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

Brew, Angela, Boud, David ORCID: and Malfroy, Janne (2017) The role of research education coordinators in building research cultures in doctoral education. Higher Education Research and Development, 36 (2) . pp. 255-268. ISSN 0729-4360 [Article] (doi:10.1080/07294360.2016.1177812)

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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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): doctoral education, graduate education, research development, supervision, culture
Research Areas: A. > Work and Learning Research Centre
Item ID: 21410
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Higher Education Research and Developmenton 16/05/2016, available online:
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Depositing User: Louis Van Baelen
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 14:50
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2021 18:38

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