Researcher Development Framework

Our Researcher Development Framework (RDF) has been developed with input from colleagues across our community to provide a thorough career focal point for our researchers. We want to make it easy for you to create your personalised research career development plan so you can deliver excellence at Essex and beyond.

The framework is informed by key areas of practice that have been identified by researchers at Essex. The framework consists of four core areas of research practice included below:

  • Enhancing professional skills
  • Funding your research
  • Managing and leading research projects (including promotion)
  • Public engagement, knowledge exchange and impact


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