A part-time doctorate is a challenge on many levels.
In 2014 I posted my top tips for surviving a part time phd Looking back, I think they’ve stood the test of time and would still recommend the following;
Make your research personal; you need passion to stay the course. There’s never enough hours so make the topic inform your work. Chances of completing are increased by the connections between your research and daily practice. Don’t be overly ambitious. Your PhD is unlikely to change the world. Aim for making small but beautifully crafted changes instead.