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Early journal submission data suggest COVID-19 is tanking women’s research productivity

Well this is a disappointing read. Gender inequality is a major issue across numerous industries including the higher education sector. I know personally as a sole parent home schooling two young kids at the moment, my productivity has plummeted. Lets … Continue reading

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Working in science during COVID-19 or simply being a kind member of our community…understanding and taking care.

Are you working in science during the current COVID-19 pandemic or just wanting to be a kind and supportive community member? This image highlights how the current crisis may be triggering to the mental health of those around you or … Continue reading

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Working in science during COVID-19

Needing to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic?                                            Take a look at the following article on how to … Continue reading

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If organic carbon is your thing…have a read of my most recent article published in Science Advances

We used a peer-sourced research network to conduct a global-scale investigation of organic carbon decomposition in greater than 1000 river and riparian sites. Our work provides an unprecedented baseline dataset on which to quantify environmental impacts on carbon decomposition across … Continue reading

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Mentoring in science; assembling your personal board of advisors

Mentors can provide an inspiring source of personal and professional advice; serve as a sounding board for working through tough problems; and offer a safe space for sharing your aspirations and your fears. Finding mentors can be tough, though, and when … Continue reading

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Mulling on leadership in the education sector (part 2)

Another great article on the power and importance of ‘intellectual humility’ in education leaders. “True humility, scientists have learned, is when someone has an accurate assessment of both his strengths and weaknesses, and he sees all this in the context of the … Continue reading

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Mulling on leadership in the education sector (part 1)

This is a great article on leading change in any workplace really. Heifetz and Linsky tell us that when leading change it is important that we: Don’t do it alone. Keep the opposition close (for the right reasons!) Acknowledge losses. … Continue reading

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