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Tutors: Dr Karen Hinxman - Postdoc and Fellows Development Consultant, Imperial College London, and Dr Emma Williams - Independent Consultant
For: Principal Investigators at Imperial, free of charge. Not available externally.
Please note: Absences and cancellations with less than 10 working days' notice will result in a £250 charge. 
Duration:  Two days

Monday 20 - Tuesday 21 March, 09.30-16.30, in person (Venue TBC)

More information will become available closer to the day of the course.


Making the move from working with others on research projects to managing and directing your own independently funded programme requires more than just an excellent research record. Our research has shown that new principal investigators are concerned with management issues: time, staff and funding being the major hurdles.
This two day residential course for new and aspiring Principal Investigators will enable you to explore these issues by working through a series of real life examples to develop a personal plan for managing your first research group.

Key areas

  • To identify personal strengths, weaknesses, values and motivations
  • Examine a variety of leadership styles
  • To envision and realise a direction and profile for their laboratory
  • Learn practical techniques to prioritise and manage your time successfully