Dr Nicole Holt is a Lecturer in Public Health and Wellbeing for the School of Allied and Public Health Professions within the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Social Care at Canterbury Christ Church University.  She is currently involved in several research projects around spirituality and wellbeing.

In this episode we discuss Nicole’s experience of her PhD which explored the reported relationship between Spirituality and Public Health in those who identify as Spiritual but not Religious.

Nicole talks about her experience as a first generation HE student and the challenges of finding her place within the academy.

She reflects on the general challenges of working while studying and the particular challenges of having 5 different supervisors.

She details the support she received from her dyslexia tutor and the importance of that continuity.

We also touch on the difficult experience of her viva and what happens when things don’t go as planned.

You can contact Nicole here: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/medicine-health-and-social-care/allied-health-professions-public-health/staff/Profile.aspx?staff=974f76455d9e505c

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