Free Masterclass Wednesday 30th of June

“What I wish I had known as a PhD researcher”

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Ever wondered, am I doing this PhD right?

Free Masterclass

What I wish I had known as a junior (PhD) scientist


In this FREE online Masterclass, I share 9 situations with you in which “I wish I had…” Because I have been there too. I share my lessons learned during my years as a PhD researcher.

This is for you when:

  • You are a PhD student
  • You feel you could use a little extra support
  • You find yourself wondering about what is normal and what’s not
  • You would like to feel more relaxed about your work

I’ll be hosting the free Masterclass on the 30th of June 16.30h – 17.30h. I would love to see you there too! You can subscribe by filling out the form below.


Register for this Masterclass here!

I am holding a PhD myself, so I know academia

I am a scientist, holding a PhD in medical engineering from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.


After obtaining my PhD degree, I started my own business “Doctor Tonke”. I provide academic support for PhD researchers and organisations. Moreover, I work as a Postdoc for a Dutch hospital.

I know exactly what struggles you are dealing with, because I have been there myself. That’s why I can help you!

What others say

Doctor Tonke shared so many good tips and tricks and I have enjoyed implementing them! Finally, she's approachable, kind, friendly and always so happy!

Harriet Earle-BrownUniversity of Exeter, UK

Tonke is a great group mentor. She blends into the group, letting (conversational) hierarchies disappear by never loosing them out of sight.

Constanze K├╝chler - Universit├Ąt Augsburg, GermanyMedia, Knowledge, and Communication

Doctor Tonke has given us important tools how to cooperate with things that really matter, such as time management, motivation, focus, balance work-life etc. I trust her and therefore I highly recommend her!

Melina Laina - GreeceApplied linguistics

After this masterclass…


You will feel more in control about your PhD



You will leave with many practical tips you can start implementing right away



Your confidence about your ability as a PhD researcher will be increased