ACGR Webinar 4/2024 – Conversations with experts – how to best support your HDR candidates career development and direction

June 2024

With the best will in the world, an accomplished research academic may bring an element of unconscious bias to conversations with their HDR candidates around their future career direction. Statistics show that less than half of all HDR candidates in Australia will end up in higher education (GDS, 2022) thus, enabling conversations between supervisors and candidates around career development opportunities outside academia is increasingly important. Through discussion with a mix of HDR supervisors and experienced career practitioners working with HDR candidates this webinar will explore the experiences of academics having meaningful career conversations with their HDR candidates and provide expert advice on structuring productive HDR career conversations.

Join us online from 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm AEST on Tuesday 23 July for this free webinar, featuring:

     Panel Chair

  • Dr Alan McAlpine, Deputy Director Student Success, Curtin University

    Panel members

  • Ms Ruth Wilcock  – Career Development Manager, UTS
  • Mr Ben Archer  – Associate Lecturer, JCU Taree Campus
  • Dr. Shari Walsh – Psychologist and career practitioner, Resilient Researcher
  • Dr. Cally Guerin – Research Developer, ANU
  • Professor Kristin Laurens – School of Psychology & Counselling, QUT
  • Dr. Troy Heffernan – Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Manchester