Finding my discipline to write

By: Aris Malapaschas
Posted on: 05-Jun-2019
Filed under: ESR Blog
A few weeks ago I attended a 2-day writing retreat organised by our project. Since this was the first time I took part in such an event, I didn’t have any expectations, or prior experience to compare it with. But in the end, I left with a lot work done, and learned useful things which I can apply to my work in the future.

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Keep on the exposure - Blog post anxiety - Part II

By: Bettina Moltrecht
Posted on: 01-Mar-2019
Filed under: ESR Blog
Even though my blog post anxiety has slightly improved since my last blog post -  I moved on to seeing it as just another uncomfortable activity that is part of my life now - I still wonder, who the hell wants to know about my life or even worse my past year as an Early Career Researcher         (Why? Well, you tell me!)

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CACHET 2018 - Discussing challenges of inter-disciplinary research.

By: Sigurd Melbye
Posted on: 22-Feb-2019
Filed under: ESR Blog
As a medical doctor I have not had a lot of technical training during my education and clinical residency. But I have had a lot of training in medical conditions and gained experience in communicating with patients and doing clinical assessment. These are skills that many technically trained researchers lack.

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Children’s data – everyone has an opinion.

By: Darragh McCashin
Posted on: 20-Feb-2019
Filed under: ESR Blog
Children’s data – everyone has an opinion, but what does the research say? A brief report from Professor Sonia Livingstone’s public lecture

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Involving families in research

By: Shaun Liverpool
Posted on: 18-Feb-2019
Filed under: ESR Blog
I left the halls of the university to embark on an unexpectedly exciting journey. I was a bit nervous but mostly excited to experience the building of an app. This marked the start of my secondment at Create Health.

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What being a nomadic PhD scholar looks like

By: Gianluigi Maria Riva
Posted on: 14-Feb-2019
Filed under: ESR Blog
Not every road is the right one to take. But, be sure that eventually every wrong road leads you, at some point, to the right one. So, you then just have to choose to "walk". Which I did and which I do and, as I walk, this makes me a pilgrim. And a pilgrim accepts the occurrence of a wrong road, as getting lost, somehow, helps.

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A journey to remember!

By: Pegah Hafiz
Posted on: 08-Nov-2018
Filed under: ESR Blog
For three months, I had an exciting research stay at University College Dublin where I managed to make new friends and spend more time collaborating on research activities and projects with fellow TEAM and MSCA researchers.

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The importance of networking with other PhD students

By: Aris Malapaschas
Posted on: 17-Sep-2018
Filed under: ESR Blog
In June I attended the SICSA (Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance) PhD Conference, which took place at the modern (and very stylish) campus of Robert Gordon University, in Aberdeen. It’s a yearly event which brings together PhD students from Universities all over Scotland, academics and industry practitioners, for 2 days of workshops, keynote presentations and social events.

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My experience at MobileHCI 2018

By: Mohammed Khwaja
Posted on: 12-Sep-2018
Filed under: ESR Blog
I had the opportunity to attend the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI) from 3rd – 6th September in Barcelona, Spain. It was held at Universitat Pompeu Fabra’s Campus Ciutadella, right at the heart of Barcelona.

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Why doing a PhD is like training for a marathon!

By: Claudette Pretorius
Posted on: 28-Aug-2018
Filed under: ESR Blog
I’m about 15 months into my PhD but I am also a runner and about 9 weeks away from a marathon. I enjoy that running gives me a release from my academic work but I can also see a lot of similarities between the two pursuits.

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