Sweden is a dark country this time of the year and even darker this year, as my home country descends into some type of politic turmoil and new fascists are taking over our government and every front page new story. In these dark times, I am beyond happy to say that I work in place… Read More Almost Crimbo and more than one reason to celebrate!
Being a PhD is a somewhat strange mix between having a full-time employment and effectively still being a student. As the working person you go to work every day, you have an office, some type of set hours and things that are expected of you. At the same time you are free to manage your… Read More Saturday mornings. Time off work or time to do work?
Long time no write and this time I can actually say it’s because I haven’t had time. If working during academic summers are comparable in speed to The Seventh Seal, autumn term is more like Fast and the Furious 6, had it actually been an entertaining movie. Courses have started, including a great course on… Read More Work, play and a lot of writing
As the Swedish election is approaching faster than you can swipe left on Tinder, the question of how the different parties look at future of science was brought to the table by the Young Academy of Sweden ,who invited representatives from the political parties in Sweden for a debate on science policy at Stockholm University.… Read More Gender Inequality in Science
Academic summers in Stockholm are great. Short weeks, friend’s visiting, summer houses, boat rides and cycling trips. Really, this summer has been ridiculously much like this Swedish beer commercial circa 1994. But of course it’s not been all play. Actually, I have spent most of the summer doing hours of R ( a pretty amazing,… Read More Summer holidays and R programming
So admittedly, I’m not going to get even close to answering this in a blog post, but I recently came across one (of many) really good answers to this question, by Thomas R. Insel in JAMA Psychiatry. JAMA Network | JAMA | Mental Disorders in Childhood: Shifting the Focus From Behavioral Symptoms to Neurodevelopmental Trajectories… Read More What’s the point of studying the brain and genes when it comes to psychiatric disorder?
When I moved to Stockholm for my PhD this January, I came from living in flatshares in London for about 8 years. Now, flatshares in London can be the best things ever for 1 reason – the amazing people you meet. However flatshares in London can be awful for about a billion reason like awful… Read More FINALLY A HOME or the ordeal of finding somewhere to live in Stockholm
It is about to happen. I am almost at the end of the beginning. My admission seminar, the point at which I will actually become a PhD student for real, it this Friday. Now this may all sounds cryptic and bizarre, but within my department at KI, the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB)… Read More ADMISSION SEMINAR or Almost a PhD student for real