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 […]
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 […]
I have marked close to 1000 university assignments in the past few years, so I wanted to share some small tips for you assignments! Some potentially will seem very obvious, but trust me I see these mistakes frequently. Include a heading- If your assignment is an essay where you choose from a list of essay questions. Include the question as […]
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 […]
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 […]
Not only did we have a bachelor with a PhD but the runner up of Survivor Australia 2019 was also a PhD student! Watching the show got me thinking…. a PhD is a little like Survivor. You eat a lot of rice and beans You need to defend your thesis to an advisory panel of experts like the Survivor finalists […]
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 […]
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 […]
Click here for what I learnt during my third year of a PhD. You can actually get a lot done in a short period of time- Before starting work full time I would be in my office for 9+ hours a day. Although in the last year or so I was definitely procrastinating less, I still found that I wasn’t […]
For my non-Australian readers, and for my Australian readers who unlike me are not addicted to reality TV, you may not be aware that the most eligible bachelor in Australia for 2019 is a PhD student. His name is Matt and he researchers in the area of astrophysics. For many people this means nothing apart from the fact that it […]