Alicen Nickson is the Deputy Director of Research Support and Development at Brunel University London.  Her remit spans research and business development, knowledge transfer and commercialisation, contracts and intellectual property management.  She has particular expertise in research and knowledge transfer strategy development and implementation, facilitating collaborations and the development of major grant proposals, proposal writing, research centre management, managing operations for a central services University office.  Alicen works across all academic subject areas, with a personal specialisation in social sciences, and with a broad range of UK and overseas research funders.   She is currently on the Journal of Research Administration (JRA) Editorial Board and is serving as a JRA Fellowship Advisor.

Sessions

11:30
6th Jun 2017
Room: Room 7

Scholarly Publishing for Professionals

Research Managers are increasingly engaged in research activity related to their profession.  This may be through accredited training, masters and PhD level programmes, as well on the job research.  This session will explore scholarly writing for new writers in terms of thinking about why to do it, what might be the barriers, and how to

Theme: Personal Development
Level: Management
Speakers:Alicen Nickson, Dr Ian Carter
Time: 11:30
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: Room 7

15:45
6th Jun 2017
Room: Room 14

Catalyzing development in innovation for postgraduate students & early career researchers

As UK funding for global challenges based research grows, there is increasing opportunity for UK researchers to undertake overseas development focused research. However, as part of this, researchers are expected to deliver innovation with local impact within developing countries. Despite achievements in UK researcher development, particularly with reference to the VITAE Researcher Development Framework (RDF),

Theme: Postgraduate Researchers
Level: Management
Speakers:Alicen Nickson, Tina Ramkalawan
Time: 15:45
Date: 6th Jun 2017
Room: Room 14