This is definitely a delightful first for me! I went away on vacation and came back this morning to find that 2 of my papers have just been released (one published, one in press)! So, if your Monday is off to a slow start or you want to learn about some of the most recent … More Academic dream life: Two new papers!
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
The last few days, I have been completely absorbed in puzzling out some code for my analysis. As I work in an open office, I find that the times that I need to dive deep into the world of programming, I require a constant stream of sounds to isolate me from the distracting goings-ons of … More Music for coding
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
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!
As is customary, as the year draws to an end, the time comes to wax nostalgic about the adventures from the last year. So, here is my reindeer blog-post roundup! In my first post (here), I hypothesized that the coming year would contain “buckets of uncertainty that I am not able to control” and that proved to … More Year-end reindeer round up
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)
In exciting Monday news, new research from the APEAL lab has been published in CMAJ and I am one of the co-authors! Check it out here: Time trends in symptoms of mental illness in children and adolescents in Canada Research finds that most #mentalhealth disorders are not increasing among Canadian youth http://t.co/3JdzKdLdyA pic.twitter.com/Hh3EWDnsfq — CMAJ … More Published: Time trends in symptoms of mental illness in children and adolescents in Canada
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