After spending a considerable amount of time in practice , I wanted to do something that was concerned with my own personal development. I had undertaken my Undergraduate degree at Stirling and the thought of further study was something that attracted me.
I have enjoyed undertaking my PHD at Stirling. I have a very good supervisor who is supportive yet disciplined in his approach, and that has been invaluable. The PHD training I have received has also been beneficial.
I am now a Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University and although my PHD wasn’t the only thing they were attracted to, it did help. However, I am now supervising a number of dissertation students and my PHD training is really paying dividends in terms of my ability to undertake this role.