I have a fresh new paper out today, published in Psychological Medicine! This is research from my PhD, looking at how the risk of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder vary by migrant status, region of origin, and age-at-migration. Some of the headline results were that we found similar patterns of increased risk across all … More New research: risk of schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and bipolar disorders by migrant status
Today marks the end of my third year on my PhD journey! I have spent the last three years of living in London, finding new and better ways to lose time on the internet instead of getting real work done. Since my last update, lots has happened! I realized I had no money left in … More 3 years down, a bit to go: PhD update
I know will be a massively disappointing post to anyone who is under the illusion that I am living a glamorous, jet-setting, international life, from living in London to weekending in Holland, and hopping over to Sweden for a spell, but to be honest, much of my trip so far has looked like this: … More Work and life in Stockholm
While I have been LOVING sharing all my lovely travel photos and stories with you (and don’t worry, I will be winging off to another destination soon), I have been in London for 4 months and figured it’s time to give you a tiny update on my #PhDLife. I am still in the honeymoon phase – I … More #PhDLife: 4 month update
In an inspired moment of intense procrastination a few years ago, when struggling to write my thesis proposal, I crafted the following fake thesis proposal, to delight my fellow grad students who were similarly miring in the slog. My research objectives included: To examine the cross-sectional association between viral cat video viewing and measures of … More Viral cat video viewing has a moment in the sun!
I still can’t believe it is happening! As bits and pieces start to fall into place, I am so excited to announce that I am heading off on a big, shiny, new adventure this fall. I have accepted a position to do my PhD at University College London, studying the social and spatial epidemiology of psychotic … More Sparkling new adventures!
I have been excited about this for months now! Almost a year ago, my prof announced he wanted us to work on a very important research project, aiming to be considered for publication in the Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal. Once the research approach was sorted out, and with the incredible Mila Kingsbury … More Published: CARTOONS KILL (Xmas BMJ)
A dear friend celebrated his quarter century birthday today, so we took the chance to sample some of the best eats in the 613 and took a wander through the park. First stop? Cafe My House. Wonderful vegetarian, gluten-free eats, and AMAZING coffee. (Made with a Hario Ceramic Dripper. I may need expand my coffee science … More A quarter century? A walk in the park!
It might be said that I am a bit of a coffee snob. I like it black, I like it bold, and I like there to be swirls of oil on the top, indicating the oh-so-fresh goodness of newly roasted beans. This love for the black magical elixir sparked at debate on my recent travels. … More The “science” of coffee: The imPRESSions study
I have been coming down from submitting my thesis. I feel I went from elation to exhaustion in mere hours. I have yet to process this idea of ‘leisure time’ that all coolest modern economic and social historians have been talking about. As I take a breath prior to re-entering the academic fray in preparation … More A proper thank you: Reflections on a MSc journey