Doing Research? Writing a Thesis? Wondering how other people cope?

The Thesis Whisperer

The Thesis Whisperer (just like the horse whisperer – but with more pages)  is a blog newspaper dedicated to the topic of doing a thesis. It is edited by Dr Inger Mewburn, Director of Research Training at the Australian National University., and written by contributors from around the world. Posts currently on the front page include:

  • What if I NEVER get a job?
  • Book review: “BITE recipes for remarkable research.”
  • Don’t get pregnant. If you can help it…
  • Why do people quit the PhD?
  • Five things to do in your First Year.
  • Parenting your way to a PhD.

The Research Whisperer

The Research Whisperer (just like the Thesis Whisperer – but with more money) is dedicated to the topic of doing research in academia. It talks about finding funding, research culture, and building academic track-records, and is managed by Jonathan O’Donnell and Tseen Khoo (Senior Advisors for Research Development, RMIT University, Melbourne). Recent posts include:

  • Five types of funding.
  • Hope is not a strategy.
  • Best things we learned in 2013.
  • Why bother with research engagement?
  • Keeping referees sweet.
  • Writing for scientific publication: 3 common mistakes


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