A brief history of your career since leaving the University of Birmingham

Since graduating, I have continued to work as an independent scholar and writer, but I now have much more confidence in what I do, and sometimes act in an advisory capacity.

Skills and knowledge from your postgraduate degree have you used in your career so far

Research methods, data handling, and availability of resources.

Main work activities in your current role

Research, lecturing, and writing.

A typical day in your job

There isn't a typical day job.

Main challenges in your role

I work from home, and often face issues associated with not being perceived as fit to work.

Why did this type of work appeal to you?

Because of my medical condition, self-employment is my best available option.

Advice for students looking to enter this area of work?

It is hard work and you will only succeed if you really want to.