Hi, I’m Anna, and I’m a PhD candidate in Geography at Swansea University, Wales. I blog about the future, environmental issues, imagination and being a PhD student. Blogging seemed like a good way to sift through some ideas and force myself to WRITE, with the added incentive that it might actually be read! I hope that someone out there might find it interesting. What I don’t hope is that this blog will become a repository for PhD anxiety and spelling mistakes….
I did an undergraduate degree in Geography, although it has been a convoluted path which took me from a dissertation in volcanology in 2007 to a PhD in cultural geography in 2014! Along the way I have worked as a Geography field studies tutor and outdoor activities organiser in Dorset, Shetland and Italy, a media intern for Green Futures magazine at Forum for the Future and most recently as a ‘Sustainable Behaviour Assistant’ in Swansea University’s Sustainability Team. An MSc at Swansea in 2012 really drove home for me the enormity of climate change and all its crazy entanglements with, well, life, and compelled me to dip my toes into the world of social and cultural geography, and hence this PhD. I haven’t looked back since!
Aside from PhD-ing (and obvious things like friends and wine and iplayer) I enjoy climbing, cycling, growing some vegetables, dreaming about building my own tiny eco house and making stuff out of old stuff. I know, predictable…
Thanks for reading, please feel free to get in touch!