About Vik


Thank you for having a look at my site. I guess you want to know a little more about me?

I'm a former academic.

I spent 10 years working as a Politics Lecturer. In that job I became a published author, a qualitative researcher, a feminist teacher, a PhD Supervisor and examiner and a grant writer.

My research took me to Russia to interview women about their rights - and gave me some of the most amazing and mind-blowing times of my life. 

Before all of that, I was a small town girl who became the first in her family to go to university where I graduated with a First. However, before decided to do a PhD I spent a time  working in call centres, press cutting in the night, volunteering, and doing market research. 

And now?

Why did I leave this successful career behind? 

In 2017-18 I burnt out. A combination of work-based stress, motherhood and managing the debilitating effects of stage-4 endometriosis led me to reassess the kind of work and life I wanted. 

That is why I set up The Learning Curve Collective - I want to use my experience and expertise to support academic women to flourish. 

I do this via the free resources here on the website as well as via my 1-1 coaching, e-products, and workshops.  

When I'm not working, I'm now living a much simpler and slower life in Glasgow with my family - I'm a mother of 2 small children.

I'm also now working on my own dream creative project - working through the second draft of my first novel - a feminist political thriller!


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