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Project management for research (Cambridge)

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Target audience: Anyone who wants to improve their research project management skills

Description: This one-day intensive workshop for a maximum of 25 participants is an introduction to project management for researchers.

Outcomes: Participants will gain an understanding of

  • The research project life cycle
  • working with others (team and stakeholders);
  • managing risk
  • planning a project
  • implementing a project (and basic PM tools )
  • monitoring a project
  • closing a project
  • evaluating a project (project success and failure)

Contribution to your researcher development profile

  • Researcher Development Framework Domain C Research governance and organisation – research management:
  • OECD Transferable skills: Organisational Skills - Project and time management skills

Facilitator: Natacha Wilson, Cambridge Insights

Natacha is the founder and director of Cambridge Insights, a Leadership and Innovation consultancy designed to help leaders “be the change they want to see in the world”. Natacha studied Economics and Social Sciences in Paris and started her career in the creative and innovation sectors both in France and the UK. She subsequently moved to the Higher Education sector and worked for the University of Cambridge Judge Business School and the Centre for Personal and Professional and Development.

Natacha is an experienced researcher, facilitator and leadership consultant and a mentor for the International Women Entrepreneur Foundation. She also runs a leadership and development programme for leaders of charities and social enterprises. She currently delivers workshops and lectures for Researcher Development Programmes and wider development initiatives for universities and professional bodies in the UK and overseas.

Natacha’s research interest focuses on identifying the skills, traits and conditions needed to become a successful leader/PI. She was part of the Cambridge led research project focusing on journey of becoming a Principal Investigator in which 60 PIs (from three research intensive universities) were asked to share their experience of getting the grant and acting as PIs.


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