Research-wise, this week hasn’t been very productive. Last weekend, I attended a two-day session on Mental Health First Aider training, which was very useful, and I had a meaningful time learning about treatment and support for mental health. Here’s my review of the training course. I didn’t have a chance to properly recuperate from lack […]Read more "Week 108: Neck Pain"
Last Saturday and Sunday, I attended a two-day seminar, Mental Health First Aider training course. This training course is organised by MHFA England and is designed to teach how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. This isn’t a course for becoming a therapist, but rather to train […]Read more "Mental Health First Aider"
I missed an opportunity to contribute to a session on the supervisor-supervisee relationship for first-year PhD students. One of the organisers asked me to join a panel to talk about my experience of supervision, and I really wish I could have joined it, but I had to teach that day. My case I am […]Read more "Week 107: My experience of supervision"
Today I baked blueberry muffins as always, using a recipe in Twist by Martha Collison. I’m a big fan and bake the muffins every other week! Blueberry, banana and nuts are great for breakfast muffins. I always leave my dough in the fridge overnight and bake it the following morning. The muffins become very moist […]Read more "Blueberry muffins"
This week, I sent my supervisors a working draft of my consultation analysis, which was the first version of coded transcripts. This includes original text, word-by-word translation, pragmatic translation, symbols of conversation analysis and codes of my analytical dimensions. This text data is saved in Word documents for the moment, but I’ve been thinking about […]Read more "Week 106: Coding transcripts"
It’s a very nice feeling to open a fresh, new diary for 2019, and make a list of achievable tasks for the day while having a morning coffee. On New Year’s Day, I mapped out what my next 12 months will look like. I put semester dates, thesis milestones, deadlines and details of conferences into […]Read more "Week 105: New Year’s Resolutions"