PhD Student Coaching

Elite athletes have coaches.

So do musicians.

And artists.

Not to mention those people aspiring to be great musicians, artists or athletes.

So, if you’d like to know more, send me a message => Connect on FB Messenger


Ricky Lau – PhD student at Kidney Regeneration and Stem Cell Laboratory, Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Monash University


Yet, elite thinkers (academics) and elite thinkers in training (PhD students)
are not privy to the advantages of coaching.

However, this could all be about to change for you!

On-line Scheduler

What’s involved in coaching I hear you ask?

Well, there are three programs I run:

Groups – operating for 12 months with between 10 and 20 people. Everyone has their own goals. We meet monthly as a group via Zoom. Each month we discuss your goals and progress towards them. There are also 3 one-on-one sessions with me. In those sessions we set and track your individual progress. <- this is the most popular for PhD students. Especially in their 3rd year. It is cost effective and impactful.

Three months 1:1 – as the name suggests. It goes for 3 months. It is 1:1. So just you and me. We meet fortnightly. There are tasks each fortnight as well as other stuff you might set yourself. I keep you accountable to your own goals and progress. Together, we’ll set a high-level goal for you, as well as more immediate things to achieve. Sessions are via Zoom, and are recorded. You can review and revisit as you see fit.

Six months 1:1 – also just like the name suggests. And much like the 3 month coaching, meetings are fortnightly. Recorded. You’ll be held to account. We’ll set high-level goals. And weekly tasks.

And, of course, you could just book an ad hoc session or series of sessions.


Shenal Midge – PhD student at School of Medicine – Deakin University


Call me (+61 0412 606 178) or
my assistant James (+61 03 9005 7158)
to arrange a meeting

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What PhD students have to say about Richard

Shakira Milton, PhD student and Research Assistant, University of Melbourne


Katrin Oliver, PhD candidate


Janice Chisholm, PhD student, Monash University


Satya Amirapu, PhD student and MBBS graduate, Auckland University


PhD Student


Victoria, PhD Candidate, Brisbane


Innocenter Amima, PhD student


Victoria Lister, PhD student


Aditi Gupta, PhD Student


PhD Student, Western Sydney University


Fievel Tong, PhD Student, University of Technology Sydney


Connor Jolley


Aditi Gupta, PhD Student


Rouba, PhD Student


Dr Oana Tatucu, Research Assistant, Monash University


Rachel Hicks – PhD Student


Stephanie Lynch – PhD Student, La Trobe University


PAM HDR Student Society


Testimony of Gursimran

Gursimran Chandhok PhD – Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Monash University


Shenal Midge

Shenal Midge – PhD student at School of Medicine – Deakin University


Shruti Verma – PhD student


PhD student, UNSW


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