Building High-Performing Research Teams

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 FREE on-line workshop, We’ll look at how those teams operate and some of the lessons we can take into our research teams. This is a FREE […]

Managing Research Projects

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 FREE on-line workshop is for you. Bring your questions, as I’m guaranteed to have answers. And you never know, some of my answers might […]

YouTube for Researchers

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 […]

Having Tough Conversations With Your Students

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 […]

Having Tough Conversations With Your Supevisor

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. […]

Leveraging Your Conference Presentation for Career Success

Other than social media, conference presentations are likely the largest audience you can present your work to. And, let’s be honest, you could have had a barbecue during COVID19 with all of your research-related followers and not violated social distancing laws. So conferences are huge opportunities. But, so much of the focus is on the […]

Facebook for Researchers

For whatever reasons, I feel like researchers have steered away from Facebook as a research-communication medium. I’m not sure why. Maybe timing? Or how it grew? Regardless, I think it has HEAPS to offer. In fact, if you are thinking of promoting your research on a social media platform, Facebook should be at the top […]

Becoming a resilient researcher – AAG Pre-conference workshop

Early career researchers and PhD students have some of the highest rates of mental fatigue of any part of the research system. This workshop is for students, early career researchers and practitioners who want to: • Understand resilience • Explore data on mental health amongst researchers • Learn tools, tips, and techniques to be more […]

Instagram for Researchers

If you’re thinking of setting up an Instagram account and what to use it to communicate your research this FREE on-line workshop is for you. I’ll present current usage stats for the platform, the kinds of people using it, what they use it for and when. It’ll be all you need to know to start […]

Using MS Word to Write your Thesis

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 […]