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Category Archives: early career researchers
This is a guest post from Dr Julie Rowlands, Deakin University, Australia. Julie is concerned about problems created by institutional demands for academic hyper-performativity. Perhaps you are too. Recently my university’s central research office promoted a workshop for PhD students seeking … Continue reading
This is a guest post by Nick Hopwood and Teena Clerke from the University of Technology Sydney. Together they reflect on their separate and shared processes of researching on someone else’s projects. And yes, one of them now works for/with the other. … Continue reading
The final and fifth post in this series on being a researcher on other people’s projects comes from Dr Simon Bailey. Simon is Research Fellow, CLAHRC Greater Manchester Alliance, Manchester Business School. I’m what you might call a career contract researcher. This wasn’t … Continue reading
The fourth post about researching on someone else’s projects comes from Australians Dr Jess Harris (University of Newcastle & Dr Nerida Spina (QUT). In the post that prompted our contribution, Pat described some of the ethical and political issues associated with working as … Continue reading
Sharon McCulloch is (among other things) a teaching fellow at the University of Bath, a postgraduate tutor at University College London, and an associate lecturer at Lancaster University. Her research interests are in literacy practices, as they pertain to both … Continue reading
This is the second post on researching on other people’s projects. Emily St.Denny is a research assistant at the Public Policy Institute for Wales, based at Cardiff University, where she studies the powers and policy levers Welsh Ministers can use … Continue reading
I completed my PhD after a pretty substantial professional career. Then, I went into an academic job and jumped straight into my own small research projects. Now, somewhat later, I direct larger and longer research projects, often with a colleague and a small research … Continue reading
This is a guest post from Jonathan Downie,currently an independent researcher in interpreting. He recently finished a PhD at Heriot-Watt University. Jonathan tweets as @jonathanddownie. He has also just published Being a successful interpreter ( Routledge 2016) It’s amazing how … Continue reading
I was recently emailed by an early career researcher. She wanted some advice on how to find a mentor. She was isolated in her own institution. She felt awkward about just bowling up to people at conferences, but realised she’d … Continue reading