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Steve Joy
Head of Researcher Development

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Steve leads the Researcher Development Programme, working with the team of Researcher Developers to drive innovation and continually improve the quality of researcher development in Cambridge. He also supports the wider researcher development agenda across the University, working with colleagues in professional and academic departments to identify priorities, set standards, and ensure robust information management.

Steve has a particular interest in self-leadership and career management for early-career academics. He has written about these issues for The Guardian, founded the Early Career Blog, and contribued to several books on writing successful job applications.

Steve's background is in German Studies, and he wrote his PhD on the fiction of Thomas Mann. He has five years' experience of supervising and lecturing at Cambridge, and is also an accredited practitioner for both MBTI and Belbin Team Roles.

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