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The PhD Life Raft Podcast

Doing a PhD is tough.  The PhD Life Raft is here to help get you through.

About

The PhD Life Raft

It can be hard to know where to turn during a PhD, especially as universities can often feel like pressurised environments where it seems important to always been seen to be at your best. 

Hosted by Dr Emma Brodzinski PhD (supervisor, examiner and once part-time PhD student), The PhD Life Raft focuses on sharing insights and experiences around  some common issues like anxiety, procrastination,  precarity, imposter syndrome, and work-life blend (spoiler alert – yes, it is OK to take time off at the weekend!)  Emma talks to students, supervisors and experts in the field of wellbeing and mental health and share actionable tips and additional resources.

The PhD life raft sadly can’t offer any quick fixes, but it does offer a space to discuss pressing issues; explore possible strategies; and provide sources of support for your journey. 

 

Dr Emma Brodzinski

Host

Recent Episodes

What I wished I had known when I started my PhD…

 

Season 1, Episode 1   

Embracing being a PhD student with Katy Peplin

Dr. Katy Peplin turned her difficulties in graduate school into a coaching business built around the idea that you can be a scholar and a human at the same time.  In this episode Katy talks about the processes that she put in place to support herself and manage...

Academic Emotions with Katie Barclay

Katie Barclay is Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in the History of Emotions, and Head of Historical and Classical Studies, University of Adelaide. She writes widely in the area of gender, family life and the history of emotions. In this episode we...

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