Is your PhD stuck on Mars? Apply the Martian Method

Ever felt stuck? All researchers, no matter how experienced, get stuck sometimes, but during your PhD, when the clock is ticking, getting stuck is very stressful. This post is by Rosemary Chang: academic developer, writer and researcher. In her role at RMIT University, she partners with university staff on scholarshipof learning and teaching (SoTL) initiatives. […]

PhD Fear (a personal account)

This post is by Elaine Campbell. Elaine is an Associate Professor at Northumbria Law School, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. She is particularly interested in interpretative qualitative research, using story and narrative as a sensemaking tool. Elaine is due to submit her Professional Doctorate in Law in March 2019. Elaine’s thesis will explore her lived experience […]

Loving the PhD life

The PhD can offer some distinct lifestyle benefits. In this post is by Cassandra Wardle. Cassandra is a PhD student in the Griffith University School of Environment, the HDR representative for Griffith University, and an intern at the Australian Academy of Science. You can find Cassandra on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/cassandrawardle/ Cassandra has lived through her fair […]

Are the robots coming for our (research) jobs?

As a researcher, it can be tempting to ignore the current hysteria about automation. I’ve had a bit of a “not my circus, not my monkeys” attitude myself. Perhaps whole industries will disappear, our taxis will become self driving and our fast food outlets staffed by robots, but research work? I like to think research […]