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Supporting early career researchers in ways that count

The numbers moving from PhDs into a career in academia are shrinking, and the challenges to pursuing a career in research appear to be rising. So how can early career researchers best develop a body of published research, and what can the scholarly community do to better support people as they move into becoming published authors? This was the theme of the latest ‘Conversazione’ In Johannesburg, South Africa. One attendee, Michael Taster, PhD student at the University of Sheffield, outlines some of the top talking points and shares his reflections from the event.