August theme – Women in Research

This month, Amy McTurk will be joining me in co-running the blog. She is a PhD researcher in French Studies at University of St. Andrews, and is also the Athena SWAN Doctoral Intern. During August, we’d like to open up the blog to the theme of Women in Research. We’ll post up info on Athena SWAN and some initiatives Amy thinks will be useful to hear about. We’re also seeking guest posts on this theme.

I’ll quote Amy herself: “I’d like to keep it as open as possible, since part of my new role is to find out what people think and what issues they are facing. That being said, some key areas of interest for me are postgraduates and parenthood (particularly in terms of parental leave, policies and funding); formal and informal support networks; feelings of (not) belonging; having/being inspiring role models. Hopefully this is helpful, but please don’t feel constrained by these suggestions.”

Amy will have an article up soon, but if you have an idea for a guest post that would fit this theme, please email me at: or DM on Twitter @sgsahblog. I can provide a Bloggers Guidelines document to help you structure your article.

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