Research, Academic, and Wider Generic Professional Development (Advice and Resources)

Researcher development

Misc resources, tips and talks for researcher development

Research skills

‘Tips and what EVERY PhD needs to know!’ (2014)

@Dr James Hayton ( visits @ARU_BusinessSch

Michael Duignan from the Lord Ashcroft International Business School in Cambridge, and Ross Kemble President of Anglia Ruskin ‘Graduate Society’ invites Dr James Hayton (author of the to talk to our University PhD community.

With an audience of over 90 PhD’s in LAIBS’s Harvard Suite in Cambridge, James discussed the key principles PhD’s must consider in order to succeed at the doctoral process.

Business Research Methods University Module (Week 1 – 12):

Academic and Professional Skills Development

Full Academic Skills Module (2015/2016/2017)

  • Week 1 – 12 (includes communication skills, research, presentation, writing, time management, critical thinking, case study analysis etc) – Click for all slides

Critical Thinking and Writing Skills

Presentation Skills

  • Piero Vitelli’s – challenges and fears of presenting, and tips for effectiveness (and bringing passion on to the stage…)


Digital Literacy

Whether PhD, post-doc or established researcher, we all want to tell the world about what we are doing. If not, we fail to get external recognition, validity and critique on and for our work. Traditional, often dyadic forms of communication (i.e. academic journals / conferences) are the major routes for dissemination; however technology is simply changing the way we ‘get our research out there’ and develop our own academic profile/brand/presence. Becoming a digital researcher, and working more in the cloud is increasingly important for all the above; particularly in the social sciences.


Career Planning for University Students