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.

The BIG Opportunity of COVID

The BIG Opportunity of COVID

COVID has shown us, humans, that most of the problems the world faces are actually solvable.   COVID forced our lives into lockdown, lockups, isolation, and quarantine.   The result has been all sorts of wonderful outcomes.  

Being a More Creative Grant, Proposal or Social Media Writer

Being a More Creative Grant, Proposal or Social Media Writer

One of the things about grant, proposal and thesis writing is the need to be creative. Not to make stuff up, but to be creative in order to make the writing interesting. And, even if you're not interested in being creative in those pursuits, surely you see the need to be creative on social […]

Six Things to Know About When Applying for Jobs

Six Things to Know About When Applying for Jobs

Download as PDF 1. Selection bias is real1 Double blinded studies show that resumes with male names perform better compared to identical resumes with female names. Until you’re in a position to hire or recruit someone, the best thing you can do is work with those biases. For example, if your […]

You Don’t Need Another Qualification

You Don’t Need Another Qualification

As part of the COVID-19 crisis, I suggested people learn something new during that time (see what to do when you cannot do experiments). In some form or another, I've seen people take up that advice. Some people just enrolled in an online course. The first that stood out to them. Others asked […]

Should I finish my PhD? and Other Questions You Might Be Asking Yourself If You Want to Leave Academia

Should I finish my PhD? and Other Questions You Might Be Asking Yourself If You Want to Leave Academia

Download as PDF There are many reasons to do a PhD. Trust me, I’ve made a list. But few reasons to discontinue, intermit or leave a PhD (or academia). Beyond why you might leave, you should also consider what you should do on the way out. Hopefully these ideas will help you.

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