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Name: Lucy
PhD discipline: Philosophy
Area(s) of work: I.T.; academia
Year of graduation: 2001
Date of Interview: 24/06/2008

Lucy - did you anticipate an academic career?
Lucy explains why she anticipated an academic career when she finished her PhD.

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.