About Us

Hey there! I’m John Hockey, the founder of The PhD Community. I wanted to create something where PhD students from every University from around the world can come together and get the help they need.

We’ve got a wide range of resources.

I’ve been involved with the PhD process for 20 years, from hopeful applicant, to PhD student, to recent graduate, to having my own PhD students, to designing PhD programs around the world.

After finishing my PhD, I worked around the world at internationally acclaimed Universities. I have had PhD students from all different countries, and backgrounds, and successfully advised them to completion – so, I know what you’re going through. Along with you all supporting each other, I want to share my experiences and advice on how to get through the process.

You can contact us here:


See some of our really helpful resources here.