I’m in my forth decade of life. Beyond the impact of COVID, things that were easy in my 20s and 30s are now getting difficult.
There are lots of ways to measure academic success: Publications Presentations Supervision Grants Patents
Download as PDF 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. […]
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 […]
Download as PDF 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 […]
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!
Download as PDF 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 […]
Download as PDF If you’re not sure how to use LinkedIn, perhaps think of it as a research conference.
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 […]
Download as PDF 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.