Dr Steve Joy is Head of Researcher Development at the University of Cambridge and has ten years’ experience of working with PhD students and postdoctoral research staff. He has particular interests in self-leadership and career management. He has written about these issues for the Guardian, founded the Early Career Blog, and contributed to several books on writing successful job applications.

Steve's background is in German Studies, and he wrote his PhD on the fiction of Thomas Mann. He has five years' experience of supervising and lecturing, during which he also ran the Higher Education Academy-accredited Teaching Associates Programme.