Recently I have been going through the laborious process of responding to peer reviewer comments for papers developed as part of my PhD. At the same time, earlier this year I was asked to provide peer review feedback on a number of other papers. And it’s had me thinking about the peer review process… I’m […]
In my experience developing an extensive resume is more about throwing your hat in the ring and giving things a go than it is about being an expert, or impressive in any other way.
Whereas I used to struggle to get through a season of my favourite TV show within a month I find ‘netflix and chill’ had become a way of life – watching entire seasons in a single weekend. It occurred to me that this all might be because, six months after submission, I hadn’t actually recovered from my PhD….
A friend of mine asked me for some advice about what to do in the lead up to the PhD submission. While I’m sure every experience is different, I think it’s reasonably safe to say that the following points would be useful for a majority of PhD candidates. Know the administrative requirements for submitting I’m […]
This is the second post that I’ve written about ethics as a part of my research. The first post looked at the extent to which my planned methodology didn’t match my experiences in the field. As a part of this blog post I concluded that it’s not enough just to receive ethics approval. Instead, researching […]
Like so many others of my generation I spent much of last weekend watching the Gilmore Girls reboot, ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’. I came pretty late to the Gilmore Girls party, (I watched the final episode of series seven on Friday afternoon before launching straight into the reboot), but have appreciated the […]
Ask any PhD student what the most difficult aspect of their research is and they are likely to tell you something about the problems associated with working alone. Completing a PhD is a solitary game – by the end you might be regarded as the ‘expert’ in your field, but in all likelihood that’s just because NOONE […]