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From the archive: Making the leap

A leading higher education researcher relates what you need to become a principal investigator

Lynn McAlpine is professor emerita of higher education development at the University of Oxford, as well as professor emerita at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

In this article first published in March 2019, she discusses lessons from her research on the difficult transition from postdoc to principal. Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of them is that resilience is a vital characteristic for all those looking to progress.

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