Tag Archives: academia

August 25

Ph.D help

I will update this list when I find helpful articles and blogs. As you know from reading the blog I think it’s crucial to develop a supportive and inspiring cohort of Ph.D researchers. I am lucky enough to be part of a solid network with lift one another up and share ideas, articles, blogs, conferences, […]

May 15

Sex Work Researcher Day Out 2014

We are having a sex work postgraduate researcher day out in Blackpool on June 13th 2014. What started out as Dr Emily Cooper and I meeting up to celebrate Emily’s viva success (yay!) and talk research, has become an open invitation to those postgraduate students studying sex work. We will also have a few researchers […]

April 26

Girl on Fire: Conferences Peer Support and a Fire in the Belly

Wow, what a week! First there was the North West Gender Conference: Construction of Gender In Research at Lancaster University on Tuesday 22nd, and then the British Sociological Association Annual Conference held at University of Leeds. I was lucky enough to present at both, and am bursting with ideas and energy. I have heard a […]

April 17

Leeds Metropolitan University PORESO PHD Symposium Call for Papers

I am very excited to announce that we have finalised the Call for Papers for the Leeds Metropolitan University PORESO PhD Symposium. Keep 11th June free in your diaries! This is an ideal opportunity to start sharing your work and receiving constructive feedback in a safe, friendly and supportive space. This will also provide the […]

April 08

Engaging With Gender Issues: A Knowledge Exchange with Women’s Community Groups

Wow. What a day. Lots of heads are certainly better than one. And the Phd experience is certainly no exception. I don’t learn from sitting in a room reading books, I have to get out there, listening to others, interacting, bouncing ideas. What I love about my research topic is it’s so real, so tangible, […]

January 17

University of Leeds Sex Work Conference 2014

I am on a high from the Postgraduate Bi-annual Sex Work Conference held yesterday, 16th January 2014, at the University of Leeds. Organised by Dr Teela Sanders Reader in Sociology at the University of Leeds and PhD students Laura ConnellyUniversity of Leeds and Lucy Binch University of Sheffield. If only this were a yearly event […]

December 23

Letter to the Guardian… Sex Work

I thought my blog would be a great place to start collecting and sharing resources on sex work research and policy. I have been critical of the Guardian for some time now, so I was delighted to read this Letter to the Guardian From Sex Work Organisations and Academics. I have included an extract below: […]