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Things to consider for your Athena SWAN Action Plan….

Posted on 23 October 2014 by Paul Brennan

For I while I thought, probably arrogantly, that getting an Athena SWAN Bronze Award shouldn't be that difficult. I think it depends on just two things: An honest appraisal of […]

Learning javascript and D3.js to produce Electives World 2014

Posted on 10 October 2014 by Paul Brennan

Earlier this year I decided that I would work towards improving my data analysis and visualisation skills. I bought a book entitled Visualise This which proved a very interesting read. There […]

Making the case for “chalk and talk”…

Posted on 2 October 2014 by Paul Brennan

Yesterday, I spent a very interesting morning at the University of Bath with Professor Michael Danson. I attended my first Enzyme Kinetics lecture for over twenty years. I went to […]

Serving web pages through Learning Central

Posted on 29 August 2014 by Paul Brennan

This week, thanks to Allan Theophanides from the Cardiff University Enhanced Learning Technology Team, I learned how to serve web pages through Learning Central. Learning Central is the local name […]

Growth in Athena SWAN awards….

Posted on 27 March 2014 by Paul Brennan

I help to promote Athena SWAN in the School of Medicine, in Cardiff University and nationally by participating in Athena SWAN Assessment Panels. Athena SWAN is a charter that recognises […]

Why I’m an Athena SWAN panelist…

Posted on 24 March 2014 by Paul Brennan

In February, I participated as an Athena SWAN panelist for the third time. I left my wife and children early in the morning, missed the school run and headed off […]

Doing a Post-Doc

Posted on 12 March 2014 by Paul Brennan

Today, I am giving a talk about Post-Doctoral careers. As is often the way, I started off with a Google search. My search was "why do a postdoc". I found […]

Post-doctoral Development Planning…

Posted on 1 November 2013 by Paul Brennan

Every post-doctoral fellow should have a development plan. To be honest, everyone should have a development plan. Your plan should consider where you are and where you want to go. […]

The challenges of being a Post-Doc….

Posted on 22 August 2013 by Paul Brennan

I have just read this blog piece by my friend Dr Bill Wilkinson who has resigned as a researcher in  Cardiff University. It's a bit depressing but very personal and […]

Question writing for the new curriculum….

Posted on 11 July 2013 by Paul Brennan

Today, I attended half a day of a Question writing session hosted by Dr Mark Wardle. It was a very interesting half day where a group of medics and scientists […]