Coaching | Research Culture | Researcher Development
INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM COACHING
Offering you or your team the space for reflection, insight and growth, as well as opportunity to explore new possibilities and become more confident in your strengths, decision making and how you can work in a way that is aligned to your values. I also offer coaching linked to 360 degree feedback.
Workshops and resources to support the professional and career development of PGRs and research staff, Fellows, PIs and Supervisors. Topics range from networking, collaboration and career skills to leadership, coaching, innovation and creativity. I also offer writing retreats.
Consultation, interviews, focus groups and surveys to understand the current research culture and build an evidence base which allows you to establish priorities going forward.
STRATEGIC CULTURE CHANGE
Facilitation, coaching and partnership working in partnership as you develop and implement plans for culture change, aligned to community and organisational values, as well as national priorities.
As a coach, I've worked with individuals and teams from Higher Education, the third sector and private companies ranging from microbusinesses to multi-nationals. Coaching topics included leadership, career development, networking skills, work-life balance, collaboration and workplace relationships. I'm a member of the EMCC and adhere to their code of ethics.
I have over 15 years of experience working in career and professional development support, in Universities and as an external consultant. I've worked with several UK HEIs of all sizes over the past few years, supporting researcher development and culture, with the focus ranging from understanding departmental values, to institutional culture strategies, implementing narrative CVs and tackling bullying and harassment.
Whilst working at the University of Glasgow, I helped to establish its Lab for Academic Culture and delivered projects to understand and advance the institution's research culture, as well as influence national policy and practice. I can support research groups, departments and organisations to understand and reflect on their culture, values and priorities and develop an action plan for change.
I have a PhD in Chemistry and I'm a Chartered Manager. I'm also a bikepacker, cycling coach, fell-runner and wild swimmer. I bring my passion for adventure and experience of supporting others in their own adventures, to my coaching practice. This is what led to my business being named after the highest mountain in England. Like many career goals, Scafell can feel both a daunting and also inspiring challenge. As a coach, I start from the position that you have the potential to meet your own challenges, whatever they are. I am also a firm believer in time outdoors really contributing to wellbeing. So if one of your goals is better work life balance and more outside time, please get in touch for a chat.
I had the privilege of being coached by Elizabeth during a time of expansion and change for the charity I founded and run. She helped me develop skills and confidence to put new structures in place. I always felt listened to and understood and the way that she helped me develop my own thoughts towards action was both gentle and productive. The skills I developed through the coaching were part of what gave me, and the organisation, resilience to weather challenging times in the pandemic.
Emily Carr-Martin, Creative Director, Hear My Music
Culture | Communities | Coaching | Innovation
REVIEW OF BEST PRACTICE IN NEEDS ANALYSIS
No one size fits all.
The doctorate and research supervision have moved on. This project was undertaken for the ESRC to consider tools and approaches to support PGRs to identify their development needs.
BULLYING IN THE RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT
Consultation with research staff, PIs, Heads of Department and professional services staff to identify tangible actions to address bullying and harassment and improve researcher wellbeing.
IMPLEMENTING NARRATIVE CVS
How do we value the range of contributions to research? This project evaluated the benefits and pitfalls of narrative CV formats, from the point of view of the writer and the review panel, making recommendations for future development.
BUILDING RESEARCH COMMUNITY
Taking into account the perspectives of staff, students and institutional structures, what is the purpose of a research community and what practical steps can be undertaken to help build and nurture such a community?
PROSPER CAREER COACHING
Career, strengths and transitions coaching with groups and individuals as part of the UKRI-funded programme which aimed to unlock postdoctoral researcher talent and enable intentional career decisions.
RESEARCH CULTURE PODCAST
If you want to hear some of my thoughts on how to build sustainable change in research culture (from while I was at Glasgow) have a listen below. I hope it gives you an insight into what drives my work.