The two body problem reconsidered (or what I learned while being a #fifoacademic)

Australia is a big country. You can fit almost the whole of the UK into Victoria, one of our smallest states. Maybe that's why the folks at ANU didn't blink when I told them I wanted to commute the 512km between Canberra and Melbourne for a year while Thesiswhisperer Jnr finished primary school. They provided … Continue reading The two body problem reconsidered (or what I learned while being a #fifoacademic)

Being professional academic – does it have to mean being boring?

This post is by Ellen Spaeth (@ellenspaeth), a PhD student researching music listening in the treatment of anxiety, and a technology trainer. You can hear more from Ellen on her blog. In this post Ellen wonders whether 'professional' has to mean being serious. A few weeks ago, I received feedback from my most recent conference … Continue reading Being professional academic – does it have to mean being boring?

The ups and downs of PhD research

Since completing her PhD 5 years ago, Nilam Ashra-McGrath has been running workshops on The Ups and Downs of PhD Research. She begins the workshop by sharing her PhD journey using a timeline, and has finally put some of this into a Prezi format. In this guest post, she explains some of her thinking and … Continue reading The ups and downs of PhD research