University of Bath

The Researcher Development Framework: Domain B

Learn more about the personal qualities, career and self-management skills required to take ownership for and engage in professional development

Explore this domain

This domain is part of the wider Researcher Development Framework - a professional development framework for researchers.

This domain covers the following key areas:

  • enthusiasm, commitment and perseverance
  • integrity and responisbilty
  • self-confidence
  • time management and work-life balance
  • pro-active planning of research
  • career management and professional development
  • networking and reputation

Evidencing your development

Here are some examples:

  • approaching research with enthusiasm, passion and confidence
  • showing resilience and perseverance in the face of obstacles
  • self-reflective - always seeking ways to improve performance and striving for research excellence
  • demonstrating independence and responsibility
  • anticipating and responding to directions and trends in research
  • delivering research projects and results effectively and on time
  • planning and conducting research pro-actively
  • showing commitment to continuing professional development and enhancing employability
  • maintaining and developing relevant skills and experience in preparation for a wide range of opportunities
  • developing networks to enhance research reputation and esteem

Browse our programme of workshops and online resources to support your development as a researcher.

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