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 Supervisor

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 […]

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 […]

Q&A from BSc Students

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. Transcript: I just went to an event at Monash uni talking about careers beyond science bachelor’s degree. So no we’re not talking about people with PhDs at […]

Twenty Questions for Humans – Book Review

I read Craig’s book – here are my thoughts. Transcript: Hi there everyone. I’ve just finished reading this book 20 questions for humans by soon to be Dr. Craig Harper. He’s embarking on a PhD in neuroscience as it is. He’s keen on being a neuroscientist. So, I thought I’d just quickly go through what […]