This event launches a new guide to collaboration in physics from the IOP.
It’s been written for researchers working towards a PhD, on fixed-term postdoctoral contracts, or beginning to work collaboratively on research projects.
The guide aims to identify opportunities to collaborate, to share advice from experienced researchers, and to help you develop a personal checklist to improve communication, recognition and the potential benefits of working with others. Being an effective collaborative researcher involves developing a set of critical skills that will boost your employability whatever your career destination.
You'll hear the experiences of, and get advice from, researchers who have worked on a variety of projects. Tailored for early-career researchers, the event will help you to:
10.00 A Physicist’s Guide to Collaboration. An introduction to the new guide from the IOP, and a summary of its main messages
10.30 Where does physics fit? An overview of a career in collaboration from Professor Jim Hough OBE, University of Glasgow
11.00 Getting it right from the beginning. Insights from Dr Kate Adamson, Marks & Clerk LLP on potential tensions and misunderstandings that can arise during collaboration, and ways to avoid them
11.30 The research leader’s perspective. Professor Rob Martin, University of Strathclyde describes his perspective on successful collaborations and advice on good places to start developing your collaborative profile
12.00 Taking the first steps. A chance to discuss the morning’s advice, question the speakers and think about the opportunities for collaboration available
13.30 Collaboration across sectors. Dr Anne Pawsey, Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership on working effectively and to mutual benefit with commercial partners.
14.00 Collaboration checklist workshop. A short workshop giving you the chance to develop a personal collaboration checklist for your research.
14.45 What makes a winning collaboration. A summary of advice from the guide, including thoughts from funders.
15.00 Event close