Developing Your Research Career – Blogging to Develop Your Career

Event Date: 18 October 2012
Room B04, Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

This is the first seminar in the series, Developing Your Research Career which will look at how to create a useful online profile for professional development purposes. As well as looking at how to establish your online identity it will look at the pros and cons of what and what not to share and the opportunities that participating in online academic communities can offer researchers at all stages of their academic careers.

Speaker: Dr Sarah-Louise Quinnell

Dr Quinnell gained her PhD from King’s College London in 2010. Post-PhD her research has focused on how academics engage with digital learning environments for research and professional development, specifically the formation of learning communities. Sarah is currently the E-Learning Project Lead for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists where she is leading a research project to design an online learning strategy for continuous professional development training for CSP members. The project is funded through the CSP Charitable Trust. Sarah is a featured blogger for the SAGE resource social sciencespace and in a regular blogger for a number of online publications. She is co-author of the 2012 publication ‘The Connected Academic: A Researchers Guide to Web 2.0 Technology”.

Introduction by Dr Rosie Cox (Birkbeck).

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