Registration is closed for this event
May 12th, 2022 1:00 PM through  2:00 PM
Online event - link will be provided
United Kingdom

SRHE’s Newer Researchers Network provides opportunities for the broad range of newer and early career researchers to develop links with national and international peers, share their developing research, and build capacity as researchers within a supportive community. The network recognises the broad range of career paths that newer higher education researchers have followed and aims to embrace and foster this diversity in its activities. The network is aimed at: 

  • postgraduate students (including full time and part time) 

  • postdoctoral and early career researchers 

  • newer academics from a range of disciplinary backgrounds 

  • researchers newer to carrying out research in the field of higher education 


This informal session aims to reconnect researchers and students with an interest in these areas, and to shape the future directions of the network’s activities. During the session, network convenors Dr Mark J.P. Kerrigan, Dr Omolabake Fakunle, Dr Simon Pratt-Adams and Charlotte Verney will present their current research interests and their plans for future topics this network can address. There will be opportunities to:  

  • Introduce yourself, your research interests, and your thoughts on what you would like this network to cover 

  • Discuss how the network can best support its participants 

  • Exchange ideas for the agenda and aims of the network 

  • Hear more about the SRHE annual conference and how to take part as newer researcher 

About the NR Network 

The network intends to have at least 2 major events each academic year, as well as providing opportunities for networking and collaboration. Topics recently addressed include:  

  • Transitioning into pedagogic research – Dual identities and discipline spanning 

  • Students sense of self: Identity and belonging in HE 

  • Writing behaviours and goals 


The NR network also seeks to provide opportunities for collaboration and networking. You can find out more about the network on our website, here: 



Dr Omolabake Fakunle, University of Edinburgh 

Dr Mark J.P. Kerrigan, Anglia Ruskin University 

Dr Simon Pratt-Adams, Anglia Ruskin University 

Charlotte Verney, University of Nottingham & Canterbury Christ Church University 


Are you interested in becoming more involved in the Society? We would love to hear from you – please indicate your interest by following this link: 

We will be in touch if an appropriate voluntary role becomes available with more information and guidance. 

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