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Real researcher voices – Professor Gwenllian Wynne-Jones

Prof Gwenllian Wynne-Jones reflects on some of her experiences of applying for research funding

In this video, you will meet Gwenllian Wynne-Jones, Professor of Nursing and the School Research Director for Nursing and Midwifery, at Keele University.

Gwen is an experienced researcher who reflects here on several funding applications she has made and the challenges she faced at a variety of different stages. Some of the key messages from this video include:

  • Smaller successful grants can lead to larger programmes of work
  • Word limits and the involvement of lots of people can be challenging
  • If a bid isn’t successful first time round, you may still be successful in the future
  • Find the area of research you’re passionate about

Think about Gwenllian’s experiences and her advice. Reflect on what you learnt from her video and write your thoughts in the comments below.

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