A PhD… plus four kids?!

I've written about PhD Parenting a couple of times, but I feel a bit like I do parenting-lite when I hear other people's stories as I have but one child. How about doing a PhD with four kids at home?! This Post is by Sarah Stanford. As  a  Youth  Pastor  and  Youth  Worker,  Sarah  provided  … Continue reading A PhD… plus four kids?!

The Cornell note taking method – revisited

Ah, effective research note-taking... the constant bugbear of academics everywhere. For years I have been searching for the best technique, convinced 'the secret' was out there, somewhere. I've sadly come to the conclusion that there is no perfect system, but there are a lot of good techniques that work in different circumstances. The Cornell Method … Continue reading The Cornell note taking method – revisited

Is your PhD stuck on Mars? Apply the Martian Method

Ever felt stuck? All researchers, no matter how experienced, get stuck sometimes, but during your PhD, when the clock is ticking, getting stuck is very stressful. This post is by Rosemary Chang: academic developer, writer and researcher. In her role at RMIT University, she partners with university staff on scholarshipof learning and teaching (SoTL) initiatives. … Continue reading Is your PhD stuck on Mars? Apply the Martian Method

Doing a PhD with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Anecdotally I know that there are many PhD candidates out there with ASD: Autism spectrum disorder. I have quite a few family members and friends who are not neuro-typical, so I'm uncomfortable with the word 'disorder'. As my nephew, who was diagnosed as being on the spectrum around age 7, puts it: "you say ASD … Continue reading Doing a PhD with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

PhD Fear (a personal account)

This post is by Elaine Campbell. Elaine is an Associate Professor at Northumbria Law School, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. She is particularly interested in interpretative qualitative research, using story and narrative as a sensemaking tool. Elaine is due to submit her Professional Doctorate in Law in March 2019. Elaine’s thesis will explore her lived experience … Continue reading PhD Fear (a personal account)