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Patter and Research Whisperer putting it out there: Professional personas a...

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Popular research blogs like Patter and the Research Whisperer write for an international audience of researchers and those who support them. Sometimes, they seem to write with an ‘ideal researcher’ in mind. Who is this ideal researcher? What are their qualities and habits? Institutional research cultures value the researcher who hits all the output marks, is a productivity machine and gets all the grants. But academic life and the sustainability of our research environment requires a different take on what a good researcher is and does.


Join Pat Thomson (@thomsonpat) and Tseen Khoo & Jonathan O’Donnell of the Research Whisperer (@ResearchWhisper) as they talk about professional personas and personal dilemmas in supporting researchers online. They will discuss how they have put built their online personas around their academic practice, how they have sustained their blogs over time (and how their blogs have sustained them), and the issues around putting yourself (and your family) out there.

Pat Thomson PSM PhD FACSS FRSA is Professor of Education, School of Education, at the University of Nottingham. Her research focuses on arts, creativity and the possibilities for socially just change in schools, communities, galleries and museums. For the last seven years she has produced patter, a doctoral education and academic writing blog.

Dr Tseen Khoo is a Lecturer in the Research Education and Development team, Graduate Research School, La Trobe University. She’s been a Senior Advisor (Research Grant Development) at RMIT University, and a research fellow at Monash University and the University of Queensland. With Jonathan O’Donnell, Tseen created and runs the research development and research culture blog, The Research Whisperer.

Jonathan O'Donnell helps people get funding for their research. To be specific, he helps the people in the College of Design and Social Context at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He has been doing that, on and off, since the 1990's (with varying degrees of success). He loves his job. He loves it so much that he has enrolled in a PhD to look at crowdfunding for research. With Tseen Khoo, he runs the Research Whisperer blog and @ResearchWhisper Twitter stream, about doing research in academia.


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