A series of training sessions that enable researchers to gain the skills to present their findings in engaging ways that are memorable for decision-makers, enabling them to make decisions and policies for effective and timely action.
The UNEP-led Global Peatlands Initiative (GPI) collaborated with the York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI), the Peatland Early-career researcher Action Team (PEAT) and C-PEAT to launch a training programme for Early Career Researchers that commenced in October 2022, involving trainers from around the world. Although designed for the peatland community, the training targets researchers from any field.
The sessions provide practical advice and tools for generating evidence-based impacts, using examples from real-life situations to clarify fieldwork methods and enable researchers to exchange ideas and feedback with others.
The training helps participants to learn how to simplify their research in ways that distil it to its essence, ensure that information in policy briefs is accessible for a broad audience (including for non-native English speakers) and that outputs have an immediate impact.
What else can YESI do for early career and postdoctoral researchers?
If you're currently working at the University at York and would like an informal chat about career development in interdisciplinary environmental sustainability research, then please drop us an email at email@example.com and we will arrange an informal meeting for you with an appropriate researcher (maybe even over a coffee!)
If you would like more formal mentorship or coaching linked to career development more generally, then please refer to the University's What is Mentoring page which can point you in the right direction.