“New Levels of Professional Responsibility: Exploring Workplace Pedagogies in Transitions”
ESRC Seminar Series (RES-451-26-0818)
Researchers at the Universities of Stirling, Leeds, and at Birkbeck, University of London are organising a two-year investigation into professional responsibility. Through a series of seminars, they hope to find out how doctors, social workers, psychotherapists and police officers make the transition to having to make independent critical decisions. Such decisions could have a serious impact for their patients, clients or members of the public, but professionals such as doctors, social workers and psychotherapists have to start taking them at some early point in their career. Those transitions to new levels of responsibility may be associated with negative impacts on risk, effectiveness, work culture and relations with colleagues and clients. This seminar series will ask how we can better understand what happens in such transitions. The seminars will involve the professionals themselves, policy makers and those who regulate the professionals, as well as researchers.
Opportunity to participate for selected research students
There will be a small number of spaces reserved for postgraduate research students enrolled FT or PT who are studying professional learning or education in either: social work, health, policing training, psychotherapy or general professional education. Some funding is available towards travel costs for each seminar and we are inviting applications for these places.
To be eligible you must:
- have completed at least one year of postgraduate study
- be enrolled in a postgraduate programme at a UK university
- be willing to commit to attending six seminars between March 2011 and June 2012, two in Leeds, two in London, and two in Stirling .
- be willing to contribute to seminar organisation and chairing as well as post-seminar activity such as assisting with editing publications
Electronic applications are to be sent to r.heer at leeds dot ac dot uk. All applications must include:
- 2 page statement outlining your relevant experience and research interests, and how you can contribute to the series success
- Reference from research supervisor
Closing date for applications is 4 January 2011; successful applicants will be notified by 17th January 2011. Applicants from medical education are eligible to apply for the Association for the Study of Medical Education sponsored studentship. For further details contact nicky at asme dot org dot uk or s.kilminster at leeds dot ac dot uk
Professor Tara Fenwick, University of Stirling
Sue Kilminster, University of Leeds
Professor Miriam Zukas Birkbeck, University of London