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Researcher professional development at ECU

Whether you are new to ECU, early in your career or an experienced researcher, ECU provides support and training to help you build the knowledge, competencies and skills required to have a successful research career.

Researcher Professional Development Framework

Ongoing professional development helps maintain and advance skills, knowledge, and competencies required to be a successful researcher in today’s global research environment.

The Researcher Professional Development Framework (RPDF) will provide you with the opportunity to continually build your skills and competencies as a world-class researcher.

New to ECU

For researchers new to ECU we have compiled useful information to assist you with:

  • Getting Started;
  • Getting Connected; and
  • Staying Updated.

Training workshops and events

Professional development programs can be undertaken through workshops and seminars, online courses, professional experience, collaboration, networking, mentoring and independent study. Below you will find information about all research-related professional development opportunities offered across ECU.


Cross Cultural Awareness

Personal and Professional Development
ECU Staff
Research Staff

Develop a theoretical understanding of the dimensions of culture and how it influences language and behaviour. Guest speakers from various cultural backgrounds will present real life examples and insights.


Reach a wider audience with Research Online

Engagement and Impact
Postgraduate Research Students
Research Staff

Highlights the benefits of making research outputs openly accessible in ECU’s repository. How Research Online can help increase readership and impact as well as fulfil funder requirements. Creative commons licences, journal copyright agreements and author’s accepted manuscripts explained. Library-Research Services sessions are offered either on campus, as live webinars or via appointment.


Building an Academic CV

Personal and Professional Development
Research staff

Produce an effective CV that will improve your chances of being successful in applications. During the workshop there will be opportunities for practice and feedback, so please bring three paper copies of your current CV.

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