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I help research-adjacent professionals and researchers develop their strengths, interests, and confidence to build rewarding careers. I offer a range of professional development services for research-adjacent professionals, researchers and research leaders including 1 to 1 coaching, group training, and consultancy work. Please use this form to get in touch or contact me via LinkedIn.

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I am a qualified teacher with years of experience of delivering education and training. Here are some examples of the training I can deliver but I am open to discussing custom programmes that fit within my areas of expertise. Training can be delivered at a venue of your choice, online, or a mixture of both (e.g. with in person with online follow up, or a flipped/asynchronous model). Most sessions can also be adapted to suit the time you have available, from a 1 hour seminar to a full day workshop. All sessions are suitable for researchers (including students) and research-adjacent professionals. Rates for ‘off the shelf’ programmes are £600 for up to 90 minutes, £850 for half a day (up to 3 hours) and £1500 for a full day (up to 6 hours) plus travel expenses for in-person delivery.

Take your video conferencing game to the next level and find out what goes into running a really slick online event. From making sure you have the right kit to boosting engagement, improving accessibility and mitigating Zoom fatigue. After this workshop you’ll be a smooth(er) operator.

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What’s the difference between an OK event and one that people rave about afterwards? It’s not just about booking a venue and a speaker, it’s about thinking through every detail of the entire guest experience. This workshop will help you run events that exceed expectations.

To get shortlisted for jobs at universities and similar organisations you need to know how to play the game. Learn about what recruiters are really looking for and how applications are scored to improve your chances of making the cut and getting an interview.

Adjacent dictionary definition

Of course I would say this, but research-adjacent careers can be more rewarding, more flexible, and more stable than academic careers. They can be a proactive choice which let you tap into your personal superpowers. Find out about the options and what might suit you.

What are you good at? I don’t mean what you do for a job, what are your unique strengths and skills? And how can they help you to build or change your career? This workshop is about tapping into personal aptitudes and transferable skills to build flexible and resilient careers.

Activities at a science fair

Would you like to do outreach or engagement with schools or at public events like festivals or fairs? Learn how to turn your research into an interactive and engaging activity. Find the hook, understand your audience, make it hands-on and make it fun!

With over 20 years of experience I can draw on a wealth of knowledge to help coach you through challenging work situations. I can help you with one off support for a particular task or project, or provide more general career coaching. Sessions are online via Zoom to be accessible no matter where you are located. Sessions cost £100 each (1 hour) or £300 for four.

Are you a current or aspiring research-adjacent professional looking for help navigating your career?

Career coaching could help you…

  • Figure out what you want to do and how to get there
  • Help you identify strengths and areas for development
  • Plan for a change of direction
  • Get unstuck or work on professional boundaries

Do you need a fresh perspective on a specific project? I can provide 1 to 1 support for a range of different things.

For example I can help you to…

  • Plan an engagement project or event
  • Craft a funding application or engagement proposal
  • Refresh your CV or prepare a job application
  • Write an article or create a presentation for a lay audiences


AKA anything else… I am also available for flexible consultancy work. Have a look at my portfolio to see some of the things I have previously worked on.

Whatever stage you are at, I can help you develop and deliver a plan to maximise the impact of your research. This could be anything from sketching out a schools workshop to developing an institutional engagement strategy. I can also advise on and edit communication and engagement plans for funding applications, and help with finding and collaborating with non-academic partners.

From £500/day depending on the type of work and contract length