Academic FOMO

Paolo Braiuca https://www.flickr.com/photos/braiu_74/26557402071

I have blogged before about the guilt often experienced by new academic parents, now from maternity leave number two I give you: academic FOMO. Fear Of Missing Out. An anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on social media. Right […]

British Science Week 2016

“It’s the science lady!” This week I spent two days at a local primary school as part of British Science Week 2016.  For the first day I ran a mobile DNA workshop visiting all the KS2 classes (ages 7-11).  We extracted DNA from strawberries.  Their existing knowledge and ideas surrounding DNA […]

On academic motherhood

“Work-life balance doesn’t exist for me; I don’t believe in unicorns” I share this viewpoint that my work is a part of my life in which I also happen to be a mother and Lady Dr of the household.  I’m not attempting to combine work and family, I am combining work and […]