Practitioner Research – Call for SIG Convenor 2024-2027
This SIG is a supportive and collaborative community of practitioner researchers working in a diverse range of contexts. It brings together those with a special interest in all those (closely related) methodologies in which research is an integral part of practice and plays a significant role in promoting the publication and dissemination of practitioner research studies as well as studies which focus on the methodological approaches to practitioner research.
Methodological approaches to practitioner research
The relationship between ethics and practitioner research
SIG Convenors are volunteers whose main role is to co-ordinate, oversee and develop the mission and activities of each particular SIG.
If you would like to be considered, key aspects of the Convenors’ role include:
Preparing text for a regular (ideally once per term) newsletter to SIG members.
Hosting at least one annual SIG forum meeting for all members (organised via the BERA office)
Encouraging submissions of individual papers and symposia for BERA conference.
Reviewing abstracts or acting as a third reviewer.
Grouping together abstracts for the conference.
SIG Forum Meetings
If multiple expressions of interest are received an election may be run.
By agreeing to assume a position of SIG convenor, individuals are committing to fulfilling the responsibilities and obligations that go with that role. SIG Convenors are expected to exercise their own judgment to meet the requirements listed in BERA guidance and to seek further advice from the BERA Office if in any doubt on any of these matters. If any procedures are not followed then BERA reserves the right to take whatever action may be necessary to protect BERA’s legal, financial and reputational position.
This role is intended to serve a 3 year term, finishing 30 September 2027
As part of our wider commitment to greater equality and diversity at all levels of the organisation, we continue to seek increased representation from members with a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background. In acknowledging the structural inequalities and unjust power imbalances that affect our members, we wish to be proactive in addressing this within our own structures.