How I Build My Endurance Muscle

A PhD is probably the longest single project one individual is continuously responsible for. Thus, building your endurance muscle is important for PhD success. Three things that have helped me build my endurance muscle are: Running long distances – I learnt to make and implement a plan to get better. Meditation – I learnt to […]

Making Most of Your Conference Presentation (Aug 2021)

Although COVID changed the way we conference, presenting at an in-person, virtual or mixed conference is still one of the best ways to grow your research skills. It is also one of the best ways to grow your network. And with so much of what we do reliant on networks, it is important to make […]

Metrics for Measuring Research Outputs

There are many metrics that researchers and associated administrator use to measure and report success. Here are 6 that might be useful for you: Impact Factor – average citation count per article per journal over a rolling 2-year period Citation count – absolute number of citations for an individual article. H-index – maximum number of […]

Metrics for Measuring Research Outputs

There are many metrics that researchers and associated administrator use to measure and report success. Here are 6 that might be useful for you: Impact Factor – average citation count per article per journal over a rolling 2-year period. Citation count – absolute number of citations for an individual article. H-index – maximum number of […]

Reporting Your Success

It is great to measure yourself. But the next step towards improvement is to report. I don’t think it matters who or where you report to. It could be a friend, colleague, partner, family member, staff member or the public. But it is important to report. It creates an accountability framework. It also ensures that […]

Reporting Your Success

It is great to measure yourself. But the next step towards improvement is to report. I don’t think it matters who or where you report to. It could be a friend, colleague, partner, family member, staff member or the public. But it is important to report. It creates an accountability framework. It also ensures that […]

A Checklist for Researchers Using Twitter

Six simple tips for making the most of Twitter: Check it. Follow interesting accounts. Like stuff. Share stuff. Create content. Help people. Transcript: Hi there rockstars, writers, and bakers! Here’s a quick 6-point checklist for your Twitter. Just to make sure you’re on point with your Twitter account. The first one is to make sure that you’re regularly checking […]