My Work: I strongly believe that research should be an inclusive, collaborative, and creative endeavour. Working as both a researcher and practitioner in the new and emerging area of research capability development, I design and develop interventions to support researchers (from PhD to Professor) to navigate the the complex and changing research landscape and to develop and refine their research practices.
My work brings together practitioner insight with arts and humanities (and also social science) research methods. My research supports researchers and institutions in developing research environments that are inclusive, responsible, and creative and that are also embedded within society, engaging stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the wider public.
Research Capability Development is a interdisciplinary and emerging field that brings together research in personal and professional development, management and leadership, research policy and practice, and studies in Higher Education. More information on my current research can be found here.
My Biography: I am currently a Programme Manager and Senior Lecturer in Research Capability Development at Coventry University. I am a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Research Management and Administration, a regional representative for Vitae (a UK organisation dedicated to supporting the professional development of researchers), and the external representative for Goldsmiths’s (UK) Research Ethics and Integrity Sub-Committee.
My research focuses on responsible and inclusive research and innovation, research impact, and researcher agency. I have been invited to deliver keynote papers, developmental workshops, and contribute to panel discussions at events in the UK and overseas and written a number of peer-reviewed publications as well as reports. In addition, I continue to undertake creative research in the areas of digital media, cabaret, and queer performance.
Before joining Coventry University, I worked as a Researcher Development Officer at Bath Spa University (creating and delivering training workshops for researchers at all stages of their careers), a Research Officer at the University of Brighton (contributing to their 2014 REF submission in Art and Design) and as a Research and Knowledge Transfer Support Officer at the University of Bradford. I have also worked as a postgraduate admissions assistant at the University of Bradford and as an editorial assistant for the journal ‘Eighteenth-Century Music’. My PhD was awarded in 2011 from King’s College London for a thesis entitled ‘The “Dramatic” Overture and the Idea of Tragic Narrative’, which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.