"The most memorable moments of my career involve field work…finding dinosaur footprints in Jurassic rocks in Yorkshire and ‘seeing' the environment in which those animals had lived"
"It's so easy to forget that part of what we do is creative and if we make time for other interests, our efficiency rises!"
“I am still finding my feet but believe my decision to return to academia has been a good one.”
“It’s also great to have so many female role models in the department and a clear effort to try to encourage an even greater gender balance.”
"There are many turns and crossways along the way, select what most stimulates you and do the best you can, excel!"
"be prepared to take risks and jump at new opportunities. Don't be afraid to network and to promote yourself"
“I fell in love with the marine environment at the age of 14 and since then I have been enjoying, studying, and protecting it.”
“I love everything about my research”
"In part I have been lucky, in part I have knocked on doors at difficult moments – and found them wide open."
"The publications of my first research papers in peer-review journals still stand out in my mind. I was exhilarated.."
"If you have a passion for science and want to make it your career you have to work for it and also get yourself noticed"
“It is such a privilege to spend most of my time researching, reading about, and discussing the issues I really care about”
Penelope Pickers (Postdoctoral Researcher working on understanding carbon cycles processes and fluxes) - 2017
“you don’t have to sacrifice your personal life in order to be a successful researcher”
"I really got the sense that I was part of something that was having a major influence on international policy."