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Roger Carles-Fontana is a PhD student at King's College London and Mental Wellbeing and Events Lead at King's Doctoral Students Association (KDSA). He talks with us on this episode of Careers in Your Ears about why PGR students might struggle with their mental wellbeing and what they can do to address it. Roger invites you to follow @KDSA_KCL on In…
 
This episode is the second part of a conversation about race and identity in research careers which we recorded in June 2021. Alexandria Mitchell, a PhD student at King's College London (KCL) and co-chair of the KCL Race Equality Network (www.kcl.ac.uk/hr/diversity/get-involved/networks/race-equality-network) talks with Mary Okesola who is also a P…
 
This episode is the first part of a conversation about race and identity in research careers. Alexandria Mitchell, a PhD student at King's College London (KCL) and co-chair of the KCL Race Equality Network (www.kcl.ac.uk/hr/diversity/get-involved/networks/race-equality-network) talks with Mary Okesola who is also a PhD student at KCL and Dr. Bernad…
 
In this episode we wanted to explore what’s happening with recruitment to roles in academia and in sectors outside academia, which PhDs and Research Staff are typically attracted to. To do this, we spoke with Rebecca Oakey, a King’s Professor of Epigenetics and Dean for Doctoral Studies and Andrew Wright, Head of Employer Engagement in King’s Caree…
 
Dr Jason Myers is a Data Scientist with Faculty AI. Prior to this, he completed his PhD with the 'Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Non-Equilibrium Systems' (CANES) Centre for Doctoral Training at King's College London. Jason joins us on Careers In Your Ears to talk about his (not always easy) experience finding work after the doctorate. He also sha…
 
Dr. Hilary Jones is a former post-doctoral researcher who has worked in careers and employability, started her own business, is in training to be a psychotherapist and is now working for a non-profit organisation. In this episode she tells us her career story so far and gives us her insight into her varied career path. King's PhDs and Research Staf…
 
Bethan Cornell is a final year PhD student at King’s College London’s Physics Department and she’s also a Policy Officer in the Higher Education Unit in the UK’s Department for Education. We discuss taking on other opportunities during the PhD, the value of connecting with people who share your interests, and we ask Bethan how a Physics PhD prepare…
 
We explore why Mohamed decided to do his PhD (which is around differences in neurodevelopment in children with different diseases). Listen to this episode, to find out more about finding (or even creating) the right PhD for you, applying to a PhD, how it's different from a Masters, and how helpful Google can be. He also talks about his side project…
 
Dr. Fawzi Abou-Chihane is a former science researcher who now runs his own careers consulting business. He has a background in sustainable technologies and sensor development. In this episode he talks about his decision to pursue opportunities outside academic life and his new career. If you would like a transcript of this episode, please contact u…
 
Vicki is a part-time PhD student with extensive work experience in international banking and science policy, doing a PhD in Policy and Bioethics, incorporating publications. Join us as we explore career transition and the benefits and importance of establishing a flexible career, tips for managing a part-time PhD and a fascinating insight into the …
 
Why do women disappear from the history of philosophy? What can be done about it? In this episode we interview Rebecca Buxton and Lisa Whiting the editors of the recently published book "The Philosopher Queens" which is the only book currently in print exclusively about women philosophers and written and edited by women. We look at the implications…
 
Dr Bahijja Raimi-Abraham is a pharmacist, Lecturer in Pharmaceutics at King’s College London, Founder and Academic Lead of King’s College London Fight the Fakes. She also leads her own research group “The Raimi-Abraham Group”. Dr Raimi-Abraham's research to date has been in pharmaceutical materials and innovative manufacture. More recently she has …
 
Dr Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood, is a lecturer in sustainable development at the University of St. Andrews and gained her PhD from the African Leadership Centre at King's College London in 2019. Her research focuses on maritime threats, governance and security in the Gulf of Guinea. Ifesinachi has consulted for different international and regional org…
 
In this episode we are joined by Jennifer Jackson, Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary and a Kings alumna. Join us for a positive and uplifting conversation covering Jennifer's experience of resilience (and what it's not!), leadership, career progression, confidence and changing the system from within. Kings PGRs and research staff can…
 
In this edition of Careers in Your Ears, Kate Murray talks with Alexandria Mitchell, PhD student in the Comprehensive Cancer Centre at King's College London, about her reasons for deciding to do a PhD, the application process, how she funded herself, and how being a PhD satisfies her desire for research autonomy. Alexandria also considers some of t…
 
We talk to Andrew Wright, Head of Employer Engagement, in the Careers & Employability team at King's College London. We're hearing a lot about recession and unemployment in the news everyday. This can be disheartening for anyone who is job hunting. We ask Andrew for his perspective on current labour markets which interest researchers from academia …
 
Shelly-Ann Gajadhar is a PhD student at the Business School at King's College London. She owns her own career coaching business and is a former criminal prosecutor. In this episode, she talks about career change and managing multiple tasks and priorities, with a particular emphasis on looking after her own wellbeing. We also discuss the Black Lives…
 
In this episode we're joined by Donald Lush, Careers Consultant for Researchers, King's College London (KCL) to talk about how we can use social media to support our career thinking. Donald's positive and relaxed approach to using social media shows us how easy it is to develop our networks at a time when we may be feeling isolated from our colleag…
 
In this episode we're joined by Dr. Kate Daubney, Head of Careers & Employability, King's College London (KCL). Kate tells us about her own research and her journey from PhD to heading up the careers team at KCL. She also shares her ideas about how researchers can go beyond the immediate knowledge content of their research to discover the skills an…
 
In this short episode, Careers Consultants for Researchers at King's College London (KCL) discuss what action can be taken in these uncertain times and share with listeners how to access support through new online careers lounges for PhDs and Research Staff at KCL and this new series of the podcast. Online appointments and webinars are being offere…
 
Today’s joint episode with Researc/hers Code, is the second part of a conversation we had at the end of 2019, with Ella Fitzsimmons, Charlotte Fereday and Chloe Tartan, who each have PhDs in different backgrounds (religious studies, language and linguistics and photonics respectively!) and are now working in tech roles. In this episode, they talk t…
 
Today’s joint episode with Researc/hers Code, is the first part of a conversation we had with Ella Fitzsimmons, Charlotte Fereday and Chloe Tartan, who each have PhDs in different backgrounds (religious studies, language and linguistics and photonics respectively!) and are now working in tech roles. They talk to Victoria Carr from Researc/hers Code…
 
Emma Davenport teaches Critical and Contextual Studies for the Design department at The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, part of London Metropolitan University. She researches what people wear at work with a particular interest in academic dress. In this episode we explore how academics dress at work, crossing academic discipli…
 
Nick Lynn, Senior Director at Willis Towers Watson talks with Vicki Tipton about his journey from Geography lecturer to Employee Engagement Consultant. Listen in to hear Nick's thoughts on the future of work and the increasing need and relevance of research skills in the world of business. Learn what it means to work as a consultant in employee eng…
 
Kai is a senior lecturer at the Manchester School of Art, at Manchester Metropolitan University and was previously a research fellow at King's College London. She also has a very successful career as an artist. In this episode she tells us about how her skills and experiences as an academic and an artist have led her to her current role. We also ex…
 
What does it mean to work in health policy? What does a policy researcher do day to day? And, if your research has been in one topic, how do you transition into another area? Listen to this short podcast where Kate Murray talks with Dr Deborah Fenney from The King’s Fund and find out more about being a research ‘geek’. We’re always interested to he…
 
This bonus episode was taken from our live recording at the Vitae International Researcher Development Conference earlier this month, where we led a Special Interest Session along with KCL’s post-grad student led 'Postdocalypse' podcast! This episode concerns how to get researchers’ voices heard and other reasons why we set up our podcasts. We have…
 
Stephanie Arnold, until very recently a King's PhD student, and now Senior Scientist at Astra Zeneca, talks to Careers Consultant, Vicki Tipton about how she worked out what she wanted to do after the doctorate. She goes on to talk about the value of taking part in different activities - from committee roles to mentoring - which helped her to take …
 
Vicki Tipton talks with Craig Dooley, KCL's E-Learning Development Advisor in the Centre for Doctoral Studies. In this edition of Careers in Your Ears, Craig and Vicki focus on part time and remote PhD students. How do they manage their career thinking and planning with everything they already have to juggle? What support is available at King's to …
 
In this episode Donald Lush talks to Julia Yates and Tristram Hooley, two academics who research career thinking and planning. We discuss the latest research and the practical advice emerging from it as well as considering how the world of work is likely to change over the coming decades. Finally, we talk about whether careers advice and career pla…
 
This edition of Careers in Your Ears, the podcast for researchers at King’s College London, is hosted by Kate Murray, Careers Consultant for Researchers and Deputy Head of King’s Careers & Employability. Kate was on site at Roche, the pharmaceutical company, at their Welwyn Garden City site, and talked with Dr Max Bourgognon, a former post-doc at K…
 
It's International Women's Day 2019, and the campaign this year is 'Better the Balance, Better the World', so in today's bonus episode we talk to Dr Sarah Barry, a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Biology at King's College London about her career in academia and why the gender balance in chemistry isn't really there yet. At the end of the podcast Sarah …
 
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