I am considering studying for a PhD.
I will only do this if I can get grant funding, otherwise it’s not worth it.
My reasons are partly self-satisfying. I like the sound of being Dr von Behr. But, I also want peer validation for my historical research and analysis skills.
However, if I do undertake doctoral studies, then I am determined to ensure they produce something of benefit to the system. What precisely this will be is still unknown, but ideally it builds on the work I have started in STEM and built environment education and public engagement. This is likely to use historical examples, as I have done in my book ‘Building Passions‘.
Once I am clearer on things I will of course share my research proposal more widely, so watch this space.