Author: diane@golay

5 reasons why PhD students should attend doctoral defenses

Since I started my PhD at the beginning of the year, I have attended four doctoral defenses and one so-called “mid-term seminar” – a presentation of a [...]

Dear decision-makers, your employees care

This past two weeks, while others have been working hard on their writing in connection with the Academic Writing Month (#AcWriMo), I have been catching up [...]

Using social media as a [newbie] academic – Part 3: the dilemma(s) of integrity

I have always been interested in the ethical dilemmas brought about by social media. (Actually, writing this post reminded me of a blog I wrote during my [...]

Lesson learned from a crash course in Project Management: the crucial role of communication

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I took a crash course in Project Management earlier in the fall. Although it was a very short course spanning over only [...]

Using social media as a [newbie] academic – Part 2: the challenge of “finding the time”

Last week, Åsa Cajander and I held a seminar on “Social Media to Promote Research and Impact Society” for some of the researchers within NORDWIT – the [...]

Using social media as a [newbie] academic – Part 1: the benefits

Tomorrow, Åsa Cajander and I will be holding a seminar on “Social Media to Promote Research and Impact Society” for some of the researchers within NORDWIT [...]

Grappling with the pain of delegating

Those past few weeks, I have been taking a short crash course in project management. Two weeks ago, after having talked risk assessment for most of the [...]

The struggle of finding the right words

A recurring challenge since the beginning of my PhD studies has been finding the right words to describe my research domain and interests. It seemed [...]

I wish I were better at… writing

Time to address the elephant in the room: I am not writing. It is not for lack of ideas though – Summer schools, course assignments and studies-in-progress [...]

On humans, computers and why users should not be blamed for struggling with computerized systems

Last week, I was in Dublin for the first week of an EIT Health Summer school (the second week will take place in Stockholm later in August). The event brought [...]