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Researcher Development


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Head of Researcher Development

Steve leads Researcher Development, working with the team of Researcher Developers to drive innovation and continually improve the quality of researcher development in Cambridge. He also supports the wider researcher development agenda across the University, working with colleagues in professional and academic departments to identify priorities, set standards, and ensure robust information management.

Steve is the Deputy Director of the UKRI Future Leaders Fellow Development Network.

Steve has a particular interest in self-leadership and career management for early-career academics. He has written about these issues for The Guardian, founded the Early Career Blog, and contributed to several books on writing successful job applications.

Steve's background is in German Studies, and he wrote his PhD on the fiction of Thomas Mann. He has five years' experience of supervising and lecturing at Cambridge, and is also an accredited practitioner for both MBTI and Belbin Team Roles.