Developing your research narrative: how and why?

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Event details


Date & time

Monday 03 August 2015


RegNet Meeting Room, Level 3, Coombs Extension, Building #8, ANU
ANU Canberra


Gemma Carey


Kathryn Henne
+61 2 6125 1255

“In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” Dwight D.Eisenhower

Developing a coherent and compelling research narrative is central to academic success. It shows that you have solid, consistent research interests that you have (and will continue) to explore through a range of avenues. A well-constructed research narrative enables you to explain your contribution and articulate your value as a scholar when writing grants, applying for jobs and fellowships, giving presentations or speaking to non-academic audiences. Despite this, it is often given very little formal attention within PhD programs.

In this skills workshop, we will discuss why a research narrative matters to your post-PhD career and explore different ways you can construct a story of your research interests, activities and overall career trajectory as an interdisciplinary researcher.

We encourage senior academics to attend and share their insights into how they approach creating (and re-creating) their research narratives.

Presented by Dr Gemma Carey, this is a Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) Higher Degree Research (HDR) Education Activity. This activitiy is aimed at HDR students, but is open to CAP staff and students wanting to develop or further their skills base.

For more information about RegNet HDR Education Activities, please contact Head of Postgraduate Programs, Dr Kathryn Henne.

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