The difficult discussion chapter

The discussion chapter is the problem child of the thesis. The chapter most likely to provoke fear, uncertainty and doubt. Not everyone writes a chapter called "discussion", but everyone has to do discussiony bits because, well - that's where the creative magic of the PhD happens. The discussion section is scary because you have to … Continue reading The difficult discussion chapter

Publishing during your part time PhD

A lot of people ask me about how it's possible to get through a part time PhD. This post is by Kerri Viney, a Research Fellow at the Research School of Population Health, Australian National University and Tuberculosis Consultant. Often part time PhDs are talked about quite negatively, this post has a different take on … Continue reading Publishing during your part time PhD

Super charged academic productivity?

My background in architecture offices has given me a range of time and project management skills that are helpful in my second career as an academic. I think I'm pretty good at working multiple projects with complex dependencies, but moving into a management role at ANU has pushed me to my limit. For years I've … Continue reading Super charged academic productivity?