Hi everyone! My name is Freija Mendrik and I’m a second year PhD Candidate in Geoscience and Ecotoxicology at the Energy and Environment Institute, University of Hull, UK. My research is all about microplastic pollution, mainly what factors effect vertical stratification and transport and how biology plays a role in this in major rivers and out to sea. I’m very […]
The world of research and academia is critical. Full stop. No ifs or buts… your work will get criticised. The very basis of publication involves ‘peer review’, which is where other researchers in your field provide critical feedback on your work and decide if it should get published. Your proposal will be criticised by panel members. Your drafts are criticised […]
Hello! My name is Jayne-Louise (AKA SlinkyScience) and I am a second year PhD Candidate in cancer research with the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute based at the Translational Research Institute in Brisbane, Australia. My lab group has a focus on cancer cell biology, which means we look at the inner workings of normal cells and cancer cells to try […]
Hi! I’m Parmida and I’m a final year PhD student in Psychology at Oxford Brookes University (UK). I have a BSc (Honours) in Psychology and MSc in Developmental Psychology. My PhD research is focused around children’s education development, specifically investigating how parents perceive home numeracy learning experiences of their primary/elementary school aged children. I’ve developed a new research tool to […]
Hi everyone! My name is Jordan Rogers and I’m a PhD Candidate at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. My degree is in Human Factors which is a blend of psychology and engineering and centers around informing product and system design through understanding human limitations and capabilities. My research and career interests involve optimizing medical device design and healthcare […]
Hello! My name is Chloe and I am a first year PhD student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department at the University of Miami. As a first year, I am just setting up the basic of my project, but overall my lab is focused on characterizing amyloid bodies. Most people have heard of amyloid bodies as they relate to […]
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 […]