Wisdom from an Early Career Researcher | Psychology PostDoc Lizzie Thomas Zoom Call

Posted by Emily King
Hear Lizzie’s story of moulding her research career to suit her personality, ambition and discovered personal driving force. I’m Emily - a confused PhD student seeking career options based on shifting interests. I’m sharing these conversations so you can also explore your options and learn some industry insights along the way. Lizzie Thomas is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre in Melbourne, Australia. Today we discussed topics including: * Lizzie’s career journey * Challenges of the academic industry * Important considerations of personality when selecting research methodology * The importance of core research skills (project management, literature research, analysis etc.) over field of research for employability - ie. You are not locked in to a single field for life! * Advice for juggling family with research ambition * The path to finding what drives you and how to use this to withstand the challenges of academia Please let me know if this is helpful (or not) for you, and why!
Posted Jul 16 - #PhD  #ECR  #academia  #careeradvice  #psychology  #research  #mentor 
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