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 […]
Funding for research is hard to come by at the best of times. But like a rubber band you want to be able to stretch your money to cover as much as possible. In this FREE on-line workshop I’ll go through some ways you can make your grant money “go further” than it might have […]
Sometimes working in an academic institution can feel like a tug-of-war. With competing priorities pulling in multiple different directions. However, there are a small number of cases when you can get priorities to align. One such case is the use of international university ranking schemes. If you want to know how you can leverage your […]
University ranking schemes are like stars – there are lots around, but we really only pay attention to the ones that are the brightest. And like stars, there are small number of ranking schemes that have a disproportionally large impact on our lives. For example – did you know some governments base funding decisions on […]
Twenty Questions for before you start or go back to studying (a PhD). They aren’t in any order. Just as they popped into my head.
Across all areas of training there are essentially five streams of work: (1) Practitioner – doing the work you were trained to do. (2) Researcher – investigating a topic of interest. As an academic you are simultaneously a Practitioner and a Researcher (3) Educator – Training others based on your skills, experience and training. (4) […]
Strategy and planning are common outside research. Increasingly business-based approaches are being applied to research. Not just applied, but required. Take, for example, applications for new centres and institutes. Not to mention large national competitive grants. Smaller research groups are now also applying strategic planning approaches to facilitate progress. Working through a series of […]
COVID-19 is causing many governments to enforce social isolation measures. Success as an academic or PhD might, at times require social isolation. However, it is not cool when everyone else is forced to be at home with us. So, how are you coping? What are you doing? What work are you able to focus on […]
If you’re like me, then COVID-19 has begun to impact your work, family, and social life in so many ways. From budget cuts due to low student numbers; to long lines at the supermarket for groceries; to hording toilet paper just in case; to longer school holidays; and of course working from home.
If you have not already, you will probably get two weeks hiatus in the coming days. For most, this will be in response to COVID-19. Across the world, organisations, countries, cities, and states are encouraging or enforcing two weeks of isolation as a way to reduce the impact of this virus.