Practical Academic: Managing Research Groups and Projects

Practical Academic: Managing Research Groups and Projects

by Jennifer Rowland


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Practical Academic: Managing Research Groups and Projects by Jennifer Rowland

Practical Academic can help you to maintain a high level of efficiency now that you are running your own research group. You may be encountering challenges in managing people, projects, and balancing your time. This book provides solutions and strategies for dealing with these issues and more. By reading this no-nonsense review of the major problems encountered in running your own research group, you will discover how to:

• Structure your group and its schedule to maximise productivity and development

• Build the most effective team to complete the work and deliver it

• Pre-empt and manage issues that arise in your research

• Develop tools that you can use in managing your group

• Promote a positive and productive research environment

Practical Academic provides a broad range of approaches to improve your outcomes as a research group leader. Develop a strong, competitive research group using strategies to maximise on productivity and research efficiency. Each chapter includes reflection points and exercises, with downloadable resources that constitute a “Group Leader Toolkit” that can transform your current approaches to managing your research team.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780646967257
Publisher: Jennifer Rowland
Publication date: 02/06/2017
Series: Practical Academic , #1
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Rowland is a Scientist, Development Economist, and Educator. She has spent 16 years as an international research scientist before focusing on delivering training for researchers on communication, strategy and management.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Running a Research Business
CHAPTER 2: People and Management Structure
CHAPTER 3: Human Capital
CHAPTER 4: Group Organization and Logistics
CHAPTER 5: Networks and Professional Development
CHAPTER 6: Organization and Time Management
CHAPTER 7: Personal and Professional Dynamics 136
CHAPTER 8: Teaching and Departmental Responsibilities

CHAPTER 9: Designing Your Project
CHAPTER 10: Strategic Planning - Project Staff
CHAPTER 11: Getting Your Project Started
CHAPTER 12: Managing the Project
CHAPTER 13: Troubleshooting and Change
CHAPTER 14: Communication and Improvement
CHAPTER 15: Authorship and Publication Ethics
CHAPTER 16: Completing the Project

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