Officially Tweepy: 10 tips for workshop tweeting

I love following hashtags for events I can’t attend. So when I was asked to be the 'official' tweep at an upcoming workshop (Science, Misinformation & Alternative Facts at Macquarie University) I was in. I wanted to make sure that people not in the room would be able to benefit from the great content being … Continue reading Officially Tweepy: 10 tips for workshop tweeting

Kindness – that simple word

A few days ago I wrote a 500 word essay about what is wrong with peer review and how we could possibly change it. I really shouldn’t be telling you all this, because I wrote it as part of the PLOS Early Career Research Travel Award Program  so the more people that know about it, … Continue reading Kindness – that simple word

The best kind of mentor

At the recent Australian Music & Psychology Society Conference  I was fortunate to have the opportunity to sit down with Professor Peter Keller of the The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney University for an informal research mentoring session.  The conference organizers had called for students wanting a mentoring session to register their interest, and then … Continue reading The best kind of mentor

When’s the last time you did something for the first time?

I'm not talking about deciding the learn a new language or a musical instrument or enrolling in an adult swim class - just something mundane, an everyday action for the very first time... .... and using the ♥ on twitter for the first time doesn't count To my embarrassment, today was the first time in my … Continue reading When’s the last time you did something for the first time?