Online Masterclass

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

Watch the Masterclass here (6,99 Euros)!

Ever wondered, am I doing this PhD right?

PhD Masterclass

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


In this 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

The Masterclass is pre-recorded and accessible in your own online environment from the online PhD-Academy! You can get immediate access and watch the welcome video for free by subscribing below.



Watch the welcome video of the 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 Küchler - Universität 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

This Masterclass is a replay of an online Masterclass given on Teams. It is a video of over 40 minutes in which I share nine situations that I encountered during my time as a PhD researcher. You can get access to the video, and the online facebook community for only 6,99 euros.