Palgrave Communications Special Issue

I am so delighted to see my first single-authored, double-blind peer-reviewed article appear in the world! It is a special issue in Palgrave Communications on “The Future of Research Assessment” being commissioned by Professor James Wilsdon (Professor of Research Policy, Department of Politics and Director of Impact and Engagement, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK). IContinue reading “Palgrave Communications Special Issue”

How do you find academic conferences to attend?

This is a duplication of a blogpost that I wrote for  Summer means conference season in academia. From casual graduate symposia popping up across campuses, to the vast annual international gatherings of scholars in one dedicated field, there will be the congregation of academic minds. Whilst undergraduate marking looms like an unmovable mountain inContinue reading “How do you find academic conferences to attend?”

University of Exeter Students’ Guild Teaching Awards 2015

Photo: Exeter Student’s Guild  This year I was shortlisted for ‘Best Postgraduate Teacher’ at the University of Exeter Student’s Guild Teaching Awards. These Awards were the first of this kind to be established in the UK (2009) and remains the largest in the country. Over 1 million words in praise of teaching at the UniversityContinue reading “University of Exeter Students’ Guild Teaching Awards 2015”

How to Give up / Quit Facebook – how to live in social oblivion and still be happy.

Today I have made a decision that I am no longer going to consider myself as an active participant or user of Facebook. Ironically, perhaps, I feel the need to share this on the internet but hope that the thinking I have done around this may be of some value to others.  I spend aContinue reading “How to Give up / Quit Facebook – how to live in social oblivion and still be happy.”