• Question: How devoted are you to your job and area of science?

    Asked by Perfect Particles to Angeline, Catherine, Luke, Philip, Shona on 9 Mar 2015.
    • Photo: Angeline Burrell

      Angeline Burrell answered on 9 Mar 2015:

      Very devoted. I feel lucky that it’s possible for me to work in space physics and hope to continue working in this field for the rest of my life 🙂

    • Photo: Shona Whittam

      Shona Whittam answered on 12 Mar 2015:

      I think i’m very devoted because I am committed and passionate about my job but I like to have a balance of work and personal life. So outside of work I like to do things not related to work. On my commute I watch TV shows on my tablet rather than reading journals.

    • Photo: Catherine Vlahakis

      Catherine Vlahakis answered on 12 Mar 2015:

      You have to be very committed to do my job, since it doesn’t end when you get home and you often have to work night shifts or do things related to work at the weekends and in the evenings. But you do that _because_ you’re committed, and because there is always more to discover about the Universe. I do this job because I want to find out more about how things in the Universe work, and I feel lucky to be able to that 🙂

    • Photo: Philip Moriarty

      Philip Moriarty answered on 13 Mar 2015:

      I agree with Angeline, Shona, and Catherine. I’m very committed and devoted but it’s important to try to find time for friends and family outside of work. This explains in a bit more detail: http://events.experiencenottinghamshire.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Philip-Moriarty-Work-and-other-labours-of-love-_-Features-_-Times-Higher-Education.pdf