Welcome to my blog!
My name is Jackie Kirkham, and this is where I’m writing about what I’m up to. I wear several different hats, so the blog is a bit of a mish-mash, but it makes sense to me!
I’m currently exploring creative writing, with the dream of one day being a published author. In particular I am currently exploring writing for young children (pre-school and 5-8 age groups), and also writing non-fiction (short essays, mainly).
I also have my own freelance transcription and proofreading business (mainly transcription at present), and am happy to be contacted if you have any audio sound files that need transcribing. I mostly (but not exclusively) transcribe qualitative interviews and focus groups from academic researchers.
As well as all that, I am a qualified health visitor and nurse, and have two part-time NHS jobs – as a bank health visitor, and as a research nurse. I also used to be an academic, having gained my PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2011 and then subsequently worked as a postdoc at the University of Edinburgh.
I initially started this blog several years ago when I was first looking for an academic job, so the focus of many of the older posts are much more academic. I’m still interested in health research, and occasionally still write about health matters. As I’m refocusing and juggling several different jobs and interests, this blog will hopefully reflect all these interests.
I can be found on Twitter, my username is @JackieKirkham (unsurprisingly).
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Apart from the header picture which is the generic wordpress template picture, all photos are by me (unless stated otherwise), copyright all rights reserved.