In today's episode, we interview Ed Southall, a maths curriculum designer at Oak National Academy and a teacher trainer at the University of Hudderfield in England, as well as doctoral candidate.
We talk about Ed's doctoral journey, alongside his work - first in academia, and then outside of academia. We learn about his decision to quit his PhD, and then his decision to continue and his efforts to finish by June 2023. We also learn about his experience as an academic parent, and his experience during the pandemic. As our first guest from the UK, Ed also explains us about the PhD trajectory and requirements in the UK.
We round off our interview with our standard questions on best advice, setting boundaries to work, how COVID-19 has changed his job and daily tasks, and what a day in the life looks like.