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.
Continuing the strategic planning theme this webinar builds on the last, this time covering environmental scanning. We often talk about strategy and strategic planning? But what does it actually mean? In this webinar I’ll give a brief introduction to strategic planning and then cover one of its key components – environmental scanning. I’ll provide a […]
We often talk about strategy and strategic planning? But what does it actually mean? In this webinar I’ll give a brief introduction to strategic planning and then cover one of its key components – SWOT analysis (also known as Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats).
PhD students have some of the highest rates of mental fatigue of any part of the research system. Some studies even show PhD students as having the worst mental health of all professions and students. Why is this the case? And what can the sector do about it? We look at some of the data […]
I’m a huge advocate for academic researchers to be active participants on social media. To me that means three things: Having an account. Interacting with people on that channel. Posting content related to your research interests.