Officially Tweepy: 10 tips for workshop tweeting

I love following hashtags for events I can’t attend. So when I was asked to be the 'official' tweep at an upcoming workshop (Science, Misinformation & Alternative Facts at Macquarie University) I was in. I wanted to make sure that people not in the room would be able to benefit from the great content being … Continue reading Officially Tweepy: 10 tips for workshop tweeting

I’ve got rhythm …. don’t I?

Ever been reading a paper and thought - gee I wish I could just click a button to experience what that's like? It's not always easy to imagine from the nitty gritty details of a methods section, just what it would be like to experience. Particularly just what strategies you might engage to be able to … Continue reading I’ve got rhythm …. don’t I?

If you think you can’t, you’re right

My dad was always saying “If you think you can, or think you can’t, either way you’re right”. He even had it engraved in a rock on his office desk. On his 65th birthday, in April 2013, he was looking forward to enjoying his retirement, getting involved with a bunch of “seniors” groups and travelling. … Continue reading If you think you can’t, you’re right

I deleted Twitter off my phone

This blog of mine had its first year anniversary last week. I was going to write a post reflecting about life 12 months on and whether blogging is worth the effort (short answer: it is). But instead, to celebrate, I found myself doing something quite drastic…. I deleted twitter (and facebook) off my phone. Why … Continue reading I deleted Twitter off my phone

Navigating the murky waters of the Mid-PhD Slump

The mid-PhD slump. That is where I’m at. 1,329 days ago I started this part-time PhD; on paper it’s been 3,800 hours – and I still have approximately 3,400 to go….sigh…..The slump itself is eloquently described in this post by Sophie Arthur I read a recently. There’s probably a number of potential reasons for my particular slump. Other … Continue reading Navigating the murky waters of the Mid-PhD Slump

We are all Muddling Through

Earlier this week, this tweet really unsettled me: (It was in response to a thread about the life of #KathleenLonsdale). I thought: hang on a minute, I can tick those boxes but that doesn’t mean I’m a woman who has it all…..  but then I realised – that’s the problem. It’s all about perspective. … Continue reading We are all Muddling Through

The Travelling Academic

I’ve returned from my recent trip exhausted and exhilarated all at the same time (is there a name for that feeling?) This travelling business is something academics are expected to do, and can benefit greatly from, but it can add to the uncertainty of our academic lives, and for me, it came at a great cost: … Continue reading The Travelling Academic

Sharing my research with the world

Today I’m writing from grey and wet London (where this summer’s day is strangely like the grey and wet Sydney I left 48 hours ago). I’ve learnt a lot in the last few days about both travelling and Londoner’s (eg. Although they drive on the left hand side of the road, when walking on footpaths, … Continue reading Sharing my research with the world

Opportunity in overalls (or a labcoat)

Have you ever had an opportunity come up, where you thought “hmm, that would be great, but I could never do that”? An opportunity that makes you feel both delight and dread; passion and panic? That’s how I felt when I first saw this. Who were these confident women and how could I possibly … Continue reading Opportunity in overalls (or a labcoat)