Philosophising. Yes, apparently it is a word.

One common theme of my musings on research life is about stepping back a little. Gaining a different viewpoint on your work can reap dividends. Whilst it can happen serendipitously, I’ve found it can be encouraged through discussion between friends and colleagues. Of course, writing research papers forces you to question the true understanding you…

The case for conference attendance

Conferences are part of the undulating fabric of an academics year. The question is, do we attend simply because that’s ‘what we do’? I would argue a conference could benefit a researcher at any stage in their career, in multiple ways. How so? It might be obvious, but when I stopped to think about it,…