For a number of reasons, I have decided not to continue with my PhD. I would like to thank absolutely everyone that I have met, worked with and befriended during the last 9 months that I’ve spent in Newcastle – you are all awesome, many of you are crackers, a few of you have changed my life. I have had a wonderful time, learned a lot, and had experiences that I will never forget. As for the project itself, it is unique and relevant and something I am really proud of and remain passionate about: I sincerely hope that someone can pick it up and continue to work on it where I left off. I don’t regret a moment of this year.
The plan now is to move back to Scotland at the end of September. I will continue to blog about all things animal/sex related, if you can all bear to read the work of someone who no longer carries the hope of one day owning the title Dr Loris. Back to Loris Master o’ Science we must revert.
I still plan on making a career for myself in science communication/education, but I now realise that committing up to six years of my life to this PhD may not be the best way to go about it for me personally.
Newcastle: Thanks for everything, I will miss you.
Glasgow: I’m coming back. If anyone wants to employ this face, I’m totally available.