My PhD Dissertation was submitted in mid-December 2013, a week after Lila, our daughter, was born. This unfortunate timing was due to bureaucratic pressure from the ESRC, which meant that I had to submit the dissertation earlier than I would have liked.
Given these circumstances, I was surprised to find it less error-riddled than I had expected when I read it in preparation for my viva.
That said, it is a deeply flawed piece of work. There are parts that are weak – Chapter 3, most notably. Other parts are unclear and some parts I now disagree with. I am trying to correct these errors in the papers and book that I am now working on.
Nevertheless, for what it is worth, the dissertation is available here.