This webpage is dedicated to showcasing the diversity of pathways towards and through a career in academia. Within the profiles, you will find the stories of twelve people at various stages of their careers, who have taken a variety of routes to get to where they are now, valuing and focusing on different things along the way.

Each profile contains a video interview and a timeline detailing educational milestones, institutional moves, publications, conferences and talks, teaching commitments and outreach activities, among others. These timelines are by no means exhaustive, merely serving to represent a selection of the activities and achievements of each individual over the course of their career so far.

We hope you are able to identify with their struggles and successes and take inspiration and encouragement from their stories.