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Academics’ perceptions of what it means to be both a parent and an academic: perspectives from an English university

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Academics’ perceptions of what it means to be both a parent and an academic : perspectives from an English university. / Rosewell, Kayleigh.

In: Higher Education, Vol. 83, No. 4, 30.04.2022, p. 711-727.

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Rosewell K. Academics’ perceptions of what it means to be both a parent and an academic: perspectives from an English university. Higher Education. 2022 Apr 30;83(4):711-727. Epub 2021 Mar 23. doi: 10.1007/s10734-021-00697-5

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