I’ve won some small awards, but nothing important. Maybe I’ll change my mind if I get offered a really big prize for my work, but I actually don’t think that awards are that important – I get a much bigger kick out of the work I do and the impact it has, than whether someone wants to give me a certificate.
Now, if there were oodles of money involved, that would be different…
Apart from the enduring love and respect of my friends and colleauges (bleuugggh!)
Nope. I’m unappreciated in my own time. The work is just 2 years old so It’s not ready for the Nobel Prize yet. Thanks for your concern though Elmo. If you meet the Nobel committee you could give them a heads up about Dr Leitch. Cheers.
We just had a paper published in Nature, which is a really big deal (there’s a picture of the title on my profile!) but it’s not *my* project; I helped out with it, and my PhD project has kind of grown out from that work.
I keep coming 2nd in things, it’s starting to annoy me, actually!!
I have won opportunties through the work I have done. I have had the chance to shadow ministers which was interesting to get their perspective of what they thought was important for the environment. The most exciting thing I have done is win the opportunity to make a 5 minute documentary which was hard working but rewarding