It is often difficult for young, new, inexperienced researchers to gain access to experienced researchers on a 1-1 basis. To provide opportunity for ECR’s to meet with one of our Experts, we are offering the opportunity for a 1-1 interview in return for sharing the information that you gather and your story here. Special thanks to both Professor Diana Kuh and Norah Epie for agreeing to be the first to do this for us. We are happy to assist in facilitating a meeting, preparing questions and finalising the article. To get involved all you need to do is select an expert from Our Experts page and Contact Us to let us know who you would like to interview and why.
ECR Norah Epie invited Professor Diana Kuh for an interview so that we could learn more about how she achieved her various academic successes, the route she took to becoming a Professor, and the training and support she received during her career.
There will be times when we will be able to invite ECR’s to join our researchers in their formal meetings and discussions as well as on more informal gatherings. By joining our ECR Network you will find out more about these opportunities and be able to express your interest in specific topics or groups that you would like to get involved with. In return we would like to share some of those experiences with a wider audience through articles / blogs written for our Newsletter or website. Special thanks to Dr. Carl Hodgets for being the first to provide some feedback from a recent event.
Dr Carl Hodgetts gives an insight on the benefits of having informal networking events for Early Career Researchers.
Carl Hodgetts is a Wellcome Trust Fellow based at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC). His work focuses on how inter-individual differences in cognition (memory, visual perception) is related to variation in specific brain networks. In particular, he has been working with the University of Oxford to develop ultra-high-resolution imaging methods to better characterise the function of small brain areas affected in the dementias, such as the hippocampus.