Depression in academia and suggestions for change

I thought long and hard about writing this post, a post very personal to me and difficult to write, so I hope readers can appreciate why I have done it. Allowing me to reflect on my own journey has helped me list some suggestions for change - together we can reduce academic depression. Depression. A … Continue reading Depression in academia and suggestions for change

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Let’s all just switch off this Christmas

It's approaching the Christmas break and my head is frazzled. At home I am frantically trying to tick off christmas present lists, create food shopping lists, write a ridiculous number of christmas cards, take the little one to see Santa (and every winter wonderland experience around), put up Christmas decorations and keep on top of the … Continue reading Let’s all just switch off this Christmas

Does Gender Matter?

At the end of August newspapers and social media were flooded with debates about the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) gender pay gap findings, and it is a particularly timely debate given the rise of female leadership in global politics. The debates surrounding this new release stemmed from one core theme, do women earn less than … Continue reading Does Gender Matter?