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.
Part I: Engaging with the process
- Why collaborate and engage with others?
- From small beginnings: what opportunities exist internally?
- How can doctoral and postdoctoral researchers engage externally?
Part II: Success is in the detail
- What are the benefits of collaborating and engaging?
- How can doctoral and postdoctoral researchers engage with the public?
- What can we learn from public engagement?
- What can we learn from doctoral training partnerships (DTPs) and knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs)?
Part III: Progressing with confidence