The role of research education coordinators in building research cultures in doctoral education

Angela Brew*, David Boud, Janne Malfroy

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Abstract

The development of cultures of support has become important in programmes for the preparation of research students. The paper draws on in-depth interviews with 21 research education coordinators from Australian and UK institutions to identify the strategies that they use to build research cultures and integrate research students into them. Students’ research cultures are not always linked to departmental research cultures more generally. Local contexts and conditions and staff (including supervisors’) attitudes are found to be critical in how research education coordinators respond and what is considered possible in order to ensure that research students are involved in research cultures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-268
Number of pages14
JournalHigher Education Research and Development
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017

Keywords

  • Culture
  • doctoral education
  • graduate education
  • research development
  • supervision

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