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Lucy - did you anticipate an academic career?
Name: Lucy
PhD discipline: Philosophy
Area(s) of work: I.T.; academia
Year of graduation: 2001
Date of Interview: 24/06/2008

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Lucy explains why she anticipated an academic career when she finished her PhD.

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When you embarked on the PhD did you envisage an academic career? 

I probably did but I'm not sure I envisaged it in a sort of 'this is my ultimate goal' sort of way. It was probably just 'well if I do a PhD that is probably the natural way to go.'  And so, you know, in a very kind of passive sense I did it wasn't the outcome of an examination of exactly what I wanted and a conclusion that that was the best option.

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