About the event

Date: Monday June 24. 2019

Time: 13:00

Topic: Becoming an effective researcher: networks, impact and publishing Part 1

Where: Ruralis


Ruth McAreavey
Ruth McAreavey

Chair of the Scientific Committee, UK

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Apostolos Papadopoulos
Apostolos Papadopoulos


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Lee-Ann Sutherland
Lee-Ann Sutherland


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Maura Farrell
Maura Farrell


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Becoming an effective research scholar is challenging. Not only is it important to do research and share findings with the scientific community, but getting that research into the public domain is of increasing importance. Knowledge of the publication ‘game’ is an important tool for the effective researcher, so too is becoming embedded in relevant research networks. All too often early career researchers attend events that might not be the best use of their time and yet very simple tips, including time management, can clarify how best to target conferences. Attendees will be able to learn about publishing, networks, funding and impact from established researchers. The editor of Sociologia Ruralis will discuss strategies for getting published. This is an ideal opportunity to hone your skills, seek advice and learn more about how to be an effective researcher.

The pre-conference will not require a registration fee and lunch will be sponsored by Ruralis. It will start on Monday 13:00 and end on Tuesday at lunch (before the main conference starts).

You can find Ruralis here:

Ruralis – Institute for rural and regional research (Ruralis – Institutt for rural- og regionalforskning)

University Centre Dragvoll (NTNU)
Building: Idrettssenteret
Adress: Loholt Alle 81 (4th floor)

Postal code N-7049

City: Trondheim

Contact person if needed: Anne Margrethe Brigham +47 930 33 539


2019 Pre-conference Schedule:

Becoming an effective researcher: networks, impact and publishing

Monday 24 June

13.00 Welcome, lunch
14.00 Being an effective researcher
– Dr Ruth McAreavey, Newcastle University, UK
– Prof. Apostolos Papadopoulos, Harakopio University, Greece
15.30 Break
16.00 Tapping into research funding and research
– Dr. Lee-Ann Sutherland, James Hutton Institute, UK
– Dr. Maura Farrell, NUI Galway
– Dr. Marie Mahon, NUI Galway


Tuesday 25 June

09.00 Writing: targeting the journal and getting published
– Prof. Bettina Bock, editor of Sociologia Ruralis, Wageningen Research University

10.30 Break

11.00 De-coding the review report (what do reviewers look for and how to respond)
– Prof. Johan Fredrik Rye, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
– Prof. Apostolos Papadopoulos, Harakopio University, Greece

12.30 Lunch & Close