When I first started contemplating leaving my industry job in market research I felt extremely guilty. The company took a chance on me, giving me my first market research position. I had learnt so much in the short amount of time that I was there and I utterly respected my colleagues. Initially, I felt like I owed them for this. […]
Click here to see the accompanying YouTube video Being passionate about a cause can be exhausting sometimes- I care a great deal about ocean conservation and in particular shark conservation. I have researched a lot and understand the facts and statistics about sharks, however obviously a lot of people don’t understand or even care. I knew this, but whilst researching […]
Academia is such a weird place, filled with weird traditions, weird rules, and weird experiences…. Like the fact that not only do you not get paid when you publish an article, you actually have to pay to get it published. Like the fact that you get employed by a university and often a key aspect of your job is winning […]
Abigail is a PhD student in Psychology researching statistics anxiety. Click here for for instagram. See what a typical day looks like below.
The last few months have been particularly busy, I have been finishing my PhD, working full time, marking, teaching online, and running this blog. I promise this post isn’t for your sympathy, it is to be transparent about the difficulties of fitting this much in, but in the same vein showing that it is possible (although probably not sustainable long […]
My friend and long-lost relative published an interesting piece where she wrote a letter to herself 5 years ago and she suggested that I do the same. I thought I would tweak it slightly to write to myself when I had just started my PhD. So here goes….. Dear Bri, You are a fresh, starry-eyed, passionate, brand spanking new […]
I am so proud (& a little relieved) that after a long time, I have my first, first author publication. My first research project from my PhD is up for the world to read (is expecting the entire world to read it a little much??? probably). The research explores how sharks are portrayed by the Australian Media on Facebook and […]