• Question: Do your parents/people around you support your research?

    Asked by laura140804 to Craig, Marta, Natalie, Nicholas on 15 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Marta Varela

      Marta Varela answered on 15 Mar 2017:

      Hi Laura.

      Yrs. They provide lots of emotional support, which I find really important when things don’t go well (science is a trial and error endeavour, so that actually happens relatively often).

      My colleagues at work also support me with tips and advice which is really invaluable.

    • Photo: Craig O'Hare

      Craig O'Hare answered on 15 Mar 2017:

      I’m lucky to have the support of my parents and colleagues during my education and research. My friends provide me with invaluable emotional support. My colleagues are also very helpful for bouncing ideas off when stuff in the lab just isn’t working.

      My boyfriend is also a scientist which helps a lot. He can understand why some days in the lab are just really hard!

    • Photo: Natalie Doig

      Natalie Doig answered on 16 Mar 2017:

      Yes, my family and friends are very supportive 🙂 But i didn’t make them read my thesis!