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I was very happy to deliver the keynote address today at the University of Wollongong Graduate Researcher Careers Conference. My presentation is attached at the bottom of this post for those interested in looking at it.

The take-home messages from my address are summed up below:

  • Remember the ‘public’ in publicly funded research
  • Think about the public who pays for your research and what you give them in return
  • Remember that what you do as a researcher always (sometimes profoundly) changes the world we live in
  • Think about research beyond the walls of the university and beyond the covers of a journal

 

UoW postgrad (ppt)