Transitioning out of academia

Have you thought about running your own business after finishing your PhD? Shari Walsh worked as an expert PhD career counsellor when I first met her, around 5 years ago. Now she runs her own business called 'Growth Psychology' and specialises in helping PhD students develop a successful post-PhD career both inside and outside of … Continue reading Transitioning out of academia

Book review: Writing Groups for Doctoral Education and Beyond

I know you all have a lot of reading to do, so p art of our mission here at the Whisperer is to do some of the reading for you and bring you book reviews which might be of interest. This book represented a conflict of interest for me as I have a chapter in … Continue reading Book review: Writing Groups for Doctoral Education and Beyond

The Curse of the Absolutely Astounding Abstract

Paula Hanasz  is currently writing a thesis on the geopolitics of water security in South Asia at The ANU. She is enrolled at the Australia National University but currently spends more time on her couch than in her office or the library. The first time we met Paula she was experiencing PhD lifestyle guilt. Next … Continue reading The Curse of the Absolutely Astounding Abstract

Writing in the middle

This post is from Calvin Ho, a social scientist interested in the effect of international migration policies on individuals, communities, and industries studying at UCLA in the United States. You can catch up with Calvin's latest work and thoughts on his blog. Academics don’t often talk about how they write. By how, I mean the nitty-gritty how. … Continue reading Writing in the middle