Work with Me



I offer one-to-one online coaching in the areas of writing and academic careers (including working with PhD and ECR).

You can find out more by clicking the link to my packages.

Want to know what my coaching can do:

"I approached Vik about a bespoke doctoral coaching session. It was honestly the most refreshing, liberating hour and I can't tell you how relieved I feel. I've come away having a clear sense of where my focus needs to be and ow best to approach the next few months with some really useful resources" Emily Lynn, PhD Researcher, Lancaster University. 

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 I am an experienced and well-regarded public speaker.

You can book me to talk about my research - see my publications page

I also run and facilitate a range of workshops on creative political methods and feminist politics.

If you would like to discuss rates and dates, please contact me at

I'm currently fully booked for 2019, but I would be delighted to discuss events in 2020.

What people are saying about my talks:

The 4th Institute of Gender Studies research seminar series could NOT have got off to a better START. @VikTurbine on #Feminism, #Class, & the state of UK HE was inspirational - such a treat to have her at @uochester. Thanks too to @LacoteaS for brilliant chairing”. Prof. Emma Rees, Director of the Institute of Gender Studies, University of Chester

Forthcoming talks and workshops:

Creative political collaging workshop design & facilitation: Economic & Social Research Council & University of Glasgow, Festival of Social Sciences workshop. 'Babe, Boss or Bitch? Media portrayals of powerful women', 6th November 2019, Glasgow Women's Library.

Invited speaker: BEARR Trust Annual Conference on Violence Against Women and Girls in Eastern Europe & Central Asia, 15th November 2019, London.

2019 talks & events:

Invited speaker: British Sociological Association 'Breaking the System: using imagination and hope to navigate early career academia', 18th June 2019.

Invited speaker: Institute of Gender Studies, University of Chester Seminar Series, 'Why a feminist political education is crucial for working class women and girls'. You can also read my paper on this topic here.




I run an online writing course - Well/Written. The aim of the course is to reconnect with your purpose and passion for writing through a blend of creative and academic techniques.

The course runs over 4 weeks and you are fully supported via webinars, handbooks, reading, exercises and a closed Facebook group.

The course will be re-opening in January 2020. If you would like to join the wait list, please get in touch at

What people are saying about the course:

“Coming to end of ace e-course by @VikTurbine & defo feeling a better more focused version of me”. Dr Joanne Norcup. 

You may also like my series of downloadable workbooks.

Current issues on ditching imposter syndrome and writing your professional biography well.

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