SMuRF: Multidisciplinary Research Conference for Early Career Researchers (ECRs)

The SMuRF event was fabulous. A room full of 80 or so ECRs devoted to multidisciplinary research. There was a range of facilitated sessions, including a discussion of peer review practice that I chaired. Other issues raised were methods for supporting multidisciplinary communities, issues of career progression and recognition for multidisciplinary activity and an outline of the University’s general research strategy, and in particular multidisciplinary research. There was also an excellent talk on research support and working with industrial and other partners. Dr Chris Lintott gave an inspiring keynote on citizen science, and there was a good party too. Thoroughly good way to spend two days.