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:

Three Things to Do to Develop Your Transferable Skills

Three Things to Do to Develop Your Transferable Skills

Download There are lists all over the internet covering transferable skills. These are the skills that could be useful no matter what the industry or job you work in. Some lists are agnostic – e.g. skills of the future. Others are more specific to science or research.

Eleven Tips When Using Video Conferencing

Eleven Tips When Using Video Conferencing

Download No, I don’t want to see your dog! Video conferencing is all the rage at the moment. There’s nothing like a global pandemic to encourage use of technology that has been around for ages and should have been used more. From offices, to schools to universities everyone is jumping on the […]

Five Things to Help You Manage a Distributed Team

Five Things to Help You Manage a Distributed Team

Download If you’re like me, then COVID-19 has begun to impact your work, family, and social life in so many ways. From budget cuts due to low student numbers; to long lines at the supermarket for groceries; to hording toilet paper just in case; to longer school holidays; and of course working […]

Another 13 Things to Help You Transition out of Academia

Another 13 Things to Help You Transition out of Academia

Another 13 things that help someone make the transition from academia to outside work. They aren’t in any order. Just listed and described as they popped into my head.

Are You Really Networking?

Are You Really Networking?

How well do you know your graduating cohort? The other week I was asked to deliver a talk about using social media to help translate research into practice. The invite came from a Monash University alumna, who also happens to be a family member. In the audience were other Monash University […]

Thirty-Eight Things to Help You Transition out of Academia

Thirty-Eight Things to Help You Transition out of Academia

Joining A Research Team Post PhD

Joining A Research Team Post PhD

Academic research is increasingly collaborative across all disciplines.1,2,3,4 Yet being more collaborative does not necessarily increase productivity – certainly not on a per-author basis.5 Thus, as an ECR or PhD student it is a legitimate question to ask – should I join a team, build a team […]

What to Expect When Joining the Academy

What to Expect When Joining the Academy

So you’re considering a research career. Good on you! Firstly, let me say that research careers can in many colours, shapes, and flavours. Not all are the same. Not to mention that you don’t need to be in academia to do research. Nor do you need a PhD. And I’ve written about all of that in What […]

Should I Join a Team, Build a Team, or Go It Alone?

Should I Join a Team, Build a Team, or Go It Alone?

Academic research is increasingly collaborative across all disciplines.1,2,3,4 Yet being more collaborative does not necessarily increase productivity – certainly not on a per-author basis.5

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