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Tips for starting your own blog

Dr.ofwhat is four years old this month! Which is odd because it feels like only yesterday I decided to create this little website to document my PhD journey. Since it began way back in 2016, the website has knocked up over 68,000 views, over 500 blog followers, and 9000 followers on Instagram. Something I could have never dreamed of. I […]

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PhD Survival Guide; The Slump

*This is a throw back post that I originally published in 2018, when I was in the damn slump* When I first started my PhD two years ago, I heard whispers about a so-called “PhD slump”. About how in the middle of the PhD journey people want to scream, and cry, and give it all up. I thought it was […]

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Favourites; Friends Unfiltered Podcast

One of my friends created a podcast- Friends Unfiltered! I would be recommending this even if Luc wasn’t my friend- it is a great little chat between friends about a range of topics! Easy to listen to, thought provoking, and funny! Also for my non-Australian readers- I know that there are many of you because of my analytics! This podcast […]

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A Case of Workaholism

I am a workaholic. There is no denying that. People who know me know that I work a lot. I have had a really interesting relationship with my workaholic tendencies. When I was younger, in early undergraduate years, I was extremely proud of this. Boasting that I worked 30+ hours a week whilst also doing large amounts of study and […]

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PhD Survival Guide; Tips for overcoming writer’s block when writing an article

Doing a PhD, or working in other academia/science jobs, means lots and lots of writing, including writing scientific articles or manuscript. Despite having almost five years experience of scientific writing I still hit writing blocks frequently.  So these are my tips to overcome it: Do the small stuff first- Make sure you have finished the ‘small stuff’ first and have […]

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Navigating Post PhD Careers; Freelancing work

There are so many post-phd career options out there, but the majority of them fall into the ‘academia bucket’ or the ‘industry bucket’, both of which you work for an organisation and are governed by that organisation’s structure, goals, and entitlements etc. But there is another option…. Freelancing. This is not something that I have personal experience with, however I […]

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Favourites; Olive et Oriel

I am in the middle of creating a gallery wall in the new house. We have incredibly high ceilings and a staircase that was just asking to be filled with art. One place that I have found a range of beautiful and affordable prints from is Olive et Oriel, an online art store. There is a huge collection of art […]

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