Making it as a PhD student: emotions, challenges and structuring your work




Matilda Petersson shares her thoughts on her time as a PhD student

In this episode, we talk to Matilda Petersson, who will give us a glimpse into her life as a PhD student.

About Matilda Petersson

Matilda Petersson’s research focuses on the role and impact of non-governmental organizations within global marine governance. She examines the conditions under which non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can contribute to effective governance of global marine resources in the high sea areas of the ocean.

In particular, she is interested in the role of NGOs and the ways in which these organizations exercise advocacy and contribute to outcomes of global marine governance.

Before joining the SRC, Petersson worked as an international consultant for the UNFAO (Fisheries and Aquaculture Department) and did a traineeship at the Cabinet for the EU Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs. She has a MSc in Sustainability from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University and a BSc in Political Science with a specialization in Environmental Politics from the University of Gothenburg.

About "Life in science"

In this video series we sit down with recently graduated PhD researchers and talk about their experiences and, the life that comes after.

The interviews provide both current and prospective PhD students with a glimpse into life as an early career researcher and the various challenges and opportunities that come with it.

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