Ask Uncle Colin: Why don’t you use ‘Dr’ on your books? | Colin

Ask Uncle Colin is a chance to ask your burning, possibly embarrassing, maths questions — and to show off your skills at coming up with clever acronyms. Send your questions to and Uncle Colin will do what he can.

Dear Uncle Colin,

Is there a reason you don’t use “Dr” in your author name?

– Presumably Has Doctorate

Hi, PHD! Thanks for your question.

Yes, there are several reasons.

The one I usually give is that my bank calls me Dr Beveridge and it makes me uneasy.

It’s also slightly dubious professionally to use it outside of an academic…

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