RCA works to strengthen research and the careers of researchers in a number of sectors, including Universities, Medical Research Institutes, Public Sector Organisations and Non-Government Organisations. We do this by providing coaching solutions for institutions and organisations, and for individuals who approach RCA for assistance.
Since our commencement in mid 2014, RCA coaches have coached over 150 researchers involving more than 450 individual coaching sessions.
Our clients include:
University of Technology Sydney
In 2015 RCA was appointed by UTS as a Qualified Provider on the UTS Qualified Coaching, Executive Coaching, Training and Facilitation Services Panel. In 2018/19 we coached 11 researchers from the UTS Business School.
University of Tasmania
We have conducted workshops and coached 39 researchers in two groups from the School of Business and Economics during 2017-19.
In 2015 RCA assisted Swinburne University’s Faculty of Business and Law with research support and strengthening for 20 HDR students. This involved facilitating a 6 day workshop and providing individual coaching according to the identified needs of the researchers.
University of WA
UWA engaged RCA in 2017 to undertake a review of the services provided by one of its affiliated colleges. The report and its recommendations was endorsed by the University.
University of NSW
The Australian Business School at UNSW engaged RCA to provide coaching for 16 women researchers over 2015 and 2016.
Griffith Business School engaged RCA during 2016/17 for a research career development coaching program for 17 researchers at Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor levels.
University of Canberra
In 2016 UC engaged RCA to undertake a review of researcher development across the university, with a focus on the centrally provided UC-ReD programs. The report and its recommendations was endorsed by the University for implementation.
La Trobe University
RCA has coached 25 staff, mostly in the College of Science, Health and Engineering, over all levels and discipline areas during 2016 - 18.
The Faculty of Arts and Education has engaged RCA to provide workshops and coaching for 39 ECR and MCR researchers in 3 groups over 2017 - 19.
Taylors University in Malaysia engaged RCA to conduct a workshop and coach 10 staff over all levels and discipline areas in 2018.
Fiji National University
In 2014 the Vice-Chancellor commissioned RCA to provide tailored research coaching to a selected group of researchers and research leaders as part of the University’s plans to strengthen research.
Individual academic staff have engaged RCA themselves to conduct tailored coaching to assist them with specific research career issues, including preparing for promotion, publications or grant applications, dealing with workload demands and building international regard.