The Global Researcher

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We’re all aware of the international nature of research, but it can be hard sometimes to imagine how to position yourself as a global researcher, particularly if your work is geographically situated (my own PhD examined a piece of UK government policy in the context of Newcastle’s West End, for example – hardly global!). However, when looking to succeed in those hard-to-reach posts – the fellowships and the lectureships – it’s important to show that you have at least considered the international outlook.

I was pleased then, to see that The Guardian has offered a helping hand –  the HE blog has some useful advice on becoming a global researcher – well worth a look!

How to become a global researcher: insight, advice and resources

To paraphrase Geddes and the environmental movement – how easy do you find it to ‘think global’ when your research is ‘acting local’?


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