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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: my journey to finding a a new treatment

Posted on 9 April 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

In the first of our blog series on rare diseases, Kasope Wolffs, School of Biosciences, tells us how her research into idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis could change the lives of millions […]

The Wandering Earth: why you need to see China’s latest sci-fi blockbuster

Posted on 25 March 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

Wandering Earth poster. IMDB Hiu Man Chan, School of Journalism, Media and Culture As China demonstrated its space credentials by landing a lunar probe on the far side of the […]

Doctoral Academy Champions: Giulia Cere, Engineering

Posted on 11 March 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

In this series of blog posts, our Doctoral Academy Champions will be telling us a bit about themselves and their PhD journeys so far. Today we hear from Giulia Cere, […]

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 […]

Investigating 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 […]

Five ways nanoscience is making science fiction into fact

Posted on 22 January 2019 by doctoral-academy-blog

www.shutterstock.com Josh Davies, School of Chemistry Russian author Boris Zhitkov wrote the 1931 short story Microhands, in which the narrator creates miniature hands to carry out intricate surgeries. And while […]

‘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 […]

A striking visual PhD showcase: Images of Research 2018

Posted on 19 December 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

On 11 December 2018, over 150 people gathered for the Doctoral Academy's fifth Images of Research event. Images of Research is one of our most popular annual events, and attracts […]

European film festivals could learn a lot from London’s diplomatic approach to Chinese cinema

Posted on 3 December 2018 by doctoral-academy-blog

Cathy Yan’s Dead Pigs. BFI London Film Festival Hiu Man Chan, School of Journalism, Media and Culture The 2018 BFI London Film Festival featured a spectacular programme of 225 films […]

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 […]