“Circle of university life in the age of neoliberalism carries on”

Painful to read – new insight into the open access debate & policy: The cost of academic publishing has been thrown back on to universities which will in turn inevitably be forced to make economic and strategic decisions about which academic papers they should fund. Expensive and elaborate peer-review mechanisms will have to be established […]

Me myself and I: story of reconciliation

Dear Diary, I feel like a 15-year old girl. Is that a bad thing? Perhaps not. Better that than a disheartened, cynical 33 year old scientist.. which I am not! Well, at least not all of it. What weird experiences I have had recently. Still looking for that golden goose of a job, although am […]

4 pm

Summer warmth and slight drizzle. And no brolly, of course. Soon it’s time to leave the desk with all the unfinished work and rush to the nursery. The next weeks leading to holiday are full of deadlines to meet, conference visit to Edinburgh, and more deadlines. However, deadlines are goooood! They make us jump and […]

Reining in Creativity

What comes after a quiet period is the creative one. I guess most people in creative professions (including scientists!) can agree with this. What is challenging, however, is dealing with bursts of energy and focusing them to the right cause. After months of job searching and head scratching I’ve recovered to my usual self. But […]

Express yourself!

Woman! Be emancipated through your work! Is there another way to be emancipated? Do women need emancipation? How about men, or are they emancipated enough as it is? After yet another women-labor force-caring for children-work life balance academic discussion over lunch, I feel pressured to write down some thoughts. I fear I’m starting to be […]