Do you have a keen new grad student in your life? Is someone gearing up to start a masters degree or PhD this fall and you want to find the perfect gift that will help them rock this next phase of life? As someone who has already spent 5 years in grad school, this is … More Back to [grad] school: Gift ideas
Time for another of my arbitrarily scheduled PhD life updates. In case you are wondering how I am doing, as I am mid-way through my 3rd year, I can say with confidence that I feel totally fine. Like Ross-level fine. Like sheep chilling on the Kjeragbolten- level fine. So as you can see, everything is … More Totally doing fine: PhD financial breakdown
I am writing this from Australia, where I have had the amazing opportunity to participate in the 16th congress of the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology (IFPE). This conference was held at iconic locations and packed with glamorous moments – from the location, the venue, and the very special (fluffy) guests. The conference was held … More Conference life: IFPE 2017
I have a super exciting trip coming up! I have the opportunity to present at the biennial conference of the International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology taking place in Melbourne in October. As I have never been to this corner of the world, I am taking the opportunity to take on a bit more adventure. This … More Upcoming Aussie (et al) adventure!
I am so happy to share my 1st first-author paper, which was published today! Woohooo! This has been a long-time coming, as this paper is based on research I did during my MSc with Dr. Ian Colman (and the APEAL lab) and Dr. Simon Hatcher, with support from Dr. Marie-Hélène Roy-Gagnon. You can read the … More Early life predictors of suicidal thoughts: New paper published
This past month has flown by in a flurry of activity – some of the best things, including a visit to Canada, the parade (and wedding) of two of the best people, and a move back to Stockholm, a city I deeply love. While these are the highlights – the glittery bright spots of the … More A month in the life of this nomad
I am a paper planner person. I am incredibly persnickety and particular about the planners I use, and I like neurotically like to make them look pretty when I use them. Thus, I have a slight dependence on correction tape for when I inevitably need to re-arrange plans and reschedule meetings. I had not given … More Covering my mistakes with a little less waste: White-out wars
I am the sort of person who usually stops the microwave with 30 seconds still on the clock, preferring to eat slightly cold food then wait a few moments longer. But I find myself in a field where good things take a long time. Perhaps my perspective is skewed, as a trudging PhD student, … More Research turkey and super fun process evaluation: My PhD life
I have spend a lot of time at the office this week. For most of the week, I have had code running on two computers while trying to write a book chapter on a third computer. As you might expect, I have done a lot of internet wandering during the week and I thought I … More 5 little things I liked this week
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!