A collaboration of academics and professionals working together to improve research and researcher skills.

Dr Matt Lane Matt is a highly-skilled, trainer and researcher developer.  With 15 years’ experience of developing researchers - nine of these at the University of Cambridge -, Matt has helped over 8000 early career researchers develop the skills and mind-sets to become leaders in their field.  He has guided research centres, universities and departments to create and deliver world-leading researcher development programmes and initiatives.  He has most recently been working creatively with research institutions to visualise ‘Future Research Leaders’, developing the programmes which will provide, create and nurture the mindsets needed to be a Research Leader of the Future.  Matt is also an Associate Facilitator, for the renowned Centre for Facilitation.   

Sharon Elliott  is a consultant specialising in organisational learning and capacity development with over 20 years’ experience of developing and managing international education, gender and research programmes. CIPD qualified, she delivers strategic support and learning programmes in gender, leadership and personal effectiveness/working with others. She provides leadership, skills development and professional development coaching. 

Dr Karen Ottewell is the Director of Academic Training and Development for International Students at the University of Cambridge, a position she has held since 2008.  She has published on cultural influence on writing, contrastive rhetoric, assessment design and academic literacy.  Training in these subjects, she was awarded Cambridge’s prestigious Pilkington Teaching Prize in 2016. 

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