Tag Archives: Engagement

How to survive a PhD: 22 tips from the Dean of Graduate Studies

It has been over 18 months since I was appointed the Dean of Western Sydney University’s Graduate Research School. It is a job that I really do love. But is also a job that can be heartbreaking, as I have … Continue reading

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A scholarly life: reflecting on my week

Over the last week I have been fortunate enough to be involved in three inspiring events that have me reflecting on the life I get to lead as an educator and scholar – or a ‘scholarly life’ as I have … Continue reading

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Seven tips for good teaching…

One of the disclaimers I always make when invited to speak about my teaching is that I am not someone who has been trained in pedagogical theory. Rather, my journey into teaching has been about figuring out what I loved … Continue reading

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On being an activist academic

Long before I become an academic, I described myself as ‘an activist’. Though it is a vague term, most people associate it with left wing protest movements. While I would say that I have an affiliation with these movements, I … Continue reading

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