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What am I reading?

  • Fiction
    • The Proposal, Jasmine Guillory – Still reading this. Still not really into it. Still a bit too romance-ey focused for me. It hasn’t got any better.
    • The Trial, Franz Kafka – I haven’t made much progress in this. Mainly because it’s a hard copy book and I left it in the car for a while. I will make an effort to go and get it and continue reading it.
  • Health and/or Science-related non-fiction
    • The Health Gap, Michael Marmot – slowly but surely progressing with this.
    • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn – makes you realise that nothing is new, there is always a crisis that stimulates innovation
  • Personal development
    • The Icarus Deception, by Seth Godin (audiobook) – I’m a bit of a Seth Godin disciple. He really speaks to me in a way that makes me want to stop thinking/talking and start doing. I find his work really encouraging and inspiring.
  • Something creative
    • Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process, by John McPhee – this guy takes non-fiction writing to the next level. Really getting me thinking about structure in a different way than I’m used to.

What quote am I thinking about?

“A research imagination takes time to develop: something that is part of the research apprenticeship.[…] the research imagination is about: having a broad view on a topic; being open to ideas regardless of how or where they originates; scrutinizing ideas, methods and arguments regardless of who proposed them; playing with different ideas in order to see if links can be made; following ideas to see where they might lead; and it is about being scholarly in your work” Hart, 1998, Doing a Literature Review. Releasing the Social Science Research Imagination: p29-30

What am I working on?

  • What I should be working on – PhD Papers!!
    • Literature review looking at the medication management literature in cancer
    • Inattentional Blindness and Other Lessons Learned from Exploring the Experiences of Pharmacists in Cancer Care
    • Blessed are the Generalists, for They Shall Make Sense of the Mess: Exploring the role of generalist pharmacists in cancer care
    • 99 Problems and the Medicines are One: Experiences of People Using Medicines to Manage Pre-Existing Chronic Conditions Through Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
  • What I feel like working on – (not so) secret project
    • Unspecialised Medicine platform