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1 UN-SLUMPING YOURSELF: research & presenting at conferences Erika Piazzoli, PhD candidate Supervisors: Dr Julie Dunn and Dr Claire Kennedy

2 MY RESEARCH JOURNEY

3 “Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!”

4 “ You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go... “

5 BEGINNING the PhD journey: MYTHS Crying at meetings Putting on weight Losing friends

6 LITERATURE REVIEW Solitude Alienation Doubt

7 RESEARCH DESIGN Supervisors & Support

8 DATA COLLECTION Setting off on a journey

9 DATA IMMERSION Floating in the data

10 “Except when you don’t. Because, sometimes, you won’t”

11 DATA ANALYSIS Getting stuck…

12 “You’ll come down from the Lurch with an unpleasant bump. And the chances are, then, that you’ll be in a slump. And when you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done…”

13 UN-SLUMPING YOURSELF Conferences as inspiration Concrete deadlines BUT…be selective! Conferences: tools to focus your analysis Publishing papers Travelling

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15 CONFERENCES: STRATEGIES Prepare & Practice! Linklater Voice Training Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Authenticity!

16 OTHER UN-SLUMPING STRATEGIES HDR meetings / Speakers Groups Discussing the data with friends Going back to my initial ideas Taking time off / holidays

17 “You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act.”

18 LIFE BALANCING Work PhD Social Life Health

19 PROCRASTINATION “Waiting for the snow to snow…”

20 FINISHING THE PHD Facing anxiety Assertiveness Discussing findings

21 EDITING: STAYING MOTIVATED Life after the PhD…

22 “You’re off to great places! Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!”

23 THANK YOU!


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