August 12, 2019

Like many, I have done my share of fieldwork over the years.

I've sampled in both hemispheres. I've been in big groups, small groups and solo. I have been out collecting in -30 degrees Celsius, simultaneously freezing and sweating while hauling logs through the snow. I'...

February 11, 2019

I have been asked this question many times. Friends, family, strangers, hiring committees, students... many people are interested in personal stories around this topic.

I had been thinking about this for a long time. Manu Saunders' recent post for International Day of W...

April 7, 2018

You’re at a conference volunteering at a career information session for graduates and postgraduates. You sit as part of a panel of ‘experts’ informing those brave/eager souls who approach your table (after a beer for courage of course). Your topic – moving for internat...

November 27, 2017

It’s a common question. A REALLY common question!

Many countries throughout Europe and the Southern Hemisphere (e.g., Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Singapore) have 3-year PhD programmes (or programs for the US spellers). Meanwhile North Americans typically op...