Challenging my own views: Working in academia as a ‘non-lecturer’

Making the transition from PhD student to academic staff member isn’t as straightforward. There’s this tendency that once you finish your PhD you know what to do next. Such as get a job. The thing is, it is assumed that getting a job = lecturer. If you don’t become a lecturer then you don’t have … Continue reading Challenging my own views: Working in academia as a ‘non-lecturer’

Crossing the finish line: I graduated!

Nothing says doctorate like a medieval robe and a Tudor bonnet! These last few weeks have been incredible, with new job, parents visiting from Canada, and graduating from my PhD programme! Not all at once mind you (but VERY nearly, more on that later). It's been quiet on my blog these last few weeks but … Continue reading Crossing the finish line: I graduated!

Marathon running and writing a thesis: Same kinda hell

As you might of noticed on the right-hand side of my website, there are a few pictures of me and my running adventures. I completed the Greater Manchester Marathon (#runasicsmcr) last April 2015. I decided to sign up to this race last summer, around the time I was finishing my thesis. I suppose making decisions in a … Continue reading Marathon running and writing a thesis: Same kinda hell