Let the PhD begin……

Today is the first official of day of my PhD. The topic it is: An investigate into the experience of sexuality and intimacy of people with Cerebral Palsy who rely AAC to communicate. It has been a long time coming since the first time I met Dr. John Hickman at the launch of his autobiography called "One Step at a Time" and the notion of someday me doing a PhD, which I discussed in a keynote I delivered at the Pathway11 Conference in Adelaide last year.

Dr. Vicki Crowley, my primary supervisor, and I have been working together over the past year to get to this point. I have been working on building a good support network and I am honored to have high quality people in my support team.

I know that there is going to be high mountain tops as well as deep dark valleys in this epic journey through many fields of knowledge, experience and the unknown...... Watch out fieldmice?


Let the PhD begin…… — 2 Comments

  1. Congratulations Darryl on reaching this milestone.

    Carmen also has asked me to pass on her congratulations. She is is the midst of finalising her final project for her Masters at present and has been buried in her computer for the last few months. She has already started making plans for a possible PhD a year or two down the track, though is thinking of undertaking a Grad Dip as a step along the way.

    Some time in the next six months I should be embarking on the final project of my Masters, with the potential still to lead to a future PhD.

    You are not alone in your endeavours.What motivates us all still has me wondering at times. Possibly some form of mass delusion???? What are your thoughts on this? I am still finding your comments at Blackstump helpful as I consider my future study plans; though have not yet come up with a definitive answer to the question you posed: ‘Why?’.

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