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Dr Elizabeth Scanlon

Researcher Training and Development Manager


Elizabeth is Researcher Training and Development Manager in Research and Innovation Services, supporting the University's research community through developing and promoting professional development opportunities to doctoral researchers and research-active staff.


Elizabeth’s current areas of work include:

  • managing researcher development programmes through the Doctoral School and Research and Innovation Services
  • delivering initiatives to build communities of doctoral and early career researchers around common themes
  • supporting individuals to identify their own development needs and ways to address them

Elizabeth contributes to researcher development strategy and policy at the University through the Researcher Concordat and Researcher Continuing Professional Development groups. Externally, she is chair of the national training group for the University Alliance Doctoral Training Alliance.

With a research background in Molecular Microbiology, Elizabeth joined Sheffield Hallam in June 2016 and her current role builds on previous experience as a researcher developer at the University of Edinburgh and Newcastle University.

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