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.

How can doctoral and postdoctoral researchers engage externally?

How can doctoral and postdoctoral researchers engage externally?

In this chapter we invite you to consider:

  • The variety of external organisations and sectors you could connect with
  • The importance of maintaining professional conduct and of research integrity
  • The differences between the cultures of academia and industry
  • Some of the key benefits to doctoral, postdoctoral researchers and their institutions

The possibilities for external engagement are considerable; they provide doctoral and postdoctoral researches with a wide range of exciting opportunities to engage with industry, business, charities and policy makers. Entering these areas may not be easy or obvious for researchers; fortunately, institutions are increasingly facilitating this activity with programmes, training and schemes. Although there will be institutional leadership and protocols to follow, there is ...

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