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The Problems and Pleasures of Practice-based Research with Kat Low

The Problems and Pleasures of Practice-based Research with Kat Low

In this episode the fabulous Kat Low shares her experience of practice-based research - particularly her fieldwork in South Africa. Kat is a research-practitioner in the field of applied theatre and sexual health with a commitment to feminist-led research.  Her...

Being a Part-time PhD Student with Katie Hall

Being a Part-time PhD Student with Katie Hall

This week’s podcast tackles the problems and possibilities of being a part-time PhD student. Katie Hall is currently a creative practice PhD student, with project Queer as Friends. As a creative writing practitioner, Katie is editing her debut novel and freelancing as...

Dealing with Life Crises and Loss During the PhD with Lauren Graffin

Dealing with Life Crises and Loss During the PhD with Lauren Graffin

This week’s episode focuses on how to look after your mental health and maintain balance and a sense of your own well-being when faced with a life-crisis during the PhD. My guest Lauren Graffin shares her experiences of negotiating her father’s serious illness and the...

Reciprocity and Scholarly Community with Dave Maslach

Reciprocity and Scholarly Community with Dave Maslach

Welcome back to the first episode of Season Two! We are starting off with thinking about reciprocity and building a supportive and encouraging academic community. Dr Dave Maslach is an Associate Professor in Innovation Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Florida State...

How to Handle the Holidays with Chloé Bradwell and Rachel Hopkin

How to Handle the Holidays with Chloé Bradwell and Rachel Hopkin

It’s the last episode of season one and our Christmas special and we are celebrating with two guests! Chloé Bradwell is a Drama practitioner and SWW DTP funded PhD candidate at the University of Exeter and Aberystwyth University. Chloé has held the positions of...

‘Loneliness and the PhD’ with Georgina Binnie

‘Loneliness and the PhD’ with Georgina Binnie

Feeling lonely is one of the most common difficulties for PhD students - particularly those studying overseas. This week’s podcast talks to Georgina Binnie who founded the ‘Writing Back’ project in 2014; the award-winning scheme matches home-based and international...

Black Womxn in the Academy with Lynette Goddard

Black Womxn in the Academy with Lynette Goddard

Lynette Goddard is Professor of Black Theatre and Performance at Royal Holloway, University of London. Their research and teaching is focused in the area of the politics of contemporary Black British theatre and performance, including work on new writing by Black...

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