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How to Survive Your PhD with Usman Sikander

How to Survive Your PhD with Usman Sikander

Usman Sikander is originally from Pakistan and moved to the UK to do a PhD in Advanced Composites (aerospace engineering) at the University of Bristol. He is currently writing up his thesis and working as a Teaching Assistant (TA) and a Chief Resident (C/SR) within...
Bullying in Academia with Petra Boynton

Bullying in Academia with Petra Boynton

Dr Petra Boynton is an Agony Aunt and Social Psychologist.  She specialises in International Health Research from a Critical Perspective.  Her books include The Research Companion and Being Well in Academia.In this episode Petra begins by reflecting on her...
Burnout and the PhD with Nicole Janz

Burnout and the PhD with Nicole Janz

A 2021 survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education found that almost 70% of US faculty members were experiencing a level of burnout.  Stress and burnout are certainly very common in the academy and the pandemic has only made that worse.  In this episode...
Yoga for the PhD with Annie French

Yoga for the PhD with Annie French

After a life changing event with breast cancer, Annie French enrolled onto an Art foundation course and has never looked back.  She discovered a passion for creativity and a love of research that is leading her into a PhD. Parallel to this, Annie’s yoga practice...
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...
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...