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Researcher Development


Supporting our early career researchers is a key component in progressing the People First Pillars of Talent, Culture and Employee Experience.

Undertaking research is one of the key functions of Queen's and having skilled and effective researchers to complete this research is important to the University. Consequently, a range of support and resources are available to ensure researchers have access to learning and development activities. As a Queen's researcher you have access to people and services to assist with your research. These pages provide information on the range of learning and development support and resources provided for Queen’s Research Staff. As a postdoc/researcher or manager, you can use these resources to review and support your own, or others, professional and career development planning.

Queen’s commitment to enhancing the experience of its research staff is further demonstrated by the University’s action plan in relation to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. This action plan is part of the review process for the retention of the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award (HREiR), held by Queen’s since 2012.

Information for the current external review (January 2020) of the HREiR Award can be found within the HREiR Award section below.

Many people and areas contribute to the development of our researchers, further details are provided below, in particular see the Research & Enterprise information on 'Support for Researchers'.

If you are new to a research role at Queen's, please attend the Induction for Research Staff, see dates here. In the meantime read the Research Staff Induction Guide.