Monthly Archives: May 2012

Why I supported the alcohol minimum pricing bill Scotland

Scotland has recently passed a bill through parliament which will set a minimum tariff for alcohol based on a fixed price per unit. This has been quite a bold and controversial move in a country famous for producing Whisky, and … Continue reading

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Preparing for a research fellowship interview part 2

This follows on directly from Preparing for a research fellowship interview part 1 Introducing your project There are a number of different ways to do this and you may need to take a lead from the chair or interviewer who … Continue reading

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Preparing for a research fellowship interview part 1

This is a two part piece on preparing for and going through a research fellowship interview. As always these are my own opinions based on experiences as a researcher, PI, supervisor, mentor and grant funding interview panellist! You have submitted … Continue reading

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Writing a medical research fellowship grant

Writing a medical research fellowship grant This piece was written by me with input from Mark Duxbury @dux_edinsurg for part of the Academic module for the second year syllabus of the ESSQ MSc in Surgical Sciences run by the University of Edinburgh … Continue reading

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Alternative higher degrees for surgery trainees

In writing this blog I need to declare a conflict on interest which is that I am heavily involved with the Edinburgh Surgical Sciences Qualification MSc in Surgical Sciences run jointly by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and … Continue reading

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What kind of higher degree should you do in surgical training MD or PhD

As always the views expressed in this blog are my own  and are based on my personal experience as a researcher, supervisor, mentor etc… The issue of whether to do an MD or a PhD is something that vexes many … Continue reading

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Current surgery research fellow portfolio in Edinburgh

As an addition to previous blogs on how to choose a research project and timing of research I thought it might be useful to give some data from our department here in Edinburgh. We currently have 21 research fellows (6 … Continue reading

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