Investing in People

Joanne Bentley - Director of Faculty Research Management Services, Yale
Yuen Chang - Intellectual Property and Contracts Officer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Dr. Lorna Colquhoun - Director of Research and Innovation Services, University of Southampton

Organizational Models for Supporting Faculty Research in the U.K. and U.S.

JOANNE BENTLEY – DIRECTOR OF FACULTY RESEARCH MANAGEMENT SERVICES, YALE
DR. LORNA COLQUHOUN – DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND INNOVATION SERVICES, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

The changing nature of research administration and technology has led institutions to evaluate the models used to provide services to faculty/PI’s.  This session will look at options to provide better support to PI’s and the potential benefits of implementation.  As research administration becomes professionalized, and there is a shift from clerical functions to more expert input,  those who do this job need to be innovative and skilled to keep ahead of the competition. We will frame and facilitate a discussion about evaluating skill sets to develop high performing employees and support their ability to adapt to changing technologies.  The speakers will provide a look into the setup at their institutions comparing the expectations and strategies in providing high-level service and support.

The presenters will discuss their experiences with organizational design and structures for building successful research management offices.  What can be learned from one institution to another?  The presenters will compare different angles of research support, policy and infrastructure and discuss if there is such a thing as best-practice when you work in different environments.

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The present role and future impact of women of colour in research

YUEN CHANG – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND CONTRACTS OFFICER, PETER MACCALLUM CANCER CENTRE

Globally, there is currently an important awakening occurring about the role of women in professional communities – from cinema and politics to medicine and science. For at least three decades the under-representation of women in research has been a topic of interest and concern. Despite this, there is still conspicuous gender inequity in many research fields. This is an important gap, as empirical evidence has demonstrated the positive impacts of engaging and empowering women in scientific endeavours and communities, including administrative management and leadership roles. However, there is little consideration of minority groups beyond gender. In other words, while women are achieving important gains in recognition and equity, women of colour may continue to be not only under-represented but systemically discriminated against in the workplace. In this workshop we will present a review of available statistics and research on women of colour in research, particularly in STEM. The workshop is intended to develop an initial framework for discussion and further research, with the goal of promoting collaborative actions and proactive initiatives and policy pathways in research management, so that female minorities can enjoy the same progress as others in the future workplace.

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Room Harris 1 & 2
Time 11:30 - 12:45
Date Tuesday 5th June, 2018
Theme Future Shape of Work
Style Panel
Speakers Joanne Bentley - Director of Faculty Research Management Services, Yale
Yuen Chang - Intellectual Property and Contracts Officer, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Dr. Lorna Colquhoun - Director of Research and Innovation Services, University of Southampton

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