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Recent events

HDR Skills Development Day (4th December 2023)

We are delighted to present our next HDR Skills Development Series Workshop in the Ipswich Room at QUT Kelvin Grove campus where you can learn both academic and professional skills to support and enhance your PhD journey and future career.


Dealing with the media: Tips and Tricks with Professor Andrew Stewart, University of Adelaide, 2nd November 2023

CDWI hosted employment law expert Andrew Stewart, University of Adelaide on Thursday 2 November for an informal discussion of some of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to sharing your expertise through the mass (non-social) media.


HDR Skills Development Day, 18th July 2023

Sessions during the day included:

  • How to be a great research assistant Prof Robyn Mayes, Maria Hameed Khan and Alicia Feldman
    This session covered the key aspects of providing research assistance on research projects and larger work programs along with developing a good relationship with your supervisor.
  • Selecting the right journal for publishing your work Prof Paula McDonald
    In a ‘publish or perish’ academic environment, researchers are confronted with significant questions about which journals to target for their work. In this session, Paula McDonald discussed a range of issues which may help guide such choices. These included quality indicators; ontological, theoretical and methodological traditions; topic ‘fit’; aims and scope statements; submission restrictions; and historical debates. Participants had opportunity to discuss the characteristics of particular journals on their publishing horizon.
  • Data analysis beyond thematic analysis: Adaptive Theory & Rhizomatic Analysis Dr Rudi Messner & Dr Kylie Kingston
    This panel session explored analytical methods beyond traditional thematic analysis. The panel members navigated through alternative qualitative analysis approaches used in their own research and how such approaches supported the development of outstanding theses.
  • Writing researcher reflexivity/positionality Dr Christina Malatzky
    This session explored the importance of positionality in qualitative research along with the processes of knowledge-making and transparency in research.

Masterclass – Integrating theory, methods and empirical data with Paula McDonald, 14th June 2023

Integrating theory, methods and empirical data masterclass
Drawing on 15 years of research in the field of workplace sexual harassment, Professor Paula McDonald presented pragmatic examples of how theory from various socio-legal and social science perspectives can be integrated with different empirical data sets and methodological strategies. The aim of the masterclass was to illustrate how to build a critical mass of published evidence in a way that demonstrates academic expertise on a given topic, leads to authentic engagement with end-users, and underpins research impact.

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