Jo Nadin is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bristol University.  She is also an award winning author with a background as a political speechwriter.

In this episode Jo shares her experience of the PhD process – both the journey into it and the the challenges within it – from balancing working with researching to managing relationships.

We talk about taking circuitous routes into academia.

We talk about how undertaking a PhD may affect your relationship with your partner.

And we reflect on how you change and grow during your doctorate.

You can find out more about Jo and her work here:

A book Jo recommends on the creation of self is: ‘The Self Illusion’ by Bruce Hood.

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