Differences between Market Research & Academia

Although both academia and market research revolve around research, that is almost where the similarities stop… Deadlines are very quick in market research and they are non-negotiable.  In market research you can be more creative with data visualisation as you’re not restricted by journal rules or formatting styles Work hours are less flexible in market research than in academia (although […]

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My First, First author publication

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 […]

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Pintrest is my work BFF

Pinterest is so much more than wedding planning, procrastibaking, and house envy. It is one of my goto tools at work. One of the key elements of my job as a project manager in market research is data visualisation… and I love it! To me, data visualisation is science meets art. It is a way for me to be creative […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’ : Jessica, final year PhD student researching endocrine links between disordered eating, weight gain and depression.

Hi everyone! My name is Jessica, and I’m a final year PhD student at the University of Wollongong in Wollongong, Australia. My research aims to identify endocrine links between disordered eating, weight gain and depression. In particular, I’m looking at how the hormones leptin and ghrelin, and the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, are related to emotional eating, food addiction and […]

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PhD Update, September

It has been a long time since I wrote a PhD update blog, the last was in April  and a lot has changed since then…. mainly that I am now working full time which has obviously changed my PhD timelines a little bit. Between work, being sick, a few weekends away, moving house, and just trying to actually have a life, […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’ : Kate, PhD student researching the common cockle.

Hi, I’m Kate and I’m a second year PhD student in University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. My work focusses on the common cockle, a type of shellfish found in Europe. I’m trying to understand why cockles have been dying in large numbers, by looking at reproduction, parasites and things like weather. I received an undergraduate degree in Zoology, as well […]

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