Tyndall Early Career Network (TECN)


The Tyndall Early Career Network is for early career researchers (MPhil, PhD and contract researchers) affiliated with the Tyndall Centre. It is the prerogative of individuals to decide if they consider themselves ‘early career’.

The Tyndall Early Career Network is led by a team of representatives who are responsible to maintaining the network, arranging events and providing an early career researcher voice in Tyndall Centre decision making. The representatives for 2015/16 are Dan Thorman (ThormanD@cardiff.ac.uk) and Brendan Moore (Brendan.Moore@uea.ac.uk).

Tyndall Early Career Network is a two-way street; its effectiveness and value is tied to how much Tyndall early career researchers engage with it. Everyone in the network is encouraged to take part by suggesting ideas and taking on actions and roles.



The Tyndall Early Career Network supports researchers through facilitating connections with other members of the Tyndall Centre, assisting with career development and exchanging ideas, experiences and knowledge.

  • Find an expert: The Tyndall Centre has had a strong focus on interdisciplinary research since birth. As a result it brings together people from diverse academic, private sector and policy backgrounds. The Tyndall Early Career Network can assist with accessing this highly valuable resource – contact a representative for more information.

  • Blog: The Tyndall Early Career Network has a dedicated blog on the Tyndall website. It is a great place share ideas and experience related to research. It’s also a useful way to get experience of writing blogs and boosting your profile.
  • Not for Experts: The Tyndall Early Career Network runs the Not for Expert web-seminars. Anyone in them Network can view the seminars that cover lots of topics relevant to climate change research. These seminars are given be established academics (such as Bob Watson, Corinne Le Quere and Kevin Anderson) and early career researchers. Contact a representative to suggest a topic, a speaker or to volunteer as a speaker.
  • Mentoring: The Tyndall Early Career Network aims to facilitate engagement between new Postdoctoral (MPhil and PhD)/contract researchers and more established researchers at Tyndall so that early career researchers can get advice and guidance.
  • Tyndall Council: The Tyndall Early Career Network represents early career researchers at the Tyndall Council where key decisions about the future of the Tyndall Centre are made.
  • Events: Possible writing retreats, skills workshops and visiting other institutions.
  • Training: Delivering training to help develop early career researchers to increase their skill set and increase their employability. Contact a representative if you have a training need.
  • PhD conference: The Tyndall Early Career Network members host a conference to help increase the exposure of the significant body of Tyndall PhD research to the wider community of PhD researchers engaged in climate change



There are lots of reasons to get involved with the Tyndall Early Career Network.

  • Career Development: The Tyndall Early Career Network is a good way to get advice about career development from people who have been there and done it. It is also a great way to learn about upcoming research opportunities across the Tyndall Centre and to help put together your own research proposal with other partners.
  • Interdisciplinary Research: Interdisciplinary research is increasingly being seen important, but it has its own challenges. As an early mover in championing interdisciplinary research the Tyndall Centre is a great place to be doing this type of work. It is highly likely that whatever methods and approaches you are looking at, someone in the Tyndall Centre can provide expert advice on it. The Tyndall Early Career Network can help finding and making contact easy.
  • Social: The Tyndall Early Career Network is a great way to meet other PhD students and early career researchers interested in climate change. The Tyndall Early Career Network meets in person twice a year during the Tyndall Assembly in September and prior to the PhD conference in April.


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