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Dr Nathan Ryder

Independent Consultant


Dr Nathan Ryder Nathan loves interesting challenges. This lead him to a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Liverpool, and then to working freelance as a skills trainer in higher education.  

Current work

Nathan's main interests are in helping postgraduate researchers prepare for their viva, practice creativity, collaboration, productivity and personal effectiveness. As well as his own workshops in these areas, Nathan has facilitated on a number of local GRADschools and Vitae programmes.

He produces the Viva Survivors Podcast where he interviews PhD graduates about their research, their viva and life after the PhD. He is also the author of two books on viva preparation.

In his spare time he creates role-playing games.

Dr Nathan Ryder