New scientists day
The New Scientists Day initiative was created as part of NHLI’s Athena SWAN Action Plan and career development strategy. The aim of the event is to provide an opportunity for our newly appointed academics, from lecturers to professors, and career development fellows to start new collaborations and to meet colleagues within and outside of Imperial College. It is also a chance for our newcomers to share their research with their new colleagues and for the whole department, staff and students alike, to get together and share ideas.
I presented at the July 2013 meeting and it has already directly benefited my career by leading to two new collaborations with senior UK scientists"
This year’s speakers were Prof Wisia Wedzicha, Prof Stuart Elborn, Dr Adam Byrne, Dr Phil Molyneaux and Dr Mo Shamji who covered a range of specific research topics with their talks, and also the topic of collaboration in research. Dr Alessia David delivered a talk on the Academy of Medical Sciences SUSTAIN programme, which aims to support women’s careers in science. Watch the videos from 2017.
There was an innovation at the 2016 event with a session to discuss how to use social media to engage audiences with your research entitled Engaging online audiences and increasing impact using social media . The talk was presented by Al McCartney, the Faculty of Medicine’s Senior Digital Communications Officer, and NHLI researchers Dr Mike Cox and Dr LJ Smith and led to a lively discussion on how best to use social media to promote your research and widen your impact.
NHLI New Scientists Day 2018
The date of the next New Scientists Day is yet to be announced.