I started my PhD in February of 2015, immediately after completing my Masters degree (I hadn’t even graduated technically). When I started my PhD I quit full time work to do so, but did not have a scholarship (thankfully, I do now). Since 2015, I have been enrolled in the degree full time (working on is another matter…) and supplementing this with marking and tutoring at the university. I have a wholistic view of the PhD process and am trying to benefit from my time in this environment as much as possible, from all perspectives – educational, personal, professional, and all the other -als.
My research is qualitative and multidisciplinary – across a number of fields of linguistics, education, language planning, and dabbling in many others.
At the end of my PhD, I hope to continue in academia.