The Seasons of Academia.

One of the things I have learnt since joining academia as a PhD student in 2016, is that there are clear and distinct seasons within academia. Just like we do in our everyday lives, we have to move through these seasons, and sometimes this can mean enduring long and cold winters. Other times it means flourishing in extended summers (think […]

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Academia: The Ultramarathon

When you start a PhD, you are warned that a PhD is a marathon and not a sprint. But if we thought a PhD was a marathon, then academia is an Ultramarathon. Academia is the ultimate ‘quest for knowledge’ and there is always a next step, another publication, another grant, another conference, another step on the academic ladder. To succeed […]

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The next steps for Dr.ofwhat

As some of you may know, Dr.ofwhat is no longer a spring chicken. This website turned 4 this year (which I like to say is atleast 20 in blog years). It started as a creative outlet for myself during my first year of a PhD, and has turned into a resource for PhD students across the globe and importantly a […]

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Does my PhD define me?

It is a reasonably odd feeling, when something that took up so much of your life is over. A PhD creeps its way into every nook and cranny of your being. It crowds relationships, puts plans on hold, judges when you are watching TV, interrupts all conversations, creeps into dreams, and of course cements itself on your LinkedIn and other […]

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