Thesis dedication and acknowledgements


The dedication and acknowledgements are an important part of the process. These ones tell some of the story of the thesis process.


Once the processes are finalised I’ll post a link to the thesis PDF for people who want to read it (you crazy people you). Meanwhile here is the title, dedication and acknowledgements. They took time, diplomacy, giggles and some tears to write.

Doing relationships differently: rural baby boomers negotiate friends-with-benefits relationships


I dedicate this thesis to my father, Dr Jack Martin Kirkman, MB, BS (1918-1994). He was an adventurer and autodidact who learnt to drive in a T-Model Ford and to fly in a Tiger Moth, later flying Spitfires as a fighter pilot. He enrolled in medicine as a mature age student and was valued and respected as a general practitioner. With his adventurous spirit, interest in technology, support for social justice, and pursuit of lifelong learning Jack has been an inspiration and role model.


Relationships are complicated and I have some complicated relationships with the people acknowledged…

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About fwbresearch

This site is to inform people about an Australian study exploring the experiences of rural baby boomers in friends with benefits relationships. The research team consists of Linda Kirkman, a PhD candidate in Health Science at La Trobe University's Rural Health School, and supervisors Dr Virginia Dickson-Swift and Dr Christopher Fox. Posts include presentations about the research, publications, and reflections on sexual health promotion.

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