In 1973 Marlon Brando famously sent Sacheen Littlefeather to accept - or rather reject - his Oscar for the Godfather. At this year’s ARMA Conference, as I accepted the piirus.ac.uk sponsored award for Technological Innovation and Application, I wished I’d had Sacheen on speed-dial. She could have saved me. I’m not great in the spotlight. Of course, … [Read more...] about Me and Sacheen – in the social media spotlight
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.
Sometimes our research can take us to dark and difficult places. In this guest post, Dr Kathy McKay shares her experiences and offers advice for finding the light. Last year, I worked on a study and analysed interviews where people talked about their lived experiences of a suicide attempt and the support offered afterwards. These were incredible stories, … [Read more...] about Dealing with the Darkness: How to find strength in yourself and in others
Earlier, I wrote about the beauty of Piirus when looking for research connections around the world. I’ve been exploring a number of other online platforms as well, so here are a few thoughts… First, it’s a source of constant amazement to me, just how many platforms exist through which I can put my ‘stuff’ out into the world. I’ve become aware that … [Read more...] about Can you find me online? Cyber Hide-and-seek!
Note from the editor: In this post, expert blogger Emma Cragg offers useful advice to novice bloggers As a researcher I’m pretty sure that you’ve recently read something or heard someone saying that you should be blogging. You think their reasons are sound but there’s a voice in your head making you doubt yourself: you’ve got nothing to say it’s a … [Read more...] about Beginning blogging – Emma Cragg writes about how to combat your fears
How Piirus and blogs can go hand in hand: “Find potential collaborators and then use blogs to speak to your audience.” Sally Allard, Senior Editor from the Arts Online Presence Program Team at Monash University, has written a blog post in which she suggests you can use blogs to speak to the audience of potential collaborators you find through Piirus. … [Read more...] about Online dating for researchers? A new way for researchers to match their research interests…