Early career staff are represented in the college by the Early Career and Research Staff (ECARS) committee, which consists of early career representatives from each of the Schools within the Colleges. The committee meets throughout the year to discuss and address issues and areas of concerns for early career staff, which are then presented to, for example, the Colleges’ Research and Knowledge Transfer Committee (CoSS and CAL), who deliver the research strategy for the Colleges. In addition, ECARS committee members sit on their respective School Research and Knowledge Transfer Committee, to address specific issues of concern to ECARS within their particular Schools.
The aims of the ECARS committee are to:
- Foster a collective identity for early career academics and researchers across the College of Social Sciences and the College of Arts and Law, and provide a forum for mutual peer support and networking;
- Ensure early career academics and researchers have a voice in decision making within the Colleges; and
- Address issues and areas of concern for early career academics and researchers within the Colleges, including their specific developmental and training needs.
In addition to representing the views of ECARS at School and College level through their committee membership, the ECARS Committee works through the year to hold events and workshops to support early career academics and researchers, and to disseminate news and opportunities relevant to early career staff in the colleges.
To get involved, advertise events, or be added to the mailing list, please send an email to email@example.com.
The current Chair of the ECARS Committee is:
Laurence Lessard-Phillips, Research Fellow, IRIS, Department of Social Policy and Social Work: firstname.lastname@example.org
She is supported in this role by:
Claire Crawford, BRIDGE Research Fellow, School of Education: email@example.com
Raquel da Silva, British Academy Research Fellow, School of Government and Society: r.b.p.daSilva@bham.ac.uk
Sandhya Duggal, Research Fellow, School of Social Policy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Herjeet Marway, Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, email@example.com
Margarita Nyfoudi, Lecturer, Birmingham Business School: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Reynolds, Lecturer, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, email@example.com
Wendy Symes, Lecturer, School of Education: firstname.lastname@example.org