Simon Inger

Simon Inger

Simon Inger spent 13 years as a researcher in geology, a subject that has long occupied the intersection of chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, and other disciplines. Many of the ideas in this article crystallised when, in his current role as a training and development specialist, he planned a conference on how to do interdisciplinary research. The conference drew on the expertise of research leaders who had crossed boundaries and joined up disciplines, funding bodies that are trying to find ways to support innovative collaborations, and the day-to-day experience of researchers as they try to build and maintain relationships, get funds, and get published.