We're delighted to bring you this guest blogpost by Jack Gann, whose reflections from his own discipline raise similar issues relating to collaboration as an earlier blogpost from the health care sector, on interprofessional education: readers from across the disciplines will notice common … [Read more...] about Using museum collections for academic research
Finding out about academic career breaks turns out to be quite a challenge. You can help us by taking part in our survey, but I'd like to share with you what we've found out so far. To begin, I’d like to draw your attention to some stark statistics related to academic career progression, with sincere … [Read more...] about Building a picture of the impact of academic career breaks
Piirus member and guest blogger Antoinette Schembri tells us about how she discovered the focus of her research. In academia, the choice of a subject results either from a long term interest or else emerges by accident in the course of one’s studies. In my case, my interest in home schooling started by … [Read more...] about Why have I chosen to focus on home schooling?
Valentine’s day is fast approaching and individual researchers may be seeking out new researcher collaborations, or romancing their ideas, or even getting themselves ready for a night in with those grant applications! Okay, so perhaps not the typical Valentine’s day. As you are already aware, from my … [Read more...] about How to ‘Love Your Research’? A #piirusvoices event.
We understand that researchers often feel as though they are academically isolated, but if you're such a researcher, well you are not alone. Piirus is really about helping researchers to connect with other researchers. Join us for the latest Piirus Voices event on February the 12th 2016, at 10:00am, GMT (UK … [Read more...] about Love your research! A #piirusvoices Twitter chat
This guest blogpost from Kaitlyn Bunker discusses and illustrates a familiar theme for researchers. There is often a conflict for researchers between depth (becoming an expert in a very specific area) and breadth (learning much about a range of related topics). In my experiences both as a student and now … [Read more...] about Depth versus breadth in research
Piirus is a service for you to make connections with other researchers, as this blogpost from past correspondent Bernie Divall illustrates so well. Piirus is offered by the University of Warwick, and is a part of the same department there as the well-known jobs.ac.uk service. Piirus' aim is to support … [Read more...] about What can you do to help us to help you? All about what Piirus offers researchers
In such a demanding and precarious society that we live in, it is not surprising to find that many of us are seeking for ways to enhance our mental health and well-being. For instance, in the UK alone, more than 1.25 million people have used the NHS mental health services in 2010, representing access rates of … [Read more...] about Writing about my research interest on expressive writing
Here at Piirus, we're all members of the research community ourselves, and we're always looking for new ways to help our members expand and strengthen their research networks. You can already join Piirus.com for free and use it to identify and connect with researchers who might become new collaboration … [Read more...] about #letscollaborate: We’ll help you find research collaboration partners.
Guest blogger Scott Reeves is Professor in Interprofessional Research at the Centre for Health & Social Care Research, Kingston & St George’s, University of London, UK. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Interprofessional Care. Here he talks about the research landscape within … [Read more...] about Interprofessional education – considering the research agenda
We are already in full swing into the New Year and so some of you may already be doing your upmost to keep up those New Year’s resolutions for this year, whether that be dieting or developing a new research collaboration for this year! Resolutions are a great way to think about what you want to … [Read more...] about Piirus Voices: Research Resolutions!
In this interview we hear from Miggie Pickton, Research Support Librarian at the University of Northampton. Miggie tells us about some of the challenges, themes and interactions involved in her work. What does your role involve? My job title is 'Research Support Librarian' and I lead the small (but … [Read more...] about Library interactions: An interview with Miggie Pickton