Feb 13, 2018
Tara introduces the concept of multimodality. What does it mean? Why is it important? How can it enable research dissemination?
Jan 28, 2018
Tara's great friend Jac asked her to offer a perspective on mentoring. This commentary is a bit stroppy and direct, but may poke and provoke your thinking about mentoring. When you ask for a 'mentor' what are you actually asking for?
Dec 30, 2017
Tara and Steve talk about an undercooked and underdiscussed 'challenge,' 'problem' and 'issue' in doctoral education. What happens when the supervisor that starts with a student cannot finish them? Tara talks about the rescue doctorate. How do new supervisors finish a PhD student? What should PhD students look for? ...
Dec 28, 2017
Steve and Tara are supervising a terrific student researching an Australian police force. We have been discussing the methods available, including ethnography. What are the strengths and challenges of ethnography? How / can ethnography be used to study empowered members of our community?
Dec 28, 2017
Tara and Steve offer the final instalment in the Mick Winter PhD story. We talk about the successful PhD that has now been examined and tips for colleagues around the world when confronted by this incredibly sad situation.
Our love and respects to the memory of Dr Mick Winter.