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Research Skills: Reputation and Esteem

Reputation and Esteem - skills required of excellent PhD or doctoral students

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12 November 2010

An excellent researcher at doctoral or PhD level:

  • Speaks with authority on own topic.
  • Begins to be known as a good researcher.

Looking ahead, a doctoral student can aim to become an excellent early-career researcher who:

  • Holds own in debates about own research areas.

Is establishing a reputation in the discipline topic/research area and locally.

Note: These skills are identified in the UK Researcher Development Framework – where they appear as B3.4 Self-management: Reputation and Esteem

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