About the Network

We have launched a national network for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to meet, learn and collaborate. Registration is free and open to all.

We aim to create a national network covering all academic disciplines and institutions in Wales, as well as researchers in the third sector, government and industry. The network is aimed at anyone who is starting a career in research or starting to work with researchers.

Through the network, we will support you to:

  • Engage with creative and inspiring ideas from the cutting-edge of research and practice
  • Gain experiences and skills that support your professional development and profile
  • Develop strong networks and collaborate across academic disciplines and sectors
  • Respond collectively to important challenges and opportunities for Wales

For those in the HE sector, the network will contribute to the commitments of researchers, their managers and institutions under the Researcher Development Concordat.

Dr. Barbara Ibinarriaga Soltero
Network Development Officer

Barbara Ibiniarriaga Soltero

Barbara joined us in June 2021 and her job is to develop the activities and reach of the Society’s national network for Early Career Researchers established in summer 2020. 

Please note that Barbara currently works part-time for the Society. Please get in touch with her with any queries or suggestions: bibinarriagasoltero@lsw.wales.ac.uk