https://www.instagram.com/p/B74HNyCJYC9/ For a long time I have dreamt of this opportunity and now thanks to one of you for nominating me, I have that chance to tick of this huge life dream. I am currently working on the first draft of my talk, and while it is not going to be the most ground-breaking talk [...]
A PhD viva is the culmination of all your years of study and training. It is how you are assessed to see if you are 'worthy' of the Dr title. But it is also a source for a lot of stress for PhD students. No matter how prepared you can be, you will never predict [...]
One of my goals for 2020 is to read more. I need to read more newspapers, magazines, blogs and both fiction and non-fiction books. Why? Well, because I like learning so those will always teach me something new. It will inspire me to come up with new and different content for the blog and social [...]
We have had a little break from Scientist in the Spotlight posts recently. We wrapped up Season 3 back in August, and took a short break from doing them as I got married, moved house, tried to buy a house and thought about how I could make these posts even better - which also took [...]
On this day a year ago, my alarm was set for the earliest it had been set in about... well... a long time, and I made my way down to the train station to join all the other commuters that were heading into London for my first day in my science communication career. Fast forward [...]
Heading into the final year of my PhD, I knew I didn't want a career in academic research. I loved the discovery and the lab work, but it was the constant uncertainty and the pressurised and competitive environment that I didn't want to be a part of for the rest of my career. So, I [...]
10 steps to setting your goals so 2020 can be as awesome as you hope. Plus my career, scicomm and wellbeing goals & more...
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Every Sunday over on my Instagram page, I share my weekly tips and tricks for improving your science communication. These can range from tips for public speaking, or using social media as a scientist to getting familiar with theories and evidence in the scicomm and public engagement space such as science capital. Every so often I [...]
This is the last blog post of 2019! I seriously have no idea where this year has gone. It has been a magical one with so many memories and so many career and life goals, and one I won't forget in a hurry. Oh course it hasn't all been plain sailing but this is the [...]
Welcome to that awkward time of year where you are probably still in a bit of a food coma, the past week has all blurred into one and you have no idea what day of the week it is anymore. Of course, I am talking about that time between Christmas and New Year where I [...]