What is it about?

In this chapter, I discuss the differences and difficulties I found during the tumultuous, nerve-racking process of completing a PhD as an older, working class man. The subject of my research very personal and extremely sensitive: male involuntary childlessness.

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Why is it important?

This chapter highlights the personal and emotional ups and downs of completing a PhD.


I hope this chapter reveals the emotional impact that completing a PhD has. I have written from my experiences as a working class older man. I highlight the personal and political and the impact it had on me. I hope this piece is helpful, supportive and illuminating.

Dr Robin A Hadley
Manchester Metropolitan University

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This page is a summary of: Riding the auto/biographical PhD rollercoaster, November 2021, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.4324/9780429330384-15.
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