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Being an Interdisciplinary Academic

How Institutions Shape University Careers

Authors: Lyall, Catherine

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  • Emphasises the importance of interdisciplinarity in academia
  • Reveals misunderstandings held about the nature of interdisciplinary knowledge
  • Identifies how researchers can embed interdisciplinarity in their own career trajectory
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This book highlights the importance of interdisciplinarity in the academic landscape, and examines how it is understood in the context of the modern university. While interdisciplinarity is encouraged by research funders, academics themselves receive mixed messages about how, when and whether to follow this route. Building upon a series of career history interviews with established interdisciplinary researchers, the author reveals fundamental misunderstandings about the nature of interdisciplinary knowledge, how this is shared, and the skills these researchers bring. The book addresses these issues on both a personal and systemic level, identifying how a resilient researcher can craft their own research trajectory to view interdisciplinarity as a truly embedded approach. 

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Catherine Lyall is Professor of Science and Public Policy at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

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“Her book is both more reflective and more heavily researched and documented than the short memoranda prepared with colleagues, and is rewarding just for the citations alone.” (Scott McLemee, Inside Higher Ed, insidehighered.com, August 2, 2019)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Being an Interdisciplinary Academic
Book Subtitle
How Institutions Shape University Careers
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18659-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18659-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18658-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-18661-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 134
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