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.

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.

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.

Five Things to Help You Manage a Distributed Team

Five Things to Help You Manage a Distributed Team

Download as PDF 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 […]

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.

Thirty-Eight Things to Help You Transition out of Academia

Thirty-Eight Things to Help You Transition out of Academia

Is Your Research Project Agile?

Is Your Research Project Agile?

Project management is a key part of academic research. Indeed, it is often put forward as a transferable skill. Although many academics are good at managing projects, my experience suggests many are not aware of the various approaches, resources and terminology used in project management. Thus, […]

Project Management for Research

Project Management for Research

Project management in research is often talked about in the context of being a transferable skill. A skill you pick up in your PhD and research career that is useful outside research. However, do you actually manage your research projects? Or do they manage you? Do you employ a project […]

What Industries Employ PhD Graduates?

What Industries Employ PhD Graduates?

The short answer - all!  A PhD teaches a way of thinking about problems and solutions useful to all organisations.

Five Transferable Skills I Have Now That I Can Use to Develop My Career Beyond My PhD

Five Transferable Skills I Have Now That I Can Use to Develop My Career Beyond My PhD

I just got off a coaching call1where the key outcomes included identifying five transferable skills and then how they can be used to move forward. Followed by identify future industries or employers who might be interested in hiring you based on your PhD experiences and/or research findings.

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