POWS Conference 2014

BPS POWS Conference

After a whirlwind of trains, tubes, taxis and a LOT of sleeping in this weekend, I’m pleased (ish?) to say I’m back from the BPS POWS conference 2014. Three days of fantastic papers, keynotes, workshops and merriment at the beautiful Cumberland Lodge in Windsor? Oh go on then… Continue reading “POWS Conference 2014”

I Have A New Name!

Las Vegas Wedding

Las Vegas Wedding

Just a quick little update to say a) I’m really busy (what else is new?!) and b) I just got married! I’ve taken my new husband Dan’s surname of Drakett. The name/domain for this blog will be changing to reflect this, just as soon as I’ve got a bit of time to myself to do the tweaky admin gubbins and tying up of loose ends without the jetlag and weird sleeping patterns. Bear with me – sooooo much admin! I’ve changed my Twitter handle already though, and you can find me @JessicaDrakett Continue reading “I Have A New Name!”

North West Gender Conference 2014

North West Gender Conference 2014

North West Gender Conference 2014

Boom. Another PhD milestone on the road to… erm… I’ll be totally honest with you, I don’t exactly know yet. But I’m having fun, so it doesn’t matter? On Tuesday I was up at 4am and out the door before 6am to attend the North West Gender Conference at Lancaster University. Large, strong coffee was consumed. A lot. Continue reading “North West Gender Conference 2014”

Gatekeepers In Research & Recruiting

Over the last two weeks I’ve had a really good response to my recruitment call for women in IT or women who have left careers in IT. I’m almost at a point where I can start arranging times with some of the women who have been in touch, which is really exciting. I get the feeling it’s possibly going to be a bit hectic, but… nothing’s ever straightforward. Not for me anyway. In addition to feeling excited (and nervous, and giddy, etc. etc.) I’m also feeling very grateful right now. Like, super grateful. Continue reading “Gatekeepers In Research & Recruiting”

Now Recruiting For Study – Women and IT

I am so happy to be writing this post. SO HAPPY. This morning I picked up my signed off ethics forms, and that means I can start recruiting for my focus group studies on women in IT. Are you excited? I am! Continue reading “Now Recruiting For Study – Women and IT”