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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The drag of publishing my PhD

I have just submitted my revisions for a journal article publication, and man was it a drag. It felt as though I was crawling to get these revisions done. I asked for an extension on the revisions which was the first extension that I have ever asked for. Unsure if I should be proud or concerned about that. Regardless, I […]

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Life In Isolation #1

As like most of us around the world, I am currently in self-isolation. Here in Australia we are not yet in official lock down but we are advised to only leave the house for essentials, and most businesses have closed. During these odd and unprecedented times I am going to document a little bit of what I get up to, […]

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Featured Day in the Life of; Kerrie, PhD student researching Developmental Science

Intro: Hi everyone, my name is Kerrie (Insta: kerrie_phdstudent) and I am a second-year PhD student in Developmental Science at North Dakota State University! I am originally from Michigan and my undergraduate degree was in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. I study healthy eating and body image in adolescents, which is something I have been passionate about for many years! I […]

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How I am preparing for a Viva.

I am in the midst of preparing for my Viva (verbal defence)!  For some context; as I have written in previous blog posts, my University is one of the first in Australia to have a compulsory Viva for all PhD students. I think our process is slightly different to that of other countries, as we get feedback from the reviewers […]

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Featured Day in the Life of; Melissa, PhD student researching Endocrine Disruptors

Hi! My name is Melissa and I am a 2nd year PhD student at Queens University Belfast in Northern Ireland. I am also an Early Stage Researcher for the EU funded project called Protection against Endocrine Disruptors (ProtectED). Endocrine disruptors are chemicals found in food and the environment that interfere with the way our natural hormones work in our body […]

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