I chose to start ‘The PhD Diaries’ series because I knew that doing a PhD can be a lonely business.

During my early uni years, I tried to speak to PhD students about their experience to get an insight. Unfortunately, most of the tales I heard implied sadness and great isolation. I soon realised that you can feel lonely even if you are a part of a large research group.  So, I decided to write about my journey right from the beginning using a word that best describes that particular month.

My month started with responding to reviewer comments for one of my papers. As always, I was overwhelmed when I initially got the comments.…

Another month down! It is crazy how fast the year is going. I have mostly been hibernating because I have been writing. One of…

My month started off with ISBNPA conference which was held in Hong Kong this year. This was my second time attending this conference (after…

It has been a rather strange month. At times, it felt like everything was in my favour while at other times, it felt like…

I’m not even sure how to begin. The word ‘anxious’ barely covers the emotions I have felt this month. April has always been a…