Welcome To Papa PhD
with David Mendes, PhD
Career & Life Balance Exploration
for Academics and Graduate Researchers
Maryse Thomas is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Massachussets Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Originally from Montreal, she received her PhD at McGill University in the field of auditory neuroscience. Maryse is interested in digital media and science communication and has been the Director of the website UsefulScience.org since 2018.
Nathalie Ross, former research scientist, is a bilingual (French & English) Medical and Regulatory writer with over 15 years of experience. Her curriculum also includes Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs at Mapi, where she managed a large number of drug and medical device applications for Health Canada and the FDA in a wide spectrum of therapeutic areas (cardiovascular, dentistry, gastrointestinal, oncology, orthopaedic, paediatrics, and plastic surgery).
Docteure en littérature française et bachelière en anthropologie, Anne-Hélène est une passionnée des mots, mais aussi d’enseignement dans le domaine des lettres. Sa vie professionnelle est bien remplie, alliant les rôles de chef de contenu dans une agence, d’enseignante de littérature au niveau callégial et de tutrice en littérature et en rédaction au niveau universitaire.
Jonathan loves epigenetics and loves teaching. And he loves trying his hand at new things and learning new skills. Having had a fairly straightforward academic journey towards professorship, he is candid about having had moments of disilusionment when he went and tested other waters. Today, his research and his teaching are only made more interesting for it.
Martin a une attraction de longue date pour le journalisme. Durant son doctorat en biologie cellulaire, il a décroché la bourse Fernand Séguin qui l’a propulsé dans la profession de journaliste et lui a permis de goûter aux différents types de médias et de plateformes. Aujourd’hui, il met ses compétences à profit au sein d’une grande institution universitaire.
Susanna’s passion for science and science communication is only surpassed by her will to help other academics find solutions for their mental health issues. Having just defended her PhD thesis, she has also built a community where, with a groups of liekminded scientists, she fosters sharing and discussion around this sensitive theme.
In her “past life”, Inês was President of the Ethics in Health Committee in the Portuguese Health Parliament and worked in the FMCG and Pharma industries. She has a Master in Medicine and is a Practitioner in NLP and has a strong sense of mission when it comes to helping others identify and fulfill their life and professional goals.
Carine aime être dans l’action et dans la rencontre. Le plaisir qu’elle prend à comprendre et à expliquer la science l’ont menée, pendant et après son doctorat, à participer à différents projets en lien avec la vulgarisation scientifique, en radio et à la télé. Aujourd’hui, Carine en a fait sa profession et sa mission.
“In my continued search for new science podcasts, I happened upon Papa PhD, hosted and produced by its creator David Mendes. This podcast has wonderful interviews with those who’ve completed their PhD’s where they talk about what brought them to the path they are currently on in their career. When it comes to thinking about networking and thinking outside the box as far as next steps after your PhD program, this is the podcast to subscribe to.” – Read article here.
Suzanne C. Miller – Managing Editor, Integrative & Comparative Biology