The importance of LGBT+ inclusivity in higher education

Posted on 12 February 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Maurice O’Brien, Lecturer in School of Healthcare Sciences Despite momentous legislative change to support and protect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) people, they continue to report they experience or fear discrimination. This discrimination can present in differing contexts across LGBT+ peoples’ lifespan, often having profound negative effects on their interactions with society, educational attainment,
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Disordered eating: why is it so important to study?

Posted on 5 February 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Kai Thomas, School of Psychology Do you know the difference between eating disorders and disordered eating? The relationship between the two is an important one. Overall, clinical eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa are pretty uncommon, with prevalence rates around 1-3% in the general population[KT1] . One of the main barriers to accessing treatment for people suffering with eating disorders is the criteria for a
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Explaining the link between ADHD and depression

Posted on 4 February 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Victoria Powell, PhD Researcher, School of Medicine (Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience) During this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week, undoubtedly there will be children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) receiving mental health support up and down the UK. ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders and it is associated
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‘I knew how to sell my body and maintain a sense of reality’: Drag King pioneer’s private letter to Angela Carter

Posted on 7 January 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

evaleenage/Shutterstock Marine Furet, School of English, Philosophy & Communication This story begins with a serendipitous find at the British Library, during a research trip to examine the archives of writer Angela Carter. Carter’s correspondence attests to the friendships and literary connections that she formed during her life. But on that particular trip it was a
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Maggot racing, bones and organs – how PhD students can inspire the next generation of scientists

Posted on 26 November 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Public engagement is an important part of being a PhD student, helping you to communicate your research to a diverse range of audiences. Here, Amy Smith from CITER (Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair) tells us how PhD students can get involved with their range of fun and interactive outreach activities. CITER is primarily a
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LinkedIn Learning: learn about statistics and speed reading from your sofa!

Posted on 13 November 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

LinkedIn Learning is an online platform that offers a variety of courses to help you develop your business, creative and technological skills.  As part of our mission to make skills development more convenient and accessible to postgraduate researchers throughout their degree, we are trialing the platform over the next year.  All students prior to the writing-up
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