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 UKSBMfirstname.lastname@example.org 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