If you’re planning to make a move to Wellington, it might be helpful to know a bit about the weather. First off, don’t waste space in your suitcase with an umbrella or ‘wind proof’ layers because they won’t stand a … Read More
About VictoriaWelcome! My name is Victoria Chinn and I’m originally from a beautiful place called Portland, Oregon in the United States. Portland is surprisingly similar to my new home in Wellington – a lush, green climate near the ocean with endless outdoor adventures, nice people, and an abundance of craft beer and good coffee. I travelled halfway across the world to study my PhD in Health Sciences at Massey University. My research focuses on helping women gain empowerment over their health by developing a balanced health practice via a programme I created. I’m a pretty quirky and sociable person keeping myself just as busy in my personal life as I am in research. You’ll likely find me hanging with good friends surfing, running, sipping on coffee at a local café or drinking a Friday night beer. Let’s see if I can practice what I preach on my PhD journey :) Enjoy!
What’s Special about Data Collection? Data collection can easily be one of the best parts of doing a PhD. This stage is where a year’s work all comes to life. My data collection has consisted of implementing a health programme … Read More
A picture of the Oregon Coast Homesickness is likely to creep up on you at some point during your study. It may not be immediate. Exploring a new place is exciting and can keep you distracted for an extensive period … Read More
Taking the Plunge Sooooo, I’ve reluctantly agreed to give my Three Minute Thesis (3MT). I say reluctantly, not because I think it’s a bad idea, but because of my relationship with public speaking. I’m very comfortable when communicating in small … Read More
Studying your PhD certainly comes in waves where you either have long days at the office and others where work demands call more from your laptop. The latter is what I like to call schedule ‘lulls’ which typically occur around … Read More