Monthly Archives: January 2012

What Am I Doing Here?

This past week reminded me of the seeming ubiquity of impostor syndrome, even in the visibly successful and apparently supremely confident. Or at least, this statement is true as it pertains to women. One outcome of what follows is I … Continue reading

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How Hard Do You Work?

Career progression and promotion require that you tick all the right boxes when panels scrutinise your CV.  If you are trying to optimise your chances of advancing up the greasy pole, this requires that you know what the boxes are … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Disciplinary Diversity

One of the curious facts about our scientific disciplines is that they do tend to have their own flavour and culture, with things that are taken as the norm in one discipline seeming very alien to another. There are a … Continue reading

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On Versatility

I should start off by thanking CherishtheScientist  for kindly nominating me for a Versatile Blogger award (see the emblem). I hadn’t heard of these before, but I’m honoured – so many thanks. I find myself still thinking I’m the new … Continue reading

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Conveying the Wrong Message

This article first appeared in Times Higher Education as an Opinion piece on January 12th 2012. Our academic lives are strongly influenced by those individuals who write letters of reference for us as we aim to move up the career … Continue reading

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