So often I hear, “What program should I use to write my thesis?” And, like photographers say the best camera is the one you have with you, the best program to write your thesis with is the one you have. Most people have MS Word. Yet, many overlook it for other programs (e.g. scrivener). Or […]
Although most people will recommend that you write your thesis as you go. Although most people will discourage you from leaving writing until the end. The reality is, most people leave the majority of their writing to the end of their PhD. In this workshop we covered a plan to get it all written in […]
If you liked this video, maybe you’d like my Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks program If you want to be a successful academic, you’ll need to publish regularly. If you’re yet to write an article, or if you get anxious thinking about writing, then maybe give this a try. In this workshop we […]
Project Management need not be complex. Nor does there need to be massive files, lots of paperwork and complex Gantt charts. I’ll go through a tool I use to manage projects – the One Pape Project Management (OPPM) tool.
What’s a high-performing research team I hear you ask? I’d like to know too! But, until then we can look to examples like performing art or motorsport. In this workshop, We’ll look at how those teams operate and some of the lessons we can take into our research teams.
Do you manage research projects or do they manage you? If you’d like to have more clarity about what is happening when; who is responsible; reporting and milestone timing then this workshop is for you. Bring your questions, as I’m guaranteed to have answers. And you never know, some of my answers might even be […]
PhDs take forever. Well, it seems that way. Data on completion times suggests 7 years is the average. Yet, (Australian) universities are pushing 3 years, perhaps with a 6 month extension. So, how do you stay focused? Or, more to the point, what are the kinds of things that distract you from making meaningful progress […]
Should researchers be on YouTube? Well, if you believe that the future of content is video then the answer must be yes! YouTube is the second most visited website in the world. Second only to Google search. Facebook is 3rd. Thus, if you want to influence on social media, you should at least be thinking […]
Sometimes, talking with your PhD students can be like trying to negotiate with a silverback gorilla. And, maybe in those times you’re better off taking the same response as we did with COVID19 and physically distance yourself. But, for the other times, when its going to be tough but not gorilla tough – what can […]
No matter how well your PhD progresses, no matter how good a relationship you (think you) have with your supervisor(s), at some point there’ll be a need for a tough conversation. It could be about publication authorship. It could be about experimental design. It could be about grant writing, or thesis submission or leaving academia. […]