014: aKIDemic Life, resources empowering parents to navigate life and academia with Kirsty Nash

Kirsty Nash (@nasherk) is the founder of ‘aKIDemic Life’ (@akidemiclife), a platform providing resources empowering parents to navigate life and academia. Kirsty is passionate about developing aKIDemica Life, sparked by the help she received during her first year of motherhood. It was only due to the great help she received from both health professionals and colleagues that she got back on track and was able to return to research part time. aKIDemic Life is her way of paying forward the help she received at a very difficult time.


Kirsty is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Marine Socioecology in the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies in Tasmania, Australia. She is interested in the resilience of marine ecosystems and the functional and spatial ecology of fishes. Her research sits at the nexus between resilience theory and empiricism: she is particularly interested in testing the practical application of theory with empirical data and modelling.



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