CET author Q+A
“It is not always easy working from home”
Howard Collins on working in academia, and the importance of maintaining a work/life balance during the pandemic
What is your career goal?Ideally, I would like to stay within academia, and I am ultimately aiming for a lectureship within optometry.
What advice would you give your younger self?
I’d say, ‘stop procrastinating; do the thing now.’ To be fair, I could pretty much give myself that advice on a daily basis.
If you could switch career path, what would you choose to do?
I’ve always wanted to write a novel – so maybe a bestselling author.
How do you manage a work/life balance?It is not always easy working from home. I think maintaining a routine as much as possible and knowing when you need to stop are pretty key.
What do you do to unwind?
I play golf, although the amount of unwinding I do is sometimes hampered by my performance on the golf course.
Ideally, I would like to stay within academia, and I am ultimately aiming for a lectureship within optometry