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...
Share your 2020 goals on this post so we can help and inspire each other.
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 [...]
I think I need to start this post off with another apology. Once again I have missed updating you with another insight into my career in scicomm. I aimed for one a month this year and am way behind that goal although I have been taking the photos on days - I just haven't gotten [...]
Over the past year I have reflecting on my whole PhD journey and collaborated with the wonderful guys and gal over at Reagent Genie to create a series of blog posts from me sharing loads of different PhD advice. It ranges from tips for writing your thesis, to maintaining self-care, to adjusting to life after [...]
Anyone who knows me will know that I often spend my spare time trawling through websites looking at the best flight deals, or spending hours watching travel blogs, or simply just daydreaming about where I am going to be exploring next. Recently, we booked our next trip which is to Brussels in Belgium and in [...]
When I say the word ‘scientist’ what comes to mind? Most likely a lab coat and research right? This is what I thought too as I was growing up, which looking back now was very naïve – but how can you aspire to be something that you don’t see? I will be the first one [...]
Time really is flying this year. Can you believe that I've been in my new job three months already? Because I can't. The first month was a whirlwind of information, the next gave me glimpses of the variety of things I can learn about in this role and that has only continued in my third [...]
As a researcher, to learn more about a new field or to delve deeper into possible explanations for your lab results or research question, you would probably spend a lot of time reading and searching through research publications right? The aim being to expand your knowledge and learn from what others have done before you. [...]