Mid-Career Network

The UKSBM Mid-Career Network (MCN) is a group of self-identifying “mid-career” academics, researchers and clinicians with an interest in behavioural medicine, science and practice.

What is a mid-career researcher?

If you self-identify with one or more of these statements, then you are a mid-career researcher according to the UKSBM Mid-Career Network.

A mid-career researcher is someone who has a general sense of developing responsibility or autonomy for research, i.e., an experienced and senior post-doctoral researcher. They are likely to be someone who is starting to supervise, manage or mentor doctoral students and researchers, and/or has started to show leadership in other academic or clinical domains (i.e., research-led teaching, running or developing courses). Mid-career researchers are not principally defined by “the number of years since completion of their PhD/Doctorate”.

To sign up to the MCN, email UKSBM-mid-career-network@bath.ac.uk with an expression of interest.

Our mission statement and values

The UKSBM MCN aims to develop and foster management and leadership in behavioural science. We believe in team-science, shared reward and ownership, and collaboration across disciplines and institutions. We aim to:

  • Support training and professional development in research, management and leadership skills
  • Establish mentorship opportunities(i.e., as a mentor, and mentee)
  • Foster collaboration and peer-support within and between universities, healthcare agencies, public health institutions and other related organisations
  • Promote collaboration, team science, and shared reward and incentive structures
  • Promote a healthy work-life balance while achieving progression in science and academia

Committee Members

Dr Gemma Taylor, Chair

Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology, Cancer Research UK Postdoctoral Fellow; Addiction and Mental Health Group (AIM), Department of Psychology, University of Bath

@GemmaMJTaylor 

Dr Eleni Karasouli, Deputy Chair/ General Secretary

Senior Research Fellow, University of Warwick, Warwick Clinical Trials Unit

@EleniKarasouli

Dr Sally Adams, Communications Officer

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Addiction and Mental Health Group, University of Bath

@SallyScientist

Dr Sarah Chapman, Events Officer

Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, University of Bath

@scechapman

Dr Sarah Hotham, Liaison Officer  

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent

@DrSarahHotham

Dr Angeliki Bogosian, Web Officer 

Affiliation: Senior lecturer, Division of Health Services Research and Management

@AngBogosian

Dr Joanna Goldthorpe, Training Officer 

Research Fellow, Division of Psychology & Mental Health, Division of Psychology & Mental Health

@JoannaGoCarroll