Melanie is the Researcher Development Lead at LJMU. A communication and facilitation specialist, she has led on the development of ACTivator, the University’s researcher development programme.  With a background in psychology and individual and group development, she is a qualified Personal Coach with extensive experience of designing development interventions and facilitating groups and teams in a range of professional settings. A keen traveller (with a soft spot for the Hebridean Islands) Melanie enjoys walking, yoga and the Arts as well as whisky, weather and playing the banjo.


11:15 - 12:30
18th Jun 2019
Meeting Room 3a

We are what we think about all day long: positive introspection for the research community

This workshop draws on aspects of LJMU’s ACTivator researcher development programme and the Erasmus + funded TRANSPEER international development programme. The academic environment involves frequent judgements, intense competition and multiple demands. Many researchers are increasingly reporting feeling overwhelmed, experiencing ‘imposter syndrome’ and other confidence ‘blockers’ which hinder performance and productivity. Subsequently, those who support researchers

Theme: Culture, environment & people
Level: Open to all
Speakers:Melanie Jones
Time: 11:15 - 12:30
Date: 18th Jun 2019
Room: Meeting Room 3a