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RIA # 102: Dr. Emma Compton-Daw on Supporting Post-docs

Dr. Emma Compton-Daw

Dr. Emma Compton-Daw

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Emma Compton-Daw, the Academic Development Lead for Research at the University of Strathclyde. She supports the professional and career development of postdoctoral researchers, postdocs, and academics at Strathclyde. She is also an expert panel member for the review of the UK’s Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. Before transitioning into this role Emma spent 11 years working as a postdoctoral researcher in the UK and USA.  During this time, she co-chaired the UK Research Staff Association (UKRSA) and a departmental Research Staff Association.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Post-doc Roles [00:00-11:06]

In this first segment, Emma describes the role of a post-doctoral researcher.

Segment 2: Postdoc Professional Development [11:07-21:45]

In segment two, Emma shares some of the methods for post-doc professional development.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: Proactive Professional Development [21:46-36:57]

In segment three, Emma shares some strategies researchers can use to aid in their own professional development.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-01:41]: What Emma Wishes She Could Tell People about the Post-doc Role

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