The fruits of our labours

This has been a great couple of months as two studies – not huge, but important to me – have recently yielded really super results. And I don’t mean results in the usual sense (for scientists) – significant differences between groups, correlational relationships… I mean results as in, outputs that people can actually use (or…

Marking Time

This week I’d like to introduce a new guest blogger, Tom Pittwood from Brain in Hand. Tom is a researcher and training supporter for this company who are exploring ways to use technology, specifically mobile devices, to support independent living. Here Tom talks about his personal experiences with this technological support system. I do not like…

Dealing with rejection in academic life

Recently I took part in a training session for postgraduate students on how to secure funding for their future academic progression.  Against a backdrop of dramatic statistics about the small percentage of science PhD graduates who remain in academia, (see page 14), the goal of the session was to help PhD students identify sources of funding but, more importantly, strategies for getting their hands on some of it.