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Inspiring Collaboration and Engagement

  • Julie Reeves - University of Southampton, UK
  • Sue Starbuck - Royal Holloway University London, UK
  • Alison Yeung - Dr Alison Yeung, Independent Writing Consultant, Purely Academic Ltd.
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232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This manual provides a framework to strategically think about and practice collaboration with others within and outside various disciplines. Aware of the different approaches in accordance with discipline, gender, and career goals, through case studies from lived experiences, the editors have compiled guidelines on: 

• How to start, build and maintain collaborative networks with diverse audiences, 
• The opportunities that exist internally and externally to networks, 
• How to resolve conflicts, overcome resistance, and build trust and confidence. 

With a wide scope in both content and reach, this book is a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and their supporters alike, particularly those who are looking to engage with various audiences such as individuals, institutions, private companies, and governments. 
 
Chapter 1. Why collaborate and engage with others?
 
Chapter 2. From small beginnings, what opportunities exist internally?
 
Chapter 3: How can doctoral and postdoctoral researchers engage externally?
 
Chapter 4. What are the benefits of collaborating and engaging?
 
Chapter 5. How can doctoral and postdoctoral researchers engage with the public?
 
Chapter 6. What can we learn from Public Engagement?
 
Chapter 7. What can we learn from Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)?
 
Chapter 8. How can networks of trust be built and why do they matter?
 
Chapter 9. How can you initiate collaboration and wider engagement?
 
Chapter 10. How can resistance be dealt with?
 
Chapter 11. Following up and moving on: Concluding thoughts

 

This is a timely book for academics, researchers and developers as it provides skills-set on how best to ensure research translation [and how] knowledge transfer yields maximum research outcomes and impacts.

John Obiri
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya

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Julie Reeves

Dr Julie Reeves, has been involved with delivering skills training to researchers since 2005.  Currently she is based at the University of Southampton where she designs, delivers and coordinates transferable skills training for early career researchers and research staff. Prior to this she was the Skills Training Manager, at the University of Manchester, for social science, arts and humanities postgraduate researchers, their supervisors and research staff. Her academic background is in politics and international relations, with degrees from the Universities of Kent and Southampton. Julie is one of the key contributors to the RDF. ... More About Author

Sue Starbuck

Alison Yeung

Dr Alison Yeung is an independent academic writing consultant with substantial experience of designing and delivering writing training to academics both at home and overseas. Prior to working independently, Alison was Writing Skills Teaching Fellow at the University of Surrey for 7 years, where she had responsibility for the design and delivery of writing training for doctoral researchers. Whilst her professional career of over 30 years has been in the teaching of English and the design of teaching materials, her doctoral research was in Systematic Christian Theology and Chinese Philosophy. This deep interest in understanding the... More About Author