I emerged from my academic cocoon a different person. A truly paradoxical experience, my PhD provided me with equal parts growth and compression. My confidence and brain capabilities stretch… Read More
Published in the University of Birmingham Redbrick Newspaper Creature Feature– March 2019 According to the ancient Aztecs, the unassuming axolotl, with its smiling face and feathery gi… Read More
Published in the University of Birmingham’s Science and Technology News and Views (S.A.T.N.A.V.) Magazine in May 2019 (transcribed below article image). Courtney Kousser conside… Read More
Recently I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting. I’m reaching the end of an era: the end of my PhD. A cross-road, if you will. This is something I’ve been working towar… Read More
Have you just been accepted into a PhD programme or just started? Do you feel nervous, overwhelmed, and completely lost? You’re not alone. I walked into my PhD feeling out of my dept… Read More
Throughout my PhD I have learned A LOT about myself. I’ve learned about my working style, how to take criticism, what I enjoy most about science, how to laugh at myself, and how to dra… Read More
Hello friends! Today I’m going to convince you that anyone has the capacity to become a scientist. Yes, even YOU. Here’s a standard introductory small talk conversa… Read More
Hello friends! As you might remember my blog Strangely Beautiful Science focused on some of my favourite topics in science. I wanted to delve into the weirdest, most fascinating scientific s… Read More
Published in the University of Birmingham’s Science and Technology News and Views (S.A.T.N.A.V.) Magazine in November 2018. The post Ancient evolution: How Neanderthal DNA influenced… Read More
Published in the University of Birmingham Redbrick Newspaper – January 2019 This story is set on Signy Island, which is located in the Southern Ocean roughly 600 km north of the Antarc… Read More
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