Leadership in Higher Education – realising the potential of researchers

17 April 2018 12:30-13:30, United Kingdom


Introduction
A webinar presented by Clare Viney, CEO CRAC/Vitae. There has never been a more challenging time to be a researcher. With rapid and unpredictable change in policy contexts, the rise of open research, as well as the sector’s increasing reliance on research staff employed on fixed term contracts, researchers are now required to constantly adapt to ensure both their research and their career remain on track—often at the expense of their work/life balance or wellbeing. Clare will look at some of the big questions facing the research community:
  • How do we prepare researchers for an unknown future?
  • What research cultures, behaviours and mindsets do we need?
  • How do we ensure the UK maintains its world leading position in research and innovation?
  • What can we learn from other sectors when developing talent and leadership?
Clare is a Chartered Scientist and Chemist with over 17 years’ experience in the science community and not-for-profit sector. She is passionate about investing in future generations and those from diverse backgrounds and experiences, empowering people to realise their potential and achieve their career and development goals.  CRAC, the independent organisation dedicated to supporting career development and active, career-related learning is a registered UK charity and has been operating since 1964. In higher education CRAC manages Vitae, the global leader in supporting the professional development of researchers, experienced in working with over 200 institutions in 20 countries as they strive for research excellence, innovation and impact.
 
Prior to her role at CRAC Clare was with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for 16 years in a variety of roles ensuring that the RSC remains the most influential voice for chemistry in the UK, Europe and beyond. You can follow her on @clare_viney
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