Naturally Speaking Blog Episode 59: Resilience in Academia

Issued: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:49:00 GMT

Naturally Speaking Blog Episode 59

Feature image: Original artwork courtesy of PhD researcher Eleni Christoforou, 2018©

It’s unlikely that anyone has ever said that a career in academic research is easy. It is highly competitive, requires an incredibly large skill set, and “rejection” is essentially part of the job description. However, despite all these challenges, most of us couldn’t imagine doing anything else!

In this episode, Naturally Speaking editors Taya Forde and Karen Hotopp chat with Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine researchers Shaun KillenKatie HampsonRichard ReeveBarbara Helm and Dan Haydon to hear about their often-bumpy career paths, the challenges they’ve faced, and their strategies for overcoming them. Critically – don’t forget that this career should be fun! 

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