Category Archives: PhD Life

Changes and opportunities

There has been a good reason for my silence lately… I have been working away preparing for a couple of amazing opportunities this year. One of them is a teaching position at another university in Australia (halfway across the country … Continue reading

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The unexpected…

Sometimes things do not go according to plan… For the past three days, I have been stuck in rural NSW after my car broke down on my way home. I am hundreds of kilometres from anyone I know, and really … Continue reading

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Rejections and Resubmissions

Well. That happened quickly. Two days after I submitted the journal article, it got an editor rejection… meaning that the editor of the journal decided that it didn’t fit with the journal and wouldn’t be sent to reviewers. Now, while … Continue reading

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The state of mind dilemma

How many times have you heard that doing a PhD is hard? That people end up depressed? That they quit because of isolation, mental health issues, life changes, or something else. That the PhD student is a tortured figure, working … Continue reading

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The first 18 months

This is a quick post that will summarise what I have been doing for the first 18 months of my PhD. I started in February 2015, and have been following (as closely as possible) the recommended structure as set out … Continue reading

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