Celebrating achievements

Graduations are my favourite time of the academic year, and I recently celebrated the graduation of two PhD candidates. Congratulations to Dr Louise Kaktiņš and Dr Christa Jacenyik-Trawoger! It was an honour to supervise your research. It was a special ceremony. Honorary doctorates were awarded to Kevin Guyurruyurru Rogers, Helen Gabibi Rogers, and the late … Continue reading Celebrating achievements

Neutral good goes to university

My teenager is into Dungeons and Dragons, and many weekends are spent planning and playing with friends. I feel an odd sense of nostalgia. I haven't played D&D so the intricacies are lost on me, but at university I hung out with role-players and recognise the lexicon that goes with that magical worldview. For the … Continue reading Neutral good goes to university

Snapshots of leadership

It's a busy time of year (at work, at the kids' schools and at home) with little time for blogging. Here's a snapshot of what I have been up to — with a teaching, employability and leadership theme. 1. I chaired a panel on employability for higher degree research students with Professor Vito Mollica, Head … Continue reading Snapshots of leadership