Tag Archives: travel

Teaching in China

Ludong campus

Me on Ludong campus

At the start of March myself and a colleague went to teach at Ludong University in Yantai, China, for two weeks. The teaching was part of a collaborative programme between the psychology departments at Keele and Ludong whereby the Ludong students get to come to Keele in their third year of their undergraduate degree after completing two years of a combination distance learning and intensive research methods courses. We were there to teach the second instalment of the intensive research methods course.

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The Art of Travel

Mural in La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010

I debated over the title of this post for a while.  It should really just be called “My Travel Tips” or something, as I don’t claim to be any kind of authority on travelling and there are some much better blogs out there which give great travel advice (such as this one by a Lonely Planet contributor).  But I liked the sound of “The Art of Travel” so don’t judge me by the title alone.

This list was inspired by my friend who just came back from a trip and is suffering from the post-travelling blues.  I wanted to offer him advice and help him out of his funk.

I then got thinking about a lot of great advice I have picked up from various people regarding travelling and thought I’d make a list (I love lists!)…. Continue reading

I love to travel

I love to travel. At the moment I have to concentrate on my career; finish up my current job and move straight on to my next post-doc position, but sometime within the next couple of years I hope to be able to take a few weeks/couple of months off between jobs, or from a permanent job(?) and go on another long trip.

While I think and plan and dream about that, here are some of my favourite quotations about travelling that I have collected over the years:  Continue reading

The last 10 years… And the next 10…

My 30th Birthday

As I have just turned 30 (yikes), I started to reflect on all the things I want to achieve and what I think life will bring in the next 10 years – before I turn 40 (double yikes)… This put me to thinking about all that I have achieved and done in the last 10 years.

So, here go two lists, my achievements from the last 10 years and my hopes for the next 10…

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Welcome to my blog

Welcome to my research blog. I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to write here, but this is wordle of my PhD thesis:

To get your own wordle just go to www.wordle.net. And please look at the tabs above to see a bit about me, my research interests, presentations, publications, and a few photos from places I’ve been travelling.