Hello!

My name is James Hayton. I used to be a physicist, working in nanoscience until I moved on to bigger things. Since 2010 I've provided coaching and training to PHD students from all kinds of academic disciplines.

In 2015 I published the book, "PhD: An uncommon guide to research, writing & PhD life"

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Timeline

During my last postdoc position, I realised that there were so many incredibly intelligent students who were terrified of the writing process. Since I wrote my thesis fast, enjoyed the process and produced quality work, I figured that maybe there was something I could do to help.

I started this site in 2010, initially focused on the writing process, but broadened to include the entire PhD. I have since worked with well over 400 students on a one to one basis, and spoken to thousands more through live events.

In 2015, I published the book, "PhD; An uncommon guide to research, writing & PhD life".