David Nicholas

David Nicholas is a co-founder of and a director of CIBER Research Ltd, an independent research company specializing in scholarly communications. He is an adjunct professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

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Has COVID Created a ‘Lost Generation’ of Early Career Researchers?

A year ago the potential impact of COVID-19 on precarious early career researchers (ECRs) looked bleak. Reporting on findings from the longitudinal Harbingers 2 project, David Nicholas suggests the effects of COVID-19 on ECR researchers have been varied internationally. Where pressures from the pandemic have been felt most acutely, particularly in the UK, US and France, it has often aligned with perceptions of ongoing structural issues within academia.

2 years ago