Issue 14 of incite is all about the themes of this year’s research staff conference, which explored how you can influence others, get inspiration, and extend your impact to ensure a successful research career.

We learn more about each of these themes across the University through articles, including a Q&A with Dr Adrian West who tells us how we can be more creative, and an article about mythbusting the impact agenda, written by Liz Venn. We also hear from selected research staff who have influenced, inspired and impacted both within and outside the University. In addition, we welcome our newest incite editor, Dr Kate Meade, from the School of Materials in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

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