Monthly Archives: January 2011

Unwritten Rules

Last week I had a meeting with a professorial colleague, a woman from a Humanities Department who is heading up a working group within the university. We were discussing how to ensure she got the information she needed and I … Continue reading

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Publish and Be Damned

In this age of h indices and impact factors, the choice of where to publish seems to get ever more important and complex.  It used to be, as a physicist, the place to publish was PRL – or at least … Continue reading

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What’s Sauce for the Goose….

Ah hubris! In my last post I discussed confidence, and tricks that anxious students and interviewees might care to practice so that, whatever their internal tremors, they can come across as cool and confident.  I am sure that read as … Continue reading

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Blushes and Bluster

Last week I participated in the Eureka Live debate on Women in Science at the Wellcome Collection in London.  My fellow panellist Ottoline Leyser, spoke passionately in favour of being positive. (Ottoline, you may recall, is the author of that … Continue reading

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Do Scientists Believe in Luck?

I wrote previously about the results of the national ASSET survey into attitudes of men and women working in SET departments. Recently I have been looking at the results specifically for my own university. It is harder to make sense … Continue reading

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