How Are You Measuring Your Success?

How Are You Measuring Your Success?

There are lots of ways to measure academic success: Publications Presentations Supervision Grants Patents

Becoming a Successful Researcher in 4 Easy Steps…

Becoming a Successful Researcher in 4 Easy Steps…

This post is inspired by a video I watched on the University of Technology Sydney website. In that video, Professor Andrew Barron talks about how planning, and then referring back to the plan resulted in a huge uptick in his research outputs (publications) in the next 2 years. And that continued […]

Podcasts I Listen to (and Why)

Podcasts I Listen to (and Why)

On a coaching call last week, I had a client ask, “What should I study next? I’m thinking PhD or MBA.” Although I think both of those courses are useful, they serve specific and different purposes. MBAs develop generic business skills, and probably provide the student with fantastic networking […]

Instagram Accounts I Follow (and Why)

Instagram Accounts I Follow (and Why)

You get to choose what is in your social media feed. That choice is made in at least 3 ways. The accounts you are connected to, the posts you interact with, and the tags you follow. All of those things are deliberate choices you make – and get to make – every time you check your social media […]

Choosing a Social Media Channel

Choosing a Social Media Channel

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of social media channels. All doing different things for different people. Now, you might be on several as an individual. Hootsuite data says each person has about 7 social media accounts; but does not differentiate that into accounts on different channels […]

Keep on Playing…

Keep on Playing…

I’m part of a soccer team. And every year at exam time or report time or assignment time, people prioritise their study over soccer. Mainly training, but sometimes games too. When this message comes late (i.e., 5 pm, when training is at 7 pm) that’s annoying. But as a player, I think you’re […]

A Checklist for Researchers Using Twitter

A Checklist for Researchers Using Twitter

Six tips to improve your twitter game. Guaranteed or your money back 😊.

You Should Be Making Slow Gains

You Should Be Making Slow Gains

Research is a slow process. If you’ve paid any attention to the COVID situation you’d know that the immunisations took months to go from idea to market. This is unheard of in research. Usually that process takes decades!

Living Your Priorities

Living Your Priorities

Being a successful researcher – either as an established academic, ECR or PhD student – requires you to progress different aspects of your research, at different speeds, at different times. Although I believe in any one week a successful researcher should be devoting time to reading, writing, […]

Using LinkedIn (As an Academic)

Using LinkedIn (As an Academic)

If you’re not sure how to use LinkedIn, perhaps think of it as a research conference.

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