So far [at conferences] I have asked intelligent questions, which probably helps to show I am a scientist first and a transsexual second," says Alison*.
Limit yourself to saving a maximum of 10 key publications that you feel a particular affection for; take them home and watch them gather dust before you throw them away, unread.
I no longer define myself as a "failing scientist", but as someone who does science as well as a myriad of other things--including a vicious rugby tackle!
Obstacles that may get in the way of meeting a deadline are many, but one you should beware of is being so keen that you overburden yourself.
"Brought back down to earth sharply when I realise that it will take the insight of Einstein, the prose of Proust, and the spin of Alastair Campbell to turn this mess of half-baked ideas into any kind of story."
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