September Book Reads

Reading was a bit slow this month as most of my books were packed in boxes. However, made an effort towards the end of this month to try read some English crime authors. The Distant Echo, Val McDermid A Dark So Deadly, Stuart MacBride Th1th3en, Steve Cavanagh The Legacy, Lynda La Plante Snap, Belinda Bauer…

Post-it PhD!

Last year I wrote the following piece for the Thesis Whisperer on Post-it notes! This post is by Jessica Ritchie, a PhD student at the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland. You can find Jessica is on Twitter as @j_ritchie13 I was having difficulty in organising the case law that I…

5 Easy-To-Follow Tips For Early Career Researchers

Earlier this year I wrote a guest piece for The Crime Conversation. The Crime Conversation is a great new blog which seeks to connect women in criminology. I wrote on ‘5 easy-to-follow tips for early career researchers.’ We are so excited to share these 5 fantastic tips for early career researchers from this week’s guest…

Student Support

I recently wrote for Thoughts from the Criminology Team Blog on Student Support. You can follow the link and have a read. I recently read Melanie Reynolds’s article in The Guardian ‘Working-class lecturers should come out of the closet,’ and it resonated with me…

Dealing With Administrative Grief

Read a piece I wrote for the Thesis Whisperer which was recently uploaded. Universities are big places, some of them have a lot of students to manage and complex timelines to administer. Most of the time, I hope, the administration of your degree will be invisible to you, but, when things break down, you can…

We’re Moving!

The last few weeks have been very busy. Interviewing for positions, deciding on which offer to accept, grading papers, house hunting and packing! I am starting a new position on Monday at the University of Northampton as a criminology lecturer at their new Waterside campus. I am very excited about the opportunities I am going…

Brighton Pride Parade

The other week I had my first trip to Brighton and my first time attending a Pride Parade. Best of all I got to do it with my kitty lover, former neighbour, bestie Ginni! Gin and I were neighbours about seven years ago. One day she adopted a kitty and I was a kitty mum…

July Book Reads

I gave podcasts a bit of a break this month and guess what? It gives you a lot more time to read! Please send books 🙂 Eggshell Skull, Bri Lee All that Remains: A Life in Death, Sue Black A Cook’s Tour: Anthony Bourdain Memoirs of a Radical Lawyer, Michael Mansfield Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell Home…

June Book Reads

Before the onslaught of marking papers starts again I’ve been trying to read as much as possible. For the month of June, I read: Women & Power: A Manifesto, Mary Beard Six Stories, Matt Wesolowski The Adversary, Emmanuel Carrère Kitchen Confidential: Insider’s Edition, Anthony Bourdain The Ouija Board Jurors: Mystery, Mischief and Misery in the…

Norfolk Lavender & Crabs

We went on a short family get away for Glen’s mum’s birthday. We found this lovely AirBnB property which allowed dogs and was able to house five adults very comfortably. It was only a few minutes walk to the Hunstanton beach front and the dogs absolutely loved being able to run about – on what…