How to Survive a PhD in a Pandemic

Join SOBR and Dr Shane Huntington for his presentation on How to Survive a PhD in a Pandemic and Beyond!

About this Event

This plenary presentation is designed to support PhD students during and well beyond the pandemic. It focusses on resetting expectations and enhancing communication skills. Specific tools for enhancing engagement with supervisors and peers will be given. Imposter syndrome will be discussed along with the best ways to optimise your efficiency whilst maintaining good mental health.

Dr Shane Huntington OAM (@DrShaneRRR)

Shane is a speaker, trainer and facilitator. He has been providing consulting services in communication and strategy for over 20 years.

He is the host and producer of 3RRR’s science radio program Einstein A Go Go. Over the last 28 years he has interviewed thousands of scientists and explained hundreds of scientific concepts to the public. In 2020 he was awarded and Order of Australia in recognition of his science communication work. 

Shane is a prolific writer with articles on read more than 80,000 times. 

He is the Founder and Director of the Innovation Group Pty Ltd, a scientific equipment supplier and communication course provider. He is also currently the Deputy Director –Strategy and Partnerships in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

Shane is also the Founder of the Telescopes in Schools Program, a Victorian based initiative designed to bring the wonders of Astronomy and education to low SES schools in Melbourne’s Northern and Western suburbs and rural districts through the prevision of research grade telescopes and support. 

Shane was an academic until 2008 with a PhD in Physics. His specialty was in Photonics and Imaging and he has published more than 70 refereed journal papers. During his 10 years as a researcher he acquired more than $6M in competitive grants. 

Following registration via eventbrite, further details on how to access the presentation will be sent via email. We look forward to you joining us!

Tue, 10 November 2020
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM AEDT