Week 108: Neck Pain

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 […]

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Mental Health First Aider

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 […]

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Week 107: My experience of supervision

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 […]

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Blueberry muffins

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 […]

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Week 106: Coding transcripts

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 […]

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