How to get Your PhD.

I wrote a book. How to get Your PhD: A Handbook for the Journey is a guide to the intellectual and emotional rollercoaster of your PhD, with over 150 bitesize nuggets of advice. Written in collaboration with 12 leading minds, from industry and academia, it presents their unique perspectives on topics such as career planning, diversity and inclusion in science, and the nature of risk in research.
''What is it about Brown’s book of advice for current and aspiring PhD students that struck such a chord? He gets it. Brown gets how hard working toward a PhD is. He understands the self-doubt PhD students experience…'' --- The College Mathematics Journal
The book is now available, from Amazon, Blackwells, Waterstones, or direct from Oxford University Press, among many other outlets. You can also see a preview on Google books, and read selected teaser chapters below.

Part 1: How to get your PhD

Part 2: Top Tips from Leading Minds

  • I. Choosing a career in science
    • By Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, DBE, FRS (University of Manchester)
  • II. Becoming a reflective professional  
    • By Professor Victoria Burns (University of Birmingham)
  • III. Doing your PhD as part of a team
    • By Professor Steve Furber CBE, FRS, FREng (University of Manchester)
  • IV. Saying yes to opportunity—and no
    • By Dr Lucy Kissick (University of Oxford)
  • V. The rewards of risk in research
    • By Professor Hiranya Peiris (University College London)
  • VI. Top writing tips
    • By Professor Melanie Leng, MBE (University of Nottingham)
  • VII. Mistakes your supervisor will make
    • By Professor Jeremy Wyatt (Amazon Research)
  • VIII. A PhD in statistics and data science
    • By Professor David J. Hand, OBE, FBA, MMC (Imperial College)
  • IX. Building a strong support network
    • By Dr Carolyn Virca (Oregon State University, USA)
  • X. Inventing ourselves: Responsibility and diversity in research
    • By Dr Shakir Mohamed (DeepMind London)
  • XI. Public engagement in research
    • By Dr Jonny Brooks-Bartlett (University of Oxford)
  • XII. Your career is up to you
    • By Dr Jennifer Polk (