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Doctoral Transitions: Careers beyond academia for humanities and social science students May 21, 2012

Posted by qmresearchers in Career Ideas, Career Talks, Labour Market Information.

The second in a series of talks called Doctoral Transitions: Careers beyond academia for humanities and social science researchers is to be held in three weeks time. Here are the details:

Date: Tuesday 12th June,  17.30-19.30 

Location: David Sizer Lecture Theatre, Francis Bancroft Building 


  • Dr. Tom Sebrell, Managing Director ‘The American Civil War Experience.’  Tom took a PhD in history in 2010 and is an honorary postdoc in QMUL history department. He started his own business ‘The American Civil War Experience’ and employs QM students to run tours. 
  • Dr. Charles Loft, Local Government Adviser.  Charles did his PhD in politics and did a postdoc and temporary teaching at QMUL. He left in 2010 to pursue a career as an adviser to local government. 
  • Dr. Charlotte Tonner, Cataloguer for the National Archives. Charlotte gained her PhD in English in 2010 and following a 6 month postdoc, got a job as a cataloguer at the National Archives 
  • Dr. Jeremy Anderson, Consultant for the International Transport Workers Federation. Jeremy did his PhD in geography in 2011 and began working at the International Transport Worker’s Federation 
  • Dr. Alex Tompkins, Project Adviser QMUL Graduate Attributes. Alex gained her PhD in History in 2011 and began working as a project adviser for QM Graduate Attributes. 
The speakers will be on a panel and each will give a fifteen minute talk about the transition from full-time academic research to their current role.
Register here http://www.esdcourses.org.uk/userlistcourse.php using code RC303. 



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