If you're interested in undertaking PhD research, contact me at the address on the Contact page (see link on the right).
Slides from the recent
How to finish a PhD and have a successful
viva presentation are available
here, with thanks to Toby Walsh, some of whose slides
are adapted for inclusion here.
Below is a list of useful articles about the nature of
doing a PhD
April 2011 One of my former PhD students, Ronald
Ashri, pointed me at this, an excellent and simple
illustrated guide to a
January 2011 Tim Radford A manifesto for the simple scribe – my 25
really about writing a PhD, but good advice about
writing (and for a PhD thesis) all the same.]
Former Guardian science editor, letters editor, arts
editor and literary editor Tim Radford has condensed his
journalistic experience into a handy set of rules for
March 2009 David A. Patterson Your Students Are Your
Viewpoint boils down into a few magazine pages what
I've learned in my 32 years of mentoring Ph.D.
Source: Communications of the ACM, Vol 52, No
3, Pages 30-33
April 2009 Matthew Reisz, Brush up your writing skills if you want to
academic papers are far more likely to pass editorial
scrutiny. Matthew Reisz reports
Source: Times Higher Education, 16 April
September 2006: Harriet Swain, Refine the words to spell
The end of your PhD may be in sight but, warns Harriet
Swain, the first draft is only the start of the
writing-up process. Editing, revision and a careful look
at presentation are key to producing a good thesis...
Source: Times Higher Education, 1 September
February 2007: Matthew Killeya, What to expect from life as a
HERE'S one thing we learned this month: no two scientists
have the same experience during their master's or PhD.
New Scientist has talked to a wide range of prominent
researchers about their postgraduate years, and
discovered a great deal about their personal journeys to
the top flight of science (see "What I've learned...").
Source: New Scientist, 17 February 2007
February 2007: Susan
Bassnett, Looks seem to be everything
Twice in recent months I have come across PhD students
quoting from Wikipedia in their dissertations...
Source: Times Higher Education, 9 February