16 June 2022 / Society Announcements

Call for Expressions of Interest

In collaboration with the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Researcher: Research Ethics Beyond Institutions: supporting ethical conduct with independent researchers

Role: Researcher

Fee: £5000 (plus expenses)

Working With: Dr Stephen Farrier and Dr Joe Parslow (Lead Researchers – The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London), Members of the Society for Theatre Research (STR)

When: July – September 2022

Where: Primarily based in London but could be undertaken remotely (being able to travel and deliver in-person workshops is important)


The Project:

This Project seeks to understand the needs of independent researchers in relation to research ethics and integrity, through workshops and focus groups with independent researchers. Independent researchers have limited access to the kinds of quality ethical guidance and support available in HE institutions. This project will engage with independent researchers via workshops and focus groups and produce a report on the needs of independent researchers in relation to research ethics alongside a toolkit to enhance independent researchers’ ethical research practice.

The Role:

We are seeking a researcher to deliver key aspects of this project. This will involve working with the Lead Researchers to design the project including the workshops/focus groups, to deliver the workshops and lead in gathering data for the project and, in collaboration with the Lead Researchers, to write a report about the needs of independent researchers in regards to research ethics and integrity. The role will involve collaborating with the lead researchers about how to best design the project, as well as disseminate the findings of the work. Importantly, we are looking for someone to actively contribute to the project and its development rather than someone to deliver pre-existing materials.

The Person:

We are particularly interested in hearing from:

  • Independent researchers.
  • Early Career Researchers (including postgraduate research students, where appropriate).
  • Researchers with an interest in and commitment to research ethics and integrity.
  • Researchers with experience of managing projects within and beyond HE.


If you are interested, please submit a brief application of no more than 500 words about why you are interested in this position, noting any relevant experience. You are also welcome to submit a CV with your application. Applications should be submitted to with the Subject “Independent Ethics” by 5pm on Friday 24th June.