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Supporting research student career development and employability at UOW

August 3, 2020
by whitneys
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Research Consultancy – the why and how…

Intro: Tim Cahill is a UOW PhD graduate with a wealth of experience in consulting in the public, private, non-profit and higher education sectors.  For those of you who were around then, he was a keynote speaker at the Careers Central/ Graduate Research School ‘PhD Career Futures’ conference in 2014.  As part of his work for ‘Research Strategies Australia’, he has developed a number of short videos highlighting the opportunities for researchers in consultancy.  Thank you to Tim for giving us permission to share this video on the HDR Career Conversations blog.  In such an uncertain time in the job market, Tim argues you should think about consultancy as a career option, either full time or as a side hustle – here’s why…

Subscribe to Tim’s YouTube Channel: ‘Research Strategies Australia’ for more videos. 

Tim Cahill

Dr Tim Cahill is a UOW PhD graduate with 15 years experience working with stakeholders in Australia’s Research & Development sectors to maximise the benefits of publicly funded research.

He has held executive roles in the public, private, non-profit and higher education sectors, including as: Director of R&D Advisory practice for KPMG Australia; Director of Australia’s national university research evaluation, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA); Chief Data Scientist at The Conversation Media Group; and Director and founder of Research Strategies Australia.

His thought leadership has appeared in the AFR, The Australian and The Conversation, and his work has significantly contributed to the shape of Australia’s higher education research policy, including research evaluation and industry-university engagement.

He is an international expert in research evaluation, higher education policy, scientometrics, research commercialisation and research collaboration across sectors.

Connect with Tim via LinkedIn and listen to his Podcast: ‘Research Strategies Australia’

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November 1, 2018
by saryan
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Exploring your research career – 15 minutes at a time

Introduction: Exploring your future career options can seem like just another item to add to your long list of research tasks – it might be tempting to procrastinate and put it to the bottom of the list. Corinne Green, a PhD researcher in Education and a current student of ‘Career Ready Learning for Higher Degree Research Students’, shows us it doesn’t have to be overly time consuming, by using research career podcasts, one of which she reviews below.  

 

How much time do you spend thinking about your future career? Maybe it is something that plagues your mind constantly, or something you would rather not think about, or perhaps something you have not yet considered. Whatever stage of your studies you are up to, it can be valuable to consider what is coming next and how you are going to get there.

Earlier this year the ‘15 Minutes to Develop Your Research Career’ podcast Continue Reading →

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