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Partners, Pets, and PhDs

April 2020 A few weeks ago, when the world was different, I began to write my second entry to this blog. With all the changes that have happened since then, the blog felt miniscule, irrelevant. It is only as…

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Brilliant Research and Teaching

In this post, I wanted to share with you some work I’ve done with the Brilliant Club, a charity that puts PhD students into schools.

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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) 2019

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a competition that challenges doctoral students to describe their research to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes, using only one slide and no other resources or props. Mary Lockwood (Manchester Met winner and…

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My learning goal for 2019: Asking better questions

I don’t really do new year resolutions, but in the past  I have set myself what we might call ‘learning goals’ each year. Over the course of last year, for example, I wanted to become better at empathy. Whilst…

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