Time Management in Research


Balancing Multiple and Diverse Research Interests

Hi everyone! Today I am posting on behalf of previous SIOP YI-NET member Kathryn Demanelis (USA), check out her post about how she balances her diverse research interests:
I am not sure if I am the best person to write about how to balance research interests since I am generally interested in everything. My dissertation research examined two broad topics: descriptive pediatric cancer epidemiology in Southeast Asia and chronic cadmium exposure and its effects on the epigenome. Both of these projects were based in Thailand and focused on vulnerable populations. Otherwise, these projects are quite different and involve very different datasets, types of analyses, and research questions.

By Gemma |

On Work Life Balance and Parental Guilt

Hi everyone! I’m Gemma, a member of SIOP YI and a qualitative researcher in paediatric palliative care in the UK. Today I’m writing about something I’ve struggled with in the past: guilt.

By Gemma |

Integrating clinical and research interests

Today I am posting on behalf of Jack Brzezinski, who today is writing about integrating clinical and research interests. Take it away Jack!

It can be tough to be a successful scientist at the same time as you carry on a clinical practice. On one end, you have the same responsibilities to your patients as any other clinician. On the other end, you are trying to compete for the same grant money as pure scientists who can focus on their science and don’t have a clinical practice to worry about. However, there are also distinct advantages to being a mixed clinician-scientist and with a little bit of time management you can use the job mix to your advantage.

By Gemma |

Balancing clinical work with academia

Hi everyone, my name’s Jess and I’m writing today’s blog balancing clinical work with academia. This is an important issue for many SIOP young investigators, as many of us have clinical backgrounds and have then developed an academic interest which we try to balance alongside our work with patients. These challenges often vary based on the demands of your clinical role and on whether your research is lab-based or more clinical.

By Jessica Morgan |

Time Management as a PhD student

Time management in general is a topic of special interest to me. In my personal life, I have always found it a bit of a challenge. Often due to my unrealistic time plans that have sometimes got me into trouble with friends and family! But this has also helped me to spend time reflecting on [...]
By Anna |

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