Eleven Tips When Using Video Conferencing

Eleven Tips When Using Video Conferencing

Download as PDF No, I don’t want to see your dog! Video conferencing is all the rage at the moment. There’s nothing like a global pandemic to encourage use of technology that has been around for ages and should have been used more. From offices, to schools to universities everyone is jumping […]

Five Things to Help You Manage a Distributed Team

Five Things to Help You Manage a Distributed Team

Download as PDF If you’re like me, then COVID-19 has begun to impact your work, family, and social life in so many ways. From budget cuts due to low student numbers; to long lines at the supermarket for groceries; to hording toilet paper just in case; to longer school holidays; and of course […]

Seven Tips for Working from Home

Seven Tips for Working from Home

Download as PDF So, you’re working from home. Good on you for taking the leap! It will be a fantastic thing. Trust me, I’ve been doing it since 2008. But there are some things people should know that will make work, and home life easier.

Thirty-Two Things to Do When You’ve Got Two Weeks Hiatus

Thirty-Two Things to Do When You’ve Got Two Weeks Hiatus

Download as PDF If you have not already, you will probablyget two weeks hiatus in the coming days. For most, this will be in response to COVID-19.Across the world, organisations, countries, cities, and states are encouragingor enforcing two weeks of isolation as a way to reduce the impact of […]

Another 13 Things to Help You Transition out of Academia

Another 13 Things to Help You Transition out of Academia

Another 13 things that help someone make the transition from academia to outside work. They aren’t in any order. Just listed and described as they popped into my head.

Are You Really Networking?

Are You Really Networking?

How well do you know your graduating cohort? The other week I was asked to deliver a talk about using social media to help translate research into practice. The invite came from a Monash University alumna, who also happens to be a family member. In the audience were other Monash University […]

Thirty-Eight Things to Help You Transition out of Academia

Thirty-Eight Things to Help You Transition out of Academia

Should My PhD Supervisor Be a Mentor, Colleague or Boss?

Should My PhD Supervisor Be a Mentor, Colleague or Boss?

Starting a PhD is a big decision. And there are lots of choices to make. What university? What topic? What group? Not to mention your supervisor. Then of course there are the practicalities of life such as work, where you live, and who you live with.

If I Were a Vice-Chancellor

If I Were a Vice-Chancellor

Universities and research are going through a tough time at the moment. Researchers/scientists are seen as less and less relevant – think climate change, vaccines, genetically modified crops, medicinal marijuana. Employment as an academic researcher has lost its shine. Degreesare being devalued. […]

Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

As researchers you have likely learnt,relearnt, unlearnt, and subsequently performed many tasks, experiments, andactivities. Yet, have you ever stopped to ask why? Or to question if you arethe most appropriate person to undertake that particular task?

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