International mobility case studies

International mobility is a key part of research careers and the practice of excellent science. These case studies present the journeys of scientists as they have transitioned between locations throughout their career, demonstrating the role this has played in shaping both their development and scientific output.

Together, the case studies show the opportunities and challenges associated with international mobility, as well as the outcomes for individuals, their research and global science. The subjects represent the full range of career stages, from postdoctoral researchers to experienced leaders in their field.

Individuals share their personal reflections around cultural differences or language barriers between countries and explain what inspired them to move. They discuss the factors that encouraged them to move, such as the opportunity to work and collaborate with top experts in their field, as well as reflecting on how mobility might be encouraged in the UK.