Category: PhD Reflections

Reflections on writing my monograph 2

When it comes to reformulating/revising/building or cutting up a doctoral dissertation into a more accessible book, how one handles the review of the literature is not so straightforward – so I am finding. The Literature Review chapter of a PhD serves a certain purpose. It situates your research […]

Beyond A4, part 2

This post follows a previous post (Beyond A4, part 1) and is based on the notes to my lecture at the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre annual Spring conference at the University of York. The lecture was entitled ‘Beyond A4: PhDs writing for multiple audiences’. Disruptions Whilst academic […]

Video abstract: PhD thesis

Video abstract: PhD thesis ‘A sociomaterial account of assignment writing in Further Education classrooms’ from ibrar on Vimeo. This is an experimental video abstract where I have attempted to provide a ‘lay’ account of the fundamentals of my research within a two and a half minute recording. I […]

Seminar at the Open University

Below is the Prezi for my recent talk at the Open University on ‘Academic Literacies’. The event commemorated the phenomenal achievements and contributions of Mary Lea to the field of ‘Academic Literacies’, and this was used as a basis upon which to explore future directions, opportunities and key […]

Key questions for the viva voce

I was at an interesting session yesterday at the School of Education (University of Leeds) on preparing for the viva voce doctoral examination. Timely for me, yet also serendipitous, as it was one of those sessions that you accidentally attend because you happened to be in the room […]