University of Bath

The Researcher Development Framework: Domain D

Learn more about the knowledge and skills needed to engage with, influence and impact on the academic, social, economic and broader context of your research.

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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:

  • team working and collaboration
  • supervision, mentoring and teaching
  • people management, influence and leadership
  • communication and dissemination methods
  • publication
  • public engagement and policy
  • enterprise

Evidencing your development

Here are some examples:

  • working in an inclusive, respectful and constructive way with colleagues
  • acknowledging the contribution of others and own part in team success
  • building relationships in academic and commercial contexts
  • supervising, mentoring and developing the potential of less experienced researchers and colleagues
  • leading, motivating and influencing where appropriate
  • building and sustaining collaborative relationships
  • awareness of appropriate communication and dissemination for different audiences
  • communicating research effectively (written and oral) to a range of audiences
  • contributing to public awareness of research and associated impact
  • identifying potential commercial or public benefits of research
  • working collaboratively with all stakeholders to develop and share research knowledge

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

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