Welcome to the new bloggers!

It’s a new term of a new academic year, and so now is a good a time as ever to say hello to the new bloggers and hello again to our continuing bloggers for PhD Life! This week, editor Ellie gives us a tour of the team behind the blog.

By Ellie King

The PhD Life blog is part of the Research Exchange at the University of Warwick. Our hope is to create an online PhD community not only for Warwick students but also for anyone and everyone in this lovely world of ours who identifies with any of the following: pre-PhD, PhD, post-PhD. Our writers are PhD students at all different stages of their research, and every week they’ll be sharing their tips, advice and experiences of PhD Life. Every research student is different, but we believe we have lots of common ground to share with our community.

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Ellie King, Editor

Ellie (she/her) is the blog editor of PhD Life and The Study Blog (for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students). She is a third year PhD student in WMG researching visitor experience and evaluation in museums with Oxford University Museum of Natural History. In her spare time, you can find her doing yoga, reading books, and decorating her new house. You can follow her on Twitter @ellietheking and on LinkedIn @ellietheking. Some of Ellie’s favourite posts she has written included supervising your supervisors, becoming a rounded researcher and Me? A subject expert?

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Riss Muller

Clarissa (Riss) (they/them) is a PhD candidate in Philosophy here at the University of Warwick. Their research focuses on exploring the epistemic and discursive conditions for Othering in society and related injustices. You can find out more about their PhD experience on Twitter @Muller__C and their non-academic literary exploits on Instagram @riss__reads. Riss has written about their experiences of doing a PhD with ADHD, finding your own productivity, and uncertainty in research.

Emily Alger

Emily (she/her) is a Maths and Stats Warwick alumnus, starting her PhD at the Institute of Cancer Research in October 2022. Outside of my studies I love music and art. I love playing in wind orchestras and painting with watercolours. Emily is sharing her experiences of getting to an beginning her PhD, writing about the journey to my PhD and anticipating what’s to come.

Greta Timaite

Greta (she/her) is a social science researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, currently a PGT student but transitioning to a PhD next year. Her research sits at the interface between STEM and the humanities, and she is passionate about data science and programming. Greta is looking forward to sharing her advice on open research, work experience, and interdisciplinarity.

Ivy Zhuo

Ivy (she/her) is a mature PhD student in the department of Applied Linguistics. She is passionate about teacher education and development and has written several research papers and conference presentations on the subject. She is keen to support new PhD students at Warwick, guiding them through their student life.

Writing for PhD Life

We are always looking for guest writers for PhD Life. You may have an interesting path to research you’d like to share with our readers, or a whole load of advice on a particular research topic that you’d like to share.

If you’d like to share your advice or experiences with the Warwick research community and beyond, then please get in touch by emailing libraryblogs@warwick.ac.uk.

If you’d like to read a post by a specific author, then simply search for their name in the search function of the blog, and happy reading!

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