PhD Candidate (submitted December '14 – within 2 Years!) & now heading, and to start, corrections. Research in-between 2 (maybe 3) Schools – Sports Sciences & Education/Humanities. My health was taken away from me 8 months prior to submission, but working on getting it back! As a professional I am inside the top 1% of coaches globally – my expertise is in tennis + coaching + performance + pedagogy (see AM8 International). Midnightthesis is a platform used to voice trials and tribulations of cross-disciplinary research & build a community of researchers that can help fellow researchers get through their "research" journey perhaps a little easier than we all did :)

PhD Submission! …and the ill effects of finding out your Result! …and the road to hopeful recovery:

This post has been 4 months in the making. I hesitated posting this as I am aware my blog is open to everyone, and right now I’m at the point … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Final months of a PhD…& finding out you’ve NDPH

It’s been roughly 6 weeks since my last post and I’ve been a little slack – lets be honest. However I have a little bit of a confession, and after … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Plan for the Unexpected – One Foot in Front of the Other

This is a much overdue post. [Note: I’m not a ‘swearer’ however this post contains a little ‘swearing’ for descriptive purposes :)] I’ve found myself, somehow miraculously, in the home … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Open Letter to the Top – from a concerned & at times bewildered PhD Candidate – what we go through…

With names exempt and all others, with various multiplications of letters in place, this is a letter I recently hit ‘send’ on and thought it was worthy (I hope) to … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fork in the Spokes!

This post has taken a long time coming and will be the first time in 9 WEEKS…yes, just over TWO entire MONTHS, that I’ve been able to write longer than…well … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Question – but take a moment to realise

The irony of doing a PhD and seeking knowledge, seeking data, seeking something somehow that will answer the illusive question(s) you’ve set yourself the task of answering within the allocated … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Circle of Knowledge

Behind every research journey is a story. These stories shape who we were and set the trajectory to whom we are becoming. Kharl Gilbert once said “look not at what … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

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