Life after PhD: Applying for Postdoctoral Research Posts

BISR Developing Your Research Career workshops

Tuesday 16 May 2017, 2-4pm

Are you starting to think about your post PhD career and study? Four postdoctoral researchers who secured postdoctoral fellowships or funding to start their academic research careers will lead this seminar. This is the event for you if you want to find out how and who to apply to for fellowships or funding, how to get institutional support with your application, and how to develop the right networks during your PhD. This workshop is free and open to all Birkbeck and Bloomsbury Postgraduate Network PhD students.

Dr Marcia Holmes

Dr Marcia Holmes is a post-doctoral researcher on the Wellcome Trust-funded Hidden Persuaders project. She completed her PhD in 2014 at the University of Chicago in Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science. In 2012-2013 she was the NASA-American Historical Association Fellow in Aerospace History. Dr Holmes’s is currently researching the American and British militaries’ Cold War-era community of psychological researchers, tracing how political, bureaucratic and intellectual fault lines influenced service psychologists’ assessments of brainwashing.

Dr Sarah Marks

Dr Sarah Marks is a post-doctoral researcher working with the Hidden Persuaders project. She was awarded her PhD from UCL in 2015, and held a research fellowship at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge before joining Birkbeck in October 2016. Her research focuses on the history of the psychiatry, psychology and psychoanalysis during the Cold War, especially in the Soviet sphere.

Dr Lousie Hide

Dr Lousie Hide holds a two-year Fellowship funded by the Birkbeck Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF) and is working on a cultural history of abuse in institutions for long-term adult care. She was awarded her PhD (Birkbeck) in early 2011. From January 2011 to December 2013, she was the lead post-doc researcher for the Birkbeck Pain Project, a three-year project that was led by Professor Joanna Bourke. She is the co-founder and Director with Joanna Bourke of the Birkbeck Trauma Project.

Dr Katherine Harvey

Dr Katherine Harvey is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at Birkbeck. She completed her PhD at King’s College London in 2012, and has since worked as an Associate Lecturer at Birkbeck (2012-13) and as Postdoctoral Fellow for the Society for Renaissance Studies (2013-14). She is also one of the convenors of the IHR History of Sexuality Seminar

To book a place on this workshop see the current Birkbeck Graduate Research School timetable


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