I cannot find specific data on how long academics stay at the same university. But, for the general population the average time at the same employer (not the same job) is 4.2 years. Reflecting on my time working with and for academics, I feel like few leave their current employer to work as an […]
Download as PDF What is coaching? Most people have experienced coaching in some form or another in their life. From sports, to music, to art to life. People are coaching and being coached all of the time.
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.
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.
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 […]
Download as PDF Should I change my PhD topic? I'm sure many of you have asked yourself that question.
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:
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.
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.
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 bias […]