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 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

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

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. https://twitter.com/SoapboxScience/status/686594133260120064 Who were these confident women and how could I possibly … Continue reading Opportunity in overalls (or a labcoat)