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Mar 31 2022, 22:02
It's been a great ride at the University of East Anglia. I've come there as a postdoc and left with a permanent job. In today's climate, that's nothing to scoff at. But this is the end of this part of the journey. I'm leaving UEA and soon I will be leaving Norwich.
Come the morning, I will officially be a University Academic Fellow at the University of Leeds. In Leeds, as you might have guessed at this point. My two postdocs are coming with, which is great, and there might be a Ph.D. studentship call sometime later this spring, watch out for announcements. But we'll see about that. The first step is to sette in and get back to work.
I want to take a moment to thank David Asperó for hosting me as a Newton International Fellow and for being a great drinking buddy over these past four years. To Shaun Stevens, Mark Blythe, and all the others who helped writing the Future Leaders Fellow application. And for everyone else at UEA and around Norwich for their support, fresh produce, Italian food, Norfolk gin and beer, and so on.
The last four years were certainly very eventful, not just for me. But now we finish this chapter and we start a new one. Let's see how that one goes...