Welcome to Blogging the PhD and Beyond.
I decided to start blogging my graduate student experience after an essay I wrote, Birthday Surprises, won the Imperial College Science Challenge and went on to be published in Nature Futures and to win the Daily Telegraph/Bayer Science Writer competition.
From 2009 to 2013 I was a PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Imperial College London. My thesis was on the development of statistical methods to use genetic data in the estimation of disease risk.
In 2013 I passed my PhD and starting working as a statistician in industry. I decided to carry on blogging, and must emphasise that the views expressed here are my own. You can also find my writing on Occam’s Corner, part of The Guardian Science Blogs.
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