This post is by Lara Corr, a research fellow from the Centre for Health Equity at Melbourne University With three months to go before completion, I found myself watching a YouTube presentation of a scholar I deeply respect and admire. Queue thesis meltdown #476. My heart raced and my chest constricted as I listened to … Continue reading A taste for (academic) danger
My twin sister, Anitra Nottingham, finished her masters by research in the Faculty of education at the University of Melbourne last year. She sent me this post when she was towards the end of her project in a moment of clarity... My friend Kevin has a Ph.D. His dissertation is about folklore, which means knows … Continue reading My thesis is a cupcake, not a dragon
This post is by James Donald, a PhD student in Organisational Behaviour at the ANU. His research explores the impacts of mindfulness on stress and resilience in the workplace. James is an experienced facilitator and mindfulness trainer, and regularly leads mindfulness and well-being workshops in the community, public and private sectors. His training company is Mindfulness Works. Have you had your "mid-PhD … Continue reading How to survive a ‘mid PhD crisis’
Judy Robertson is the co-editor of the free to download academic recipe book “BITE: Recipes for Remarkable Research” which is published by Sense this month. I was privileged to take part in this project and contribute a recipe and case study to the book. In this post Judy explains why on earth she wanted to … Continue reading Book Review: “BITE recipes for remarkable research”
If you are feeling anxious about the discussion section rest assured you are not alone. It's an issue that comes up time and time again in my workshops. There's no one answer that can help everyone because every project is original, so I thought I would offer a few thoughts on it by way of starting a conversation.