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The PhD Life Raft Podcast

Nov 28, 2022

Iain Jackson is an architect and historian at the Liverpool School of Architecture. His research is mainly focused on 20thC architecture in ‘the tropics’.  Iain is currently PI on a Leverhulme Trust funded project to research the buildings of the United Africa Company.  He supervises 8 PhD students and has examined...


Nov 21, 2022

Katrina McChesney is a senior lecturer in education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Her research focuses on adult education, including doctoral education and supervision. She is currently co-leading the #DistanceDoctorates project which seeks to support, raise awareness of, and advocate for candidates who...


Nov 15, 2022

Leanne Sobel is a Strategic Design Consultant and Researcher. She has a background in communication design and strategy and is passionate about the opportunities for design in business. Leanne is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Technology Sydney, investigating the role of design in strategy. Leanne brings...


Oct 31, 2022

Dr LaNysha Adams draws on her background in research to support others to empower themselves.

 

In this episode she shares reflections on her educational journey - including why she didn’t become an architect!

 

We talk about the experience of her difficult PhD defense and what she did to support...


Oct 24, 2022

Jo Nadin is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bristol University.  She is also an award winning author with a background as a political speechwriter.

 

In this episode Jo shares her experience of the PhD process - both the journey into it and the the challenges within it - from balancing working with...