The Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) held their annual conference back in November 2022. I was lucky enough to have a submission for an on-demand webinar accepted on the topic of research culture, and in particular on the role of Research Development Managers.
The talk covers ways in which Research Managers (and those in similar roles) can improve research culture, first through our own policies and practices, and second, through positively influencing others. I also (briefly) discuss writing ‘research culture’ into funding applications, before making some final predictions about what might the future might hold as regards research culture.
The recording features me making a mess of trying to describe myself (not having had to do that before), and includes a few brief references to the broader conference. In my presentation, I assume that copies of my slides will be circulated, but I’ve no idea if they ever were, and if you’re watching now, you certainly won’t have them. That being so, here are the key links from the session.
- How Favouritism Leads to Injustice
(Hidden Brain podcast transcript with Lalin Anik and Mahzarin Banaji )
- What ‘Be the Change’ really requires of us
- Fictional Heroes of Research Development
(shameless blog post plug)
- Research Admin Memes
(source of Pinocchio meme)
- Who Shall We Invite? Improving Departmental Research Seminar Invitation Practices
(Ian Kidd and Matthew Duncombe, University of Nottingham)