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 or go it alone? To be clear I’m […]
Culture eats strategy for breakfast is a quote often attributed to Peter Drucker1. And although I agree that the culture of a research group will have a large impact on overall performance, I am not overly convinced that researchers pay strong attention to strategy or culture. Indeed, you only need to look at social media, […]
When I started out in business, I was certain I had no formal preparation for the processes, procedures, and actions necessary for success. Yes, I know what I wanted to do, and what I wanted to sell. But the other stuff. The business stuff – I was sure I lacked that. And I did. I […]
At a careers session at Monash University, I got asked some really great questions. So, I thought I’d ask and answer them again here so everyone can benefit.
How and where to find funding opportunities as a PhD student or early career researcher (ECR).
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.
What does a day look like for me? In this video I provide a quick run down.
Getting funding as a researcher – let alone an early career researcher or PhD student – is increasingly difficult. Particularly in the form of competitive grants. However, one source that remains somewhat untapped and underutilised is industry-funded research. In order to get access to industry funds, researchers need to find partners.
Despite my best efforts I have not been able to find much published work on how to be a good PhD student. I’m not talking about the qualities of a PhD student – such as organisation or perseverance. I’m not talking about good PhD programs – such as planning, professional development and good supervisors. I’m […]
Four apps that I use to help me run my practice. Gmail (but maybe moving to Outlook). Hubspot for managing customers, clients and collaborators. ASANA to manage projects, and tasks. Evernote for taking notes and capturing business card details.