Episode published: 26/03/19
In episode #2 we speak to Professor Patricia Goncalvez about the direction her career has taken so far, the challenges in obtaining enough experience to apply for senior positions, and the realities of juggling a growing family alongside growing professional responsibilities. Hosted by: Dan Aspel (INI Communications Manager).
00:00 – Introductions
04:30 – Choosing between Portugal and the rest of the world
05:40 – Difficulties with research positions
06:40 – Becoming pregnant
07:30 – Finding limited opportunities in Portugal
08:30 – Making family life work long-distance
09:30 – Wanting to give up…
10:45 – … to organising conferences
12:30 – A growing family
14:00 – Two jobs come at once
14:45 – ERC grant award
17:15 – Juggling academia, family life and parenthood (“my son hates my computer”)
18:50 – Advice to other women mathematicians: “don’t give up”
Can you juggle a growing family alongside increasing professional responsibilities? We ask Professor Patricia Goncalvez
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