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Nancy Wong
Spotlight on...Nancy Wong
Spring 2017
29 April 2017

A brief encounter with a stranger on a railway station platform, resulting in an exciting new career brings a whole new meaning to ‘Network Rail’, but this is how Nancy Wong first heard about her current job.

SiP trip to Westminster
What happens when science and policy collide?
Spring 2017
29 April 2017

We’d all like to think that government decisions are based on rigorous evidence, especially when it comes to science, but how many of us actually know how to bring our research to the attention of politicians? At the University of Sheffield, a group of early-career researchers decided to clear up the confusion about what happens when science meets politics …. and the Science in Policy (SiP) Group was born!

Steve Doo with Prof. Pamela Hallock
Travels with my grant - Steve Doo
Spring 2017
29 April 2017

I had the opportunity to meet with researchers in my field and get career advice from academics including Dr Andrew Baker, Dr Valerie Paul, Dr Kazuhiko Fujita and Dr Janice Lough. These interactions have opened opportunities for a postdoctoral fellowship that I did not know about before this meeting.

McCormick Lab Group at ICRS
Travels with my grant - Lauren Nadler
Spring 2017
29 April 2017

As a young researcher, it is important for me to learn how to discuss my data articulately with other scientists. In this session, I was excited to share my own findings from recent studies on shoaling behaviour in coral reef fish, in which I found that shoaling reduces the metabolic rate of individuals. It was wonderful to gain insights on my results from other researchers from a variety of backgrounds, who suggested a range of follow-up studies to further understand the mechanisms underlying the effects I found.