When did you complete your PhD and how many years did it take you?
I completed it in erm, well I graduated in January 2003 so I was viva'd just before the Christmas and so it took me just over three years.
And how old were you when you started?
I was 25.
Did you do the bulk of it full-time?
And how did you fund your study?
I was awarded a major Scottish studentship by the Scottish government.
Did you work at all before the PhD?
Yes I worked for a year in between my first degree and starting my PhD.
And what did you do?
I worked in a variety of roles, some retail, a little bit of teaching, so mixed really to tide me over through the year.