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Meet the masters (co-organized)
Convener: Lucy Clarke  | Co-Convener: Andreas Lang 
Tue, 14 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Workshop for Early Career Researchers

Scientific careers build on more than published articles. Young scientists often face questions that cannot be answered from a textbook. How do I achieve a good work-life balance? Should I move to this new job? How do I decide which projects to work on?

In this session, a successful scientist with many years of experience will give a look back to give a personal perspective of their career. This year we are happy that Tony Brown, Professor in Physical Geography at the University of Southampton has agreed to partake. Tony’s research focuses on floodplain geomorphology and palaeohydrology, alluvial geoarchaeology, forensic palynology and human-environment relationships and, more recently, the Anthropocene. We will discuss how his decisions subsequently affected his career, what problems he had to face, and how research is affected by life and vice versa. His account of his life and work will be fascinating window to how a master scientist works, and there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience to get advice on how to succeed in an academic career.