Hello! I am Abbie, I am 33-year-old, and I am just starting my 3rd year of my PhD at the University of Bath, UK. As PhD programmes vary worldwide
Hello! I am Abbie, I am 33-year-old, and I am just starting my 3rd year of my PhD at the University of Bath, UK.
I finished my psychology BSc at the University of Warwick in 2007. For a few years, I had various jobs, mainly working in mental health, but was unsure about where to take my career or what I wanted to be “when I grew up”. In 2013 I looked into MSc courses and realised that Health Psychology was the one that matched my interests. In 2014 I graduated from the University of the West of England with my Health Psychology MSc, and started a job as a clinical studies officer in an NHS mental health trust. I started my PhD in October 2017.
My PhD explores social development in adolescents who have chronic pain.
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Conferences and travelling: the glamorous and not so glamorous truth In her 2nd Vlog, Abbie talks about the amazing opportunities that international conferences can offer, but also discusses the downside of jetlag, time away from research and the impact overall of long haul travel. “It’s all about the balance,” she…>