Reflections

Perhaps the only thing worth anything are thoughts and memories, sketches of the consciousness – certainly not worth much economically, but worth recording, even for myself and the very few people whom they might interest. It follows then that writing is one way of translating and recording these thoughts and impressions.

This edited article was first published in 2015 on the RED Alert blog.

Whatever your area of research, if you’re doing a PhD, it all comes down to being about the writing.

You may have been put straight into the field, or a lab, and been gathering data from day one; or, like me, you may have h...

This edited post was first published on the Red Alert Blog - June 15 2015

When I started my PhD while working full-time, those who didn’t think I was completely mad told me that candidates who work full-time often complete their thesis in a timely way.

I think it was Benjamin Franklin who said...

(The article was first published on La Trobe's RED Alert) Taking on a PhD while working full-time can be a rewarding experience. I get to delve into an area of intellectual enquiry in a really rigorous way, and in a fashion that I'd be unlikely to undertake during my spare time!

My post today sh...

It took a while to get over the PhD. So many years of focus and a sense of purpose. When it came to an end, I wasn't prepared for the vacuum. Sure, some had said there would be an anti-climax and even a lull and this was understandable, but I had no idea just how severe the fall would be. It made se...