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Every Researcher Counts!

Four years of hard work on equality and diversity in research, excellent results! “Every Researcher Counts aims to change culture and practice and build capacity within HEI’s by embedding equality and diversity within the normal business of employing researchers and supporting their career development.” Examples of Every Researcher Counts resources: 133 more words


Untitled (Vitas)

Woke up grateful
Thinking of Vitas Gerulaitis
And with memories
Of stirring at three
With no thoughts front of house
But a dry headache
And the smell of paint fumes… 49 more words

The American Alphabet

Thoughts on Palm Sunday , or how I didn't become a chaplain.

In my mid-forties, when I was brimming with confidence, and, yes, hubris, I contemplated a career as a chaplain; specifically a workplace/industrial chaplain. With this aim in my mind, I enrolled in a few courses to learn some basic counseling and communication skills. 622 more words


Research Staff Futures: Enhancing Professional Effectiveness

FREE training event organised by Vitae, open to all research-focused staff

17 March 2015, 9:00 – 16:30, Liverpool John Moores University

Research focused staff have to hit the ground running, often in the face of competing time pressures from multiple research projects and responsibilities. 98 more words



“Time” is the same perpetual experience of Presence where ever you are. Eternity exists in every “Now” (Causae Vitae)


My Career Story published by Vitae

This post reflects on some of the emotional and personal struggles I have experienced during my somewhat precarious and unexpected career path through academia. I reflect on my motivation behind contributing my career story to Vitae and link to what is a great resource for any researcher that is unsure about what to do next in their career. 720 more words

Higher Education


Looking back over the slides of the Vitae Preparing for Leadership course that I attended at Birmingham City University on 8/9 Jan, I get the same sense of vertigo that I felt as the course was wrapping up.   348 more words