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The importance of reflection in the PhD process

The importance of reflection in the PhD process

This week we are welcoming back the marvellous Allan Kilner-Johnson!  Allan is mindfulness meditation teacher alongside his work as a Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Associate Dean of Postgraduate Research at the University of Surrey. Allan talks us...

Finding Your Voice as a Researcher

Finding Your Voice as a Researcher

This week’s episode focuses on ‘finding your voice’ - both in terms of having confidence to speak about your work but also the process of discovering a way of writing about your research ideas.   Our guest is Rebecca McCutcheon, a director and practice-led...

Productive PhD Research Processes with Alison Miller

Productive PhD Research Processes with Alison Miller

This week’s guest is Alison Miller AKA The Dissertation Coach.  Alison created ‘The Academic Writers’ Space’ to provide structure and support doctoral students and academics and then, in 2000, she developed this work through The Dissertation Coach which provides...

Avoiding fear and shame when writing your PhD with Lisa Munro

Avoiding fear and shame when writing your PhD with Lisa Munro

This week we are talking to Lisa Munro who specialises in helping academic writers through writing retreats, workshops, coaching, and editing.  Lisa talks about her journey into and through her PhD.  She also discusses how this led to her current work and...

Procrastination in the PhD with Tara Brabazon

Procrastination in the PhD with Tara Brabazon

This week’s guest is the fabulous Tara Brabazon.  Tara is the dean of graduate research and professor of cultural studies at Flinders University, Australia; a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce; and director of...

Surviving the PhD with Sarita Robinson

Surviving the PhD with Sarita Robinson

Dr Sarita Robinson (aka Dr Survival®) has spent the last 20 years researching how people respond to life-threatening situations. Using a psychobiological approach, Sarita has explored human behaviour in relation to preparedness, cognitive and physiological responses...

Working in a Research Group with Juliane Borchert

Working in a Research Group with Juliane Borchert

This week’s guest is Dr Juliane Borchert, an experimental physicist, occasional poet, and gardening enthusiast! She studied in Berlin, Halle (Saale), Groningen, and Oxford. She was awarded a DPhil in Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Oxford and is now a...

Undertaking a Professional Doctorate with Lynn Koworera

Undertaking a Professional Doctorate with Lynn Koworera

Lynn Koworera has a background in Adult Nursing BSc and Physician Associate MSc. She has a post registration qualification in advanced non medical prescribing and she has practical experience working in the NHS tertiary centres and large NHS trusts in specialities...

Being a Neurodivergent Scholar with Gilly McKeown

Being a Neurodivergent Scholar with Gilly McKeown

This week’s guest is the amazing Gilly McKeown AKA @neurodivergent_researcher.   We begin by talking through the twists and turns of Gilly’s own story; and her spirit of curiosity will be an inspiration to anyone who is still trying to find their ‘thing’. We then talk...

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