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Hello Dear Visitor,

I’m Danielle Fatzinger, PhD, currently Research Policy Officer (previously with the Lab for Academic Culture, and now with the University of Glasgow Library, Information Services) and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the University of Glasgow’s Celtic & Gaelic department. I have previous experience as a Digital Curator and Postgraduate Researcher Development Office Intern.

I’m someone who enjoys having varied and engaging projects to work on that give me room to be creative, think critically, and utilise my research skills to support my work and workplace community. I gather and organise information; talk to colleagues to get their perspectives, feedback, concerns, and ideas; and synthesise it into a blog post, webpage, report, infographic, tweet, presentation, or email. These efforts have fed into senior management meetings considering the direction of the university and concerns facing research communities, both through myself and through more senior colleagues. I feel it is important the work of all involved in a team can be successful, and so I happily assist colleagues with their projects via editing, writing, content creation, and being someone who can do behind-the-scenes work at or on events. After all, we’re a team, and we’re all rewarded when our projects or events are successful.

This work so far has taken place within higher education, particularly within the research community supporting postgraduate researchers and research culture activities at the University of Glasgow (while completing a PhD myself!). I would love to stay in this community and continue to support vital research and research culture activities in Scotland, but I also know that my communication and research skills and ability to learn quickly make me someone who can thrive and make a difference in a variety of roles.

Therefore, as I complete my current contracts, I am looking for a full-time position in Scotland within or without higher education: a role in which I can help the company or organisation reach their goals by creating, innovating, analysing, challenging myself, and collaborating, and a role in which I can continue to develop as a professional and a person.

Please get in touch if you have a role you think I’d be interested in or want to chat about anything mentioned here or elsewhere on the website!

Sincerely,

Danielle


Research

My PhD research focuses on manuscript production, patron/scribe relationships, literary culture, and cultural identity through the analysis of four late-seventeenth century Gaelic manuscripts written in Kintyre, Argyll by a scribe named Eoghan MacGilleoin for two Clan Campbell patrons and archival records related to the three men.