Dr Gina has come from my journey. Now I’ve had more than 20 years of teaching and supervising Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral students. All that practice, learning and understanding is distilled into the support you’re about to experience.
My journey to PhD was long, hard and very frustrating. It was really only when a good friend and colleague ripped my first draft up in front of me (true story) that I started to learn what I needed to know to get the thing finished.
Normally, I’m really good with people, especially people with a common interest, but I’m happy to meet anyone: every day is a school day and I love to learn.
Some fun facts about me:
- I love building relationships, riding, walking my dog and drinking good wine.
- I get cold reeaally quickly, so you’ll often see me wearing lots of coats – or at least a fleece (even mid-summer). I love open fires (bit of a no brainer, given the cold thing, really!) and my insulated boots are my best winter friend.
- Being with horses and dogs lights me up and makes me more human.
- I’ve got two little people in my life, and a big husband-person, so it’s all pretty crazy at times and I’m good at time – and priority – management!
I’ve got a strong business background – I’ve worked in a variety of industries, from banking to education and tractor manufacturing, have degrees in Economics and Human Resource Management and a PhD in Management Studies.
Doing a doctorate is tough. It takes perseverance, intelligence and hard work. But I don’t believe it has to be confidence-draining or sanity-threatening.
Jump in – let’s make the trip easier for you!