Does my PhD define me?

It is a reasonably odd feeling, when something that took up so much of your life is over. A PhD creeps its way into every nook and cranny of your being. It crowds relationships, puts plans on hold, judges when you are watching TV, interrupts all conversations, creeps into dreams, and of course cements itself on your LinkedIn and other […]

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Musings on Imposter Syndrome

Ah, the big ‘I’ word. A PhD seems to be synonymous with Imposter Syndrome. Everytime I do a Q&A on Instagram or ask what kind of content people want to see on my blog, Imposter Syndrome is always mentioned. I have not posted much about it to date, mainly because I don’t really have any tips for overcoming it. However, […]

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How to grow a #PhDlife Instagram

I recently hit 10k followers on Instagram, which is something I honestly never thought would happen. I started this blog and the accompanying Instagram four years ago- and wow has it grown. Whilst ‘followers’ on Instagram and views on the blog are superficial to many, to me it is humbling to know people engage with my content.  I wanted to […]

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The Search for Grants

I am by no means an expert at acquiring grants. I have a total of zero to my name. However, I do have a few tips for finding out about grants which you can apply for. Many people are aware of the large government grants (such as the Australian Research Council Grants, here in Aus), however finding smaller grants can […]

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