We're delighted to bring you this guest blogpost by Jack Gann, whose reflections from his own discipline raise similar issues relating to collaboration as an earlier blogpost from the health care sector, on interprofessional education: readers from across the disciplines will notice common themes. Jack's advice also complements our post about visiting … [Read more...] about Using museum collections for academic research
Archives for February 2016
Finding out about academic career breaks turns out to be quite a challenge. You can help us by taking part in our survey, but I'd like to share with you what we've found out so far. To begin, I’d like to draw your attention to some stark statistics related to academic career progression, with sincere apologies for their binary nature: The academic … [Read more...] about Building a picture of the impact of academic career breaks
Piirus member and guest blogger Antoinette Schembri tells us about how she discovered the focus of her research. In academia, the choice of a subject results either from a long term interest or else emerges by accident in the course of one’s studies. In my case, my interest in home schooling started by coincidence. I never thought that one day I would … [Read more...] about Why have I chosen to focus on home schooling?
Valentine’s day is fast approaching and individual researchers may be seeking out new researcher collaborations, or romancing their ideas, or even getting themselves ready for a night in with those grant applications! Okay, so perhaps not the typical Valentine’s day. As you are already aware, from my fellow correspondent’s blog post last week, … [Read more...] about How to ‘Love Your Research’? A #piirusvoices event.
We understand that researchers often feel as though they are academically isolated, but if you're such a researcher, well you are not alone. Piirus is really about helping researchers to connect with other researchers. Join us for the latest Piirus Voices event on February the 12th 2016, at 10:00am, GMT (UK time: see a timezone converter to find your local … [Read more...] about Love your research! A #piirusvoices Twitter chat
This guest blogpost from Kaitlyn Bunker discusses and illustrates a familiar theme for researchers. There is often a conflict for researchers between depth (becoming an expert in a very specific area) and breadth (learning much about a range of related topics). In my experiences both as a student and now as a professional, I have found value in both … [Read more...] about Depth versus breadth in research