Exploring Research Careers Podcast

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Have you discovered Exploring Research Careers Podcast.  Each episode explores careers and personal histories of people working in research today and delves in detail into the career trajectories of people actively working as researchers or those who work supporting researchers.

The latest episode features Dr Ian Sherwin, a Lecturer in Sports Coaching at the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences and is the Course Director for academic programmes relating to the National Council for Education and Fitness at the University of Limerick.

Dr Sherwin highlights his career journey from various jobs after leaving college, returning to college to focus on sports science, then moving into a coveted coaching role with the Irish Rugby Football Union.

After 13 years in that role returned to education and he chats to us about transitions and decisions along this journey. He offers advice to undergrad and postgrad students and highlights how kindness is central to his philosophy.

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Exploring Research Careers Podcast

Each podcast of the Exploring Research Careers Podcast focuses on a particular area of expertise or insight such as “imposter syndrome”, “intersectoral mobility”, “emotional journey of applying for prestigious grants”, working in “industrial research and development” to name a few.

The podcast offers advice to those considering a research career at undergrad or postgrad level and career development advice to those already on the academic/researcher pathways

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