In defence of social media

Social media is now everywhere. It's hard to remember a time without it. Since its inception at the turn of the new millennium, social media has changed the way we communicate, the way we access information, and even the way we teach. The darker side of social media Social media has received huge amounts of… Continue reading In defence of social media

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Blocking With The Head Part 6: Nerves

(This is part 6 of a series looking at the psychology of roller derby. For an introduction, read part one of the Blocking With The Head series) Welcome back, skate mates! Today we're going to be exploring the subject of nerves. No, not in the physiology, electrochemical, nerve-fibre sense. In the jelly-legged, butterfly-stomached, "why am I… Continue reading Blocking With The Head Part 6: Nerves

Blocking with the Head Part 5: Confidence

(This is part 5 of a series looking at the psychology of roller derby. For an introduction, read part one of the Blocking With The Head series) Welcome back, derby enthusiasts! And welcome to the fifth instalment of Blocking with the Head. Today I'm going to talk to you about confidence - what it is, what… Continue reading Blocking with the Head Part 5: Confidence

Viva Survivor

On Thursday 14th June 2018, I successfully defended my PhD thesis viva voce. The panel identified a small number of minor corrections they wanted me to address, but they actively encouraged me to do these within 24 hours (they really were the embodiment of minor)*. I did so. Yesterday, Monday 18th June, I submitted a hardbound copy… Continue reading Viva Survivor