Why did you do a PhD?
I think I just drifted into it because I wasn't quite sure what else to do and I'd done well at university and I'd done a Masters and also done well, so the only people around, my mentors, were people in academia and they said why don't you stay on. I thought that would be quite a good option and potentially an academic career would have been quite a good option.
So you had an open mind about the prospect of an academic career when you started the PhD?
Yeah, yeah, and that was the only definite career that I could imagine myself doing at that point so yeah.