Paul T. Corrigan finished his PhD in English at the University of South Florida after six years in the program. He now teaches writing and literature at Southeastern University (USA). You can look him up at paultcorrigan.com. At twenty-three, I stood in front of a mirror. After working out strenuously for months, I was in … Continue reading Your body is as important as your mind
This post is by Dr Alexandra Hogan, a mathematical infectious disease modeller. She submitted her PhD thesis at the Research School of Population Health at ANU in November 2016. She is now working on models for malaria transmission at Imperial College London. For an academic, participating in conferences is important for lots of reasons: sharing research … Continue reading Making the most of your conference money
While many people will suffer 'the blues' during the PhD, in some cases the problem is more serious and can lead to or trigger clinical depression. In those cases, all the practical advice in the world won't help and you need to seek medical attention. If you are worried about how you feel, and nothing … Continue reading PhD Depression (or just the blues?)
Some writing projects just take a long time. In academia this is always true, but this particular project had a more painful birthing process than most... Nearly two years ago now, Chris McMaster approached me to help him get together a book on post graduate study in Australia, written by students themselves. The book was … Continue reading New book!
My sister is fond of reminding me that, in 1992, after returning from my first overseas trip to Europe, I told her I wanted a career where I could “get on and off planes and talk to people for a living”. It’s appropriate then, that I write this post while flying high above the red … Continue reading PhD career capital
I have a large, ever growing, pile of books sent to me by publishers in the hope that I will review them. Smart publishers know that I have an interest in helping you make best use of your (probably limited) book buying budget. I'm even thought to have quite a lot of influence in the … Continue reading The professor is in