How Running Builds My Resilience at Work

How Running Builds My Resilience at Work

From a mental health perspective, the last 5 years have been some of the worst of my life. I’ve tried lots of things to make improvements, including diet, exercise, counselling, therapy, and medication.

Planning Your (Ideal) PhD

Planning Your (Ideal) PhD

Download as PDF Increasingly, PhDs are planned, and project managed. Certainly in Australia anyway. So, what is the ideal PhD plan? I’m not entirely sure, but here is my stab at it.

Keep on Playing…

Keep on Playing…

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 […]

Twelve Questions to Consider When Changing PhD Topic

Twelve Questions to Consider When Changing PhD Topic

Download as PDF Should I change my PhD topic? I'm sure many of you have asked yourself that question.

Eleven Things I’ve Learned About Running Writing Groups

Eleven Things I’ve Learned About Running Writing Groups

Download as PDF Over the last 6 months I’ve been running 3 writing groups focused on social media, thesis, and journal article writing. Here’s what I’ve learned:

Simplifying Research Project Management

Simplifying Research Project Management

Download as PDF Project management is too complex, and therefore project management in research is regularly avoided. BUT - researchers can fix that with some simple approaches.

It is Okay to Feel Nervous (Anxious Even)

It is Okay to Feel Nervous (Anxious Even)

In Victoria (Australia) the past week has seen as shift closer to long term COVID normal. The major change has been that larger employers can have staff back onsite at between 50% and 75% capacity. 

A Better Model to Support University Collaborations

A Better Model to Support University Collaborations

Download as PDF I've helped a number of university-to-university collaborations get established and then operate. And that got me thinking about models of support that could do both - (1) support the initiative, and; (2) freely give out the advice to use their model without that advice having […]

How to Promote Your Research on Social Media

How to Promote Your Research on Social Media

Download as PDF In my experience there are two types of researchers promoting their content on social media. Those who do nothing, and those who say, “I’m so excited to announce my paper on [something] was published [somewhere].” Of course, there are a few who do what I suggest below (read on). […]

Having Tough Conversations with Your Students

Having Tough Conversations with Your Students

Download as PDF Just like talking to your superiors can be tough, so too can talking to your students.  Indeed, there are many similarities.

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