Featured Day in the Life of: Deena, PhD student in cognitive neuroscience who just submitted her thesis!

Hi, I’m Deena (instagram here), and I’m a PhD candidate from La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia who recently submitted her PhD thesis!! My field of research is cognitive neuroscience, with particular interests in how the brain changes during the healthy aging process and after cerebrovascular events. I conducted human research and collected data for this using healthy young and older […]

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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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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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