Networked Researcher @ Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference

As a Geographer I am very proud to say that today I will be at the Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference as an invited panelist for the Postgraduate Forum Annual Conference Training Symposium (PGF-ACTS). The purpose of the postgraduate forum is outlined below:

The RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum represents postgraduates in the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). It fosters communications among postgrads; provides information about events, activities and funding; and offers support and opportunities for postgraduates to further develop their professional skills and credentials.

This years training symposium is split into two parts:

Communicating Research:

The first session on ‘Communicating Research’ will be led by Klaus Dodds (Editor, The Geographical Journal) and Kevin Ward (Editor, Area).

Klaus and Kevin will discuss their expert tips on presenting, writing for various audiences but critically, how to get published in geography. Given their positions as editors of two of the most eminent geography journals, this session will provide you with the unique opportunity to engage with their breadth of expertise on publishing in geography and ask direct questions in a supportive workshop environment.  This session will include practical and useful exercises related to getting your research published.

The second looks at

Careers After Your PhD

The second workshop will be a combination of presentations and panel discussion. There will be opportunities for Q&A with all presenters and panellists.

Confirmed speakers for this session include:

  • Peter Jackson (University of Sheffield)
  • Gail Davies (University College London)
  • Kate Amis (Royal Geographical Society (with IBG))
  • Alison Gardiner (Investec)
  • Sarah-Louise Quinnell (PhD2Published/King’s College London)

To support the Postgraduate Forum Training Symposium this week PhD2Published will feature posts from Professors Kevin Ward and Klaus Dodds on how to get published in books and journals respectively. On networked researcher I will present a post-conference blog from reflecting on the session and offering some useful hints tips and advice on publishing online and creating an online professional identity.

About Sarah-Louise Quinnell

Dr Sarah-Louise Quinnell is a social scientist, specifically a human geographer with a diverse range of research interests from international environmental politics, development practice and management - specifically issues pertaining to capacity-development and geographies of cyberspace. Sarah is also interested in the digitisation of the academic research process. Sarah is a trainer for the King's College London Graduate School Researcher Development Unit where she delivers training on how to use social media in academic research and researcher development. Sarah gained her PhD from the Geography Department at King's College London in 2010.

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