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!

Eleven Things I’ve Learned About Running Writing Groups

Eleven Things I’ve Learned About Running Writing Groups

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

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

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 as well. Or […]

How to Promote Your Research on Social Media

How to Promote Your Research on Social Media

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). But not many.

Having Tough Conversations with Your Students

Having Tough Conversations with Your Students

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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