Centre for Academic Practice


Dr Duncan Stanley

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Research Staff and Student Development Adviser

I contribute to the strategic objectives of the University by supporting the development of postgraduate research students and research staff at all career stages. This encompasses the design, promotion, delivery and evaluation of training and development programmes, both face-to-face and blended learning, as well as creating and leading a number of dissemination and networking events for members of the research community.  I am based within the University’s Centre for Academic Practice, but also work within the Doctoral College and have close ties with the Research Office.

I joined the Centre for Academic Practice in January 2015 from University of Leicester, where I held the post of Research Skills Developer, delivering training and events for postgraduate research students.  Further back in my career I undertook a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Otago, New Zealand, specialising in the study of starch degradation in plants, following which I held a couple of postdoctoral research positions, firstly at HortResearch in Auckland, New Zealand, and then at the John Innes Centre in Norwich.

I have wide-ranging interests in development of researchers, but am particularly interested in research communication and dissemination.