcome Trust - What researchers think about the culture they work in (PDF , 3,780kb)

Catch up on the 2020 conference

Introduction to the Conference

Watch https://youtu.be/Rh61-9SVcQk on YouTube

Dr Karen Clegg, Head of the Building Research and Innovation Capacity (BRIC) Team

Sharing findings of the Wellcome Trust's survey on research culture

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Dr Candy Hassall, Head of Researcher Affairs, Wellcome Trust

An introduction to the Conference's Panel Discussion

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Dr Karen Clegg, Head of BRIC

Panel session: The value that researchers bring to the research culture at York

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Professor Mathias Ruth, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research; Professor Kiran Trehan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Partnership and Engagement; Susan Kane, Deputy Director of HR; Dr Kathryn Arnold, Dean of the York Graduate Research School; Dr Candy Hassall, Head of Researcher Affairs, Wellcome Trust

 

An introduction to The Concordat

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Dr Karen Clegg, Head of BRIC

Concordat Principle #1: Employment

Watch https://youtu.be/o6WW7trFqB8 on YouTube

Helen Selvidge, Assistant Director HR Specialist Support; and Anna Reader, Equality and Diversity Manager

Concordat Principle #2: Environment and Culture

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Dr Noortje Uphoff, Research Fellow at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination; Dr Mia Shandell, Postdoc Research Associate, Department of Chemistry and Biology; Dr Vijay GC, Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics; PhD Student at the Centre for Women's Studies and PGR Liaison Officer 2019/2020

Concordat Principle #3: Professional and Career Development

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Dr Karen Clegg, Head of BRIC

Conference Close

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Dr Karen Clegg, Head of BRIC