Reflections of a year studying the MSc in Global Health Science & Epidemiology

“What a time to be studying epidemiology!” I hear regularly. The NDPH’s MSc in Global Health Science & Epidemiology, like almost every other facet of life, has changed significantly during the past few months. But the people – fellow MSc students, course directors, supervisors, and other members of the department – have made this time … Continue reading Reflections of a year studying the MSc in Global Health Science & Epidemiology

Wisdom of the Crowd: DPhil advice from current students

Starting out on your DPhil/PhD and looking for some inspiration and wise words? Or part way through and needing some? NDPH Student Blog has got your back! In our first ever crowd-sourced blogpost we asked Twitter to tweet us answers to the question:   “What do you wish you’d known when you started your DPhil/PhD?”  This is what we … Continue reading Wisdom of the Crowd: DPhil advice from current students

Death comes to life at ‘Beyond the Body’

As a young researcher disillusioned by the academic rat race, I’m a vocal proponent of shattering echo chambers and paving untraditional publications pathways whilst concurrently grappling with the ‘but how?’ question. After visiting the creative communications triumph ‘Beyond the Body: a portrait of autopsy’, I had to know more about the people and process that … Continue reading Death comes to life at ‘Beyond the Body’

Learning R and Dogs – An Experience from a Hackathon

Yes, you read it correctly. In what wonderful universe are dogs associated with learning the programming language R? I am sure we have all experienced some degree of despair when learning or working with R and would have loved to cuddle a dog for that feeling of unconditional support and affection. Unfortunately, our everyday working … Continue reading Learning R and Dogs – An Experience from a Hackathon