I am really pleased to introduce myself as the Research Culture Lead for the FLF Development Network. I will be supporting training, development and opportunities that focus on how we support and sustain honest, transparent, inclusive and creative research cultures in our teams and working practices.
I come to such a role as a Dean of Research Culture and Environment at Cardiff University where I have led on our working to support researchers and early career academics and our commitment to responsible research assessment. I have developed leadership training for new colleagues to Cardiff, allowing us to consider what makes for a positive research culture, and I have worked closely with the Wellcome Trust on their inspiring work on ‘reimagining research culture’. They are leading the way on honest conversations about what works well and less well for researchers in the UK and how we can improve the situation.
It has been super to work with FLFs and colleagues supporting the FLF Network already – Sara and the team at Edinburgh are amazing. From Cardiff, we will be leading on extending and enriching the mentoring programme which will be such an important dimension and experience for your personal and professional development. I look forward to e-meeting many of you soon in research encounters and workshops.
As a passionate linguist, I cannot help ending with a multilingual sign off – tous mes meilleurs voeux pour 2021! Diolch!