Featured Day in the Life of: Natasha, a T32 postdoc fellow in psychology and neuroscience

Hey! My name is Natasha and I’m a T32 postdoc fellow in psychology and neuroscience. My research examines social and psychological factors related to teenagers’ decision making, particularly in risky contexts! I’m most excited about my emerging line of work on positive risk taking in teens! These photos are a general highlight of what it’s like to be a postdoc […]

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Featured ‘Day in the life of’ : Lily, PhD student studying the role of oxidative stress in the brain.

I’m Lily, a second year PhD student at Curtin University and the Perron Institute here in Perth, Australia. I study the role of oxidative stress in the brain in Multiple Sclerosis and neurotrauma. Most days, you’ll either find me in the lab or doing desk work, so I’ve tried to highlight a day where I got to do both! I’m […]

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PhD & Mental Health.

I have had notes for this blog post for a few months now, I just couldn’t work out how to write it in a way that would do the topic justice. I wanted to write about this topic when I was in an (semi) objective frame of mind, rather than in the middle of a stressful day. I wanted to […]

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Chronicles of the PhD years.

Year One:  Proposal is #1 priority. Honeymoon stage. Bliss. Feels weird to be spending your days just researching ‘stuff’. Excited about everything PhD related. Tell everyone you are a PhD student. Imposter syndrome is intense. Feel like you have all the time in the world. Year two:  A little bit tired and bored. Feel like literally nothing has been done. […]

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