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 […]

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 […]

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.

On Having Non-Work Time

On Having Non-Work Time

I'm a believer in making sure you have non-work time. You really need a good range of activities to keep your mind and body fresh. Even if you love work, and what you do for money is never "work". Or even if you love your PhD and it is never "difficult". Diverse interests will make you more […]

Six Lessons I’ve Learned Helping Researchers with Social Media

Six Lessons I’ve Learned Helping Researchers with Social Media

Like it or not, social media is here to stay. And as academics and researchers, it means you’ll need to make use of it. Or make better use of it. Or make more use of it.

Fifteen Posts to Help Promote Your Next Journal Article

Fifteen Posts to Help Promote Your Next Journal Article

How many social media posts do you think you can make from one published article? I reckon you should be aiming for 10, so here are 15 ideas.

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