UCL Research Domains


Working Across Disciplines: concepts, language and ways of working

30 June 2017
In this talk, Susan Michie discussed the challenges faced by early career researchers in relation to her own career and experience and helped participants think about these issues in relation to their current dilemmas and future career plans.

The challenges facing early career researchers include the following tensions:

  • being ambitious but ensuring aims are achievable
  • being focussed but not too narrow and being open to new ideas and directions
  • being clear about one's own disciplinary contribution but also its limitations and the contributions of other disciplines
  • focusing on one's academic career vs its translation into policy and practice
  • working hard but having a life outside work …