Researcher Forum

The University Researcher Forum enables research staff, managers of researchers, academics and staff supporting researchers the valuable opportunity to join discussions, hear developments, share practice, connect and be consulted on important issues for researchers. Topics for discussion/information can be directed by researchers and include, for example, professional development, funding support, impact, representation and working within a research environment. The Researcher Forum links closely with our work to promote the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers and has been instrumental in our ongoing achievement of the HR Excellence in Research Award.

We welcome all members of staff to join us for these great events and a valuable opportunity to connect at the University of Plymouth. If you have any enquiries about the University Researcher Forum, or would like to be added to the mailing list, please email


The Researcher Forum actively enables researchers to influence practice and be represented at the University. Our Research Staff provide representation on University-level Committees and Steering Groups including: Lynne Callaghan, Research and Innovation Committee; Nathaniel Clark, Senate; Joanna Griffin, Doctoral College Board; and Dawn Swancutt, REF Steering Group. If you would like to raise any matter with our Research Staff representatives, please contact them directly.