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The Wounded Researcher with Robert Romanyshyn

The Wounded Researcher with Robert Romanyshyn

It’s the final episode of the season!!   This episode focuses on Robert Romanyshyn’s book The Wounded Researcher: Research with Soul in Mind.  This text looks at the subconscious processes at play in the research  process - from how research is a...

PTSD and Research with Jessamy Gleeson

PTSD and Research with Jessamy Gleeson

Jessamy Gleeson currently works as a Senior Lecturer within the National Indigenous Knowledges Education Research Innovation (NIKERI) Institute at Deakin University. She has also worked at Monash University within the Art, Design, and Architecture department, and at...

Being Smart Enough for the PhD with Kaylie Zapanta

Being Smart Enough for the PhD with Kaylie Zapanta

I know that many people can relate to thinking “I’m not smart enough to finish this PhD”.  This inner critical voice can, in itself, be paralysing and feed into a downward spiral where lack of progress feeds self-doubt which leads to lack of progress which feeds...

Taking Charge of Your PhD with Ires Ghielen

Taking Charge of Your PhD with Ires Ghielen

Ires Ghelien is a health care psychologist from Holland who draws on her own experience as a PhD researcher to help others navigate the PhD journey.  In this episode we dive into her story of burnout and what she discovered through recovery about doing the PhD...

You Tube and the PhD with Kaelyn Grace Apple

You Tube and the PhD with Kaelyn Grace Apple

Kaelyn Grace Apple is a second year combined PhD student in the Department of History and African American Studies at Yale.  One of her passions is demystifying academia and providing access routes to higher education and, as part of this work, she launched her...

Dealing with the Inner Critic on the PhD Journey with Amy Boyd

Dealing with the Inner Critic on the PhD Journey with Amy Boyd

We all have that inner critical voice and this week’s guest is going to help us deal with it! Amy Boyd was a K-12 educational leader who wrote her dissertation part-time while working.  The challenges she experienced on her own journey led to her working to...

Managing Anxiety in the PhD Process with Sajni Haria

Managing Anxiety in the PhD Process with Sajni Haria

Sajni Haria is a research fellow scientist and entrepreneurial lead in a Chemistry research group at the University of Birmingham. She recently completed her PhD, where she designed and developed luminescent materials beneficial for targeted cancer therapy and...

Preparing for the PhD with Rachel Marsh

Preparing for the PhD with Rachel Marsh

Dr Rachel Marsh has a PhD in satire and teaches in the Humanities with the Open University. She is also the lead academic for the Online Pre-PhD Programme with Oxford International. Rachel has previously worked at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Dundee,...

Loneliness, Solitude and the PhD

Loneliness, Solitude and the PhD

This week’s guest is David Vincent, Emeritus Professor of Social History at the Open University where he was Pro Vice Chancellor from 2003 to 2010. He obtained an undergraduate degree in History and Politics from the University of York, and a PhD from Cambridge...

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