Twenty-One Questions Before You (Go Back to) Study (a PhD)

Twenty-One Questions Before You (Go Back to) Study (a PhD)

Download as PDF Twenty Questions for before you start or go back to studying (a PhD). They aren’t in any order. Just as they popped into my head.

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 […]

Thirty-Two Things to Do When You’ve Got Two Weeks Hiatus

Thirty-Two Things to Do When You’ve Got Two Weeks Hiatus

Download as PDF If you have not already, you will probablyget two weeks hiatus in the coming days. For most, this will be in response to COVID-19.Across the world, organisations, countries, cities, and states are encouragingor enforcing two weeks of isolation as a way to reduce the impact of […]

How to Select a Social Media Channel

How to Select a Social Media Channel

I’m a huge advocate for academic researchers to be active participants on social media. To me that means three things: Having an account. Interacting with people on that channel. Posting content related to your research interests.

How Do You Build a Research Group?

How Do You Build a Research Group?

The steps for building a research group or lab are vague, and unclear.

Building a Research Team

Building a Research Team

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 […]

Nine Ways to Increase Awareness and Citations of Your Research Work

Nine Ways to Increase Awareness and Citations of Your Research Work

Download as PDF In this day and age of funding, university rankings, knowledge transfer and impact it is not simply enough to publish research, it also needs to be used. To be cited by other researchers. To be put into practice by researchers as well as those beyond the research field.

Another 5 Ways to Increase Awareness and Citations of Your Research Work

Another 5 Ways to Increase Awareness and Citations of Your Research Work

In this day and age of funding, university rankings, knowledge transfer and impact it is not simply enough to publish research, it also needs to be used. To be cited by other researchers. To be put into practice by researchers as well as those beyond the research field.

Four Ways to Increase Awareness and Citations of Your Research Work

Four Ways to Increase Awareness and Citations of Your Research Work

In this day and age of funding, university rankings, knowledge transfer and impact it is not simply enough to publish research, it also needs to be used. To be cited by other researchers. To be put into practice by researchers as well as those beyond the research field. So, here are some tips on […]

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