Research Theory was founded in 2022 by Drs. Elaine and Stuart Sevier to address the crisis of declining innovation within the world of academic research. With backgrounds in academic basic science, they witnessed firsthand how research culture was stifling creativity and taking a toll on the well-being of their colleagues. Their first efforts to address this issue was helping establish the Center for STEMM Mentorship at Stanford University with Dr. Joseph M. DeSimone. Their success at Stanford inspired them to expand their scope in tackling this issue and start Research Theory in hopes of providing support to academic researchers across the globe.
Who we are
What drives us
Our strategic vision for Research Theory is guided by four principles:
Interventions, Data, Research, and Community.