Researcher Realities

Researcher Realities invites conversations among and across the research community how we do what we do, what contexts and circumstances inform our decisions, what we do when things go wrong, how we navigate challenges, how we define success. They are aimed to foster an open, transparent, and inclusive research culture by promoting authenticity, and giving reassurances, opportunities for best-practice sharing and inspiration.

This is a dedicated online space where we post thematic blogs that relate to researcher realities. If you would like to propose a series, please get in touch with Anna Pilz (

Our first thematic blog series is an initiative from the Long-Term Research Network on ‘Long-Term Researcher Careers’, our second blog series showcases the various realities of postdoc life at Edinburgh.

Talking about Researcher Realities

Researcher Realities Event – 4 Conversations on 30th May 2023

Researchers’ Journeys Blog Series – long-term researchers

#Researcher Realities: Inspiration & Future Directions

#PostdocResearcherRealities Blog Series – Postdocs (PAW 2023)