Five PhD graduates reveal their career paths, from paving new routes in writing, to founding companies and managing science programmes.
Where next after a PhD?
Ahead of the University's annual PhD Horizons Careers Conference on 17 June 2019, we hear from five PhD alumni who have taken creative, entrepreneurial and scientific paths.
Dedicated to showcasing the breadth of career opportunities open to PhD students and graduates of the University of Edinburgh, the PhD Horizons Careers Conference will include over 20 speakers from a wide range of occupations, as well as opportunites for gaining advice and inspiration .
After finding herself in a "literature paradise" while pursuing her PhD in Edinburgh, Jokha Alharthi pursued writing alongside an academic career, winning this year's Man Booker International Prize.
Every time I go back [to Edinburgh], I realise that this is the city that has enriched my experience as a writer and I am grateful to it.
Dr Nakul Haridas's masters and PhD research on developing smart antennas led to the creation of a high tech spinout company.
It was my dream back in 2004 to invent a device that would enable seamless and ubiquitous connectivity for all, and today I see that dream taking shape and becoming the reality of tomorrow.
After gaining her PhD in Evolutionary Biology, Dr Helen Senn spent a year cycling from Scotland to China before joining a newly formed lab at Edinburgh Zoo, where she now manages a team of ten researchers and field biologists.
Using science and sound decision making to improve the status of threatened species is what I really enjoy about my job.