Category Archives: PhD

July 14

Maria with the Red Hair

After I left sixth form, my dad died. After my undergraduate, my husband was in a coma in intensive care. And after getting my Ph.D we have had lots of family health problems and other traumas to contend with. Academia has been the last thing on my mind, and I certainly have a lot of […]

January 02

Hello 2017

  Hey. Happy New Year and welcome to my first blog post of the year. I will aim to write on here regularly over the next 12 months, and  will finally blog about my Ph.D research. I never make new year resolutions, but instead make a list of goals/ things to try/ additions to the bucket list […]

September 10

Revelations and the Researcher

 (Picture of performer Delilah Jones). I first went to university in 2002 to study Philosophy at a Redbrick. I hated it. I danced at the same time and dropped out 18 months in. There is no way in hell I could have completed that degree. My father died a week before I started uni, and everything […]

September 10

Ph.D submission

    On the 31st of August 2016 I submitted my thesis. There were no fireworks, corks popping, no punching the air and no real feeling of victory. Just relief. I felt like I had a clear head for the first time in over 3 years. I needed a rest. And then within a few […]

August 02

Writing up

Sorry I have been so quiet on my blog this year, I have been writing up and busy with work. I am nearly there now… I hope! Hoping to submit by 30th September for a December viva. I am going through days of wanting to run away, and getting into a meaty bit and loving […]

January 13

Ph.D as The Starting Point

Yesterday I attended the bi-annual postgraduate sex work conference. This was organised by Professor Teela Sanders and is part of the Yorkshire Academic Sex Work Consortium. The line up was fantastic. I was very excited to hear Dr Kate Brown’s talk about doing a Ph.D. Given I am now in my final year and writing […]

December 16

Jobs and Ph.D Studentships

I will list jobs and studentship opportunities here within my field. Please let me know on twitter if you see anything that would be relevant. Fully Funded PhD Studentship: Student Sex Work in the Netherlands: A Comparative Analysis with the UKSwansea University – Law & Criminology– Closing Date 31st March 2016 LPS Doctoral Scholarships Applications […]