Dr Katryna Kalawsky
Postgraduate Research Student Development Officer
Since completing my BSc Honours Degree in Psychology in 2005 at Loughborough University, my career path has been predominately research based. However, since 2012 I have been employed by Loughborough University in roles that have centred on research, teaching, and academic and pastoral support within the School of Sport of Exercise and Health Sciences, Doctoral College, Research Office, Planning Team (Vice-Chancellor’s Office) and Student Services.
In December 2014, I was been appointed as the University’s Postgraduate Research Student Development Officer; a joint position between the Centre of Academic Practice, Doctoral College and Loughborough University in London. In this full-time role, I contribute to the strategic objectives of the University by supporting the development of postgraduate research students. This encompasses the design, promotion, delivery and evaluation of training and development programmes, through both face-to-face and blended learning.
As a former Loughborough University Postgraduate Research Student, Research Assistant, Postdoctoral Researcher (x3), Teaching Fellow, Athena SWAN Project Officer, and Research Staff and Student Development Officer, I understand first-hand the importance of offering Postgraduate students at all stages a wide portfolio of opportunities and transferrable skills to enhance their professional development and employability. Moreover, I have a keen interest in fostering and embedding a research informed, evidence-based approach to researcher development and enhancing the University’s Postgraduate student experience.