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Ella Plumanns Pouton
It's important to me that my project is going to influence the real world. I love that every day is different in a PhD, and within those days there is a lot of variety.
When I saw an advertised PhD with FLARE, I saw it as an opportunity to keep doing fire research within a dedicated but multidisciplinary bushfire group which was really appealing.
I realised that I really loved learning and answering questions posed to me by collecting evidence and analysing it. So I decided to undertake my own research and get the experience which comes with completing a PhD.
Building connections with your peers is great for networking, broadening your learning and helping you feel connected to your research team.
I took the scenic route to research via finance and economics roles in other sectors before rekindling my love of science as a mature-age undergraduate and now postgraduate student.