Dr. Richard Huysmans' Podcast

Dr. Richard Huysmans' Podcast

By Dr Richard Huysmans
Helping researchers be commercially smart.
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Write That Thesis, Blog or Article Faster
Prolific writing is essential to success as an academic. And it is also likely necessary for success in any career beyond your PhD. In this webinar I go through some of the things you can do to improve your writing. I also look at some techniques you can use to get more written on a regular basis. And, like all webinars I run, there some chat about the challenges people face.
39:20
April 29, 2020
Twitter for Researchers
Social media is a key part of your research communication arsenal. Twitter is one of the largest social networks. It has more than 300 million active users. But what does it mean to a researcher? How can you get access to a small slice of that attention? In this webinar Richard goes through some of the things to consider when using Twitter for your research and factors that might make Twitter more or less successful.
49:20
April 22, 2020
Technology Options in Project Management
There are many technology options for project management in research. In this webinar we take a quick look at some that are out there and why you might use one over another. We also look at some of the different project management approaches and their suitability to different technology platforms.
50:01
April 15, 2020
Finding Grant Writing in Research Opportunities
How and where to find funding opportunities as a PhD student or early career researcher (ECR).
39:30
April 8, 2020
CoronaWhelmed – Community-led Discussion on Dealing with COVID-19
COVID-19 is causing many governments to enforce social isolation measures. Success as an academic or PhD might, at times require social isolation. However, it is not cool when everyone else is forced to be at home with us. So, how are you coping? What are you doing? What work are you able to focus on solely from home? How will it impact your PhD? What about your research?  In this community-led discussion a forum for these questions to be asked and answered.
56:17
April 1, 2020
Working with PhD Students and ECRs Partners
Getting funding as a researcher – let alone an early career researcher or PhD student – is increasingly difficult. Particularly in the form of competitive grants. However, one source that remains somewhat untapped and under utilised is industry-funded research. In order to get access to industry funds, researchers need to find partners.
20:14
March 25, 2020
Getting Funding As an ECR
Live recording of a webinar giving a quick introduction to early career researchers on how they could improve their chances of obtaining competitive grant funding.
34:43
March 18, 2020
Project Management in Research
Richard gives a quick introduction to project management in research. He covers several different approaches, and when and where they might be of value in research.
45:26
March 11, 2020
The You Project # 43 with Dr Richard Huysmans
On this episode of TYP, Craig chats with Dr. Richard Huysmans about all things learning, upskilling, research, business development, career change, academia and the trauma of Craig’s first semester of University (at 36). The lads explore everything from getting back into study (as an adult) and navigating the terror and confusion of becoming a student (again), through to the many levels of learning from the ‘Google Classroom’ all the way up to gaining a PhD in something you’re passionate about. So inspired was Craig, that (with Richard’s guidance) he’s thinking about tackling a PhD in Philosophy (his passion), using his work as the basis for his thesis and area of research.
1:15:33
March 4, 2020
Helium Podcast #19: Nurturing Industry Relationships for Research Sponsorship, Collaboration and Student Mentoring
Dr. Richard Huysmans joined the show to discuss how to develop and nurture relationships with industry. These relationships will lead to more well-rounded mentoring for your students, more research collaboration opportunities and possible sponsorship of you work. How do you start? Ask your senior mentors to introduce you to their industry collaborators. Develop a LinkedIn profile where you talk about what you are passionate about in your research life. Avoid jargon on social media platforms if your intent is to connect with members of industry. Project the type of collaborator that you want to work with onto those platforms.
33:43
February 26, 2020
Applying for Jobs
According to research from the UK, 2/3 of final year PhD students are unclear on what they want to do after their PhD. And about 1/3 (30%) of PhD graduates would not do the their PhD again. In this webinar we’ll take a look at the academic and non-academic job application process and some of the things you can do to increase your chances of success.
43:20
February 19, 2020
Jane Anderson Podcast: Interview with Research Translation Expert Dr. Richard Huysmans
As a research strategist, Dr. Richard Huysmans is an expert in helping researchers get the best out of their training, their research and their career. He is focused on research translation and together with Jane Anderson, is the only consultant training researchers How to make their LinkedIn profile (research) translation ready, for greater research impact and industry engagement.
38:59
February 12, 2020
Budget Setting & Management in Research
The four key elements of Project Management are cost, quality, scope and time. Of all four, I most often get asked to help researchers with cost. Or more to the point budget setting and management.
25:53
February 5, 2020
Becoming a Resilient Researcher
PhD students have some of the highest rates of mental fatigue of any part of the research system. Some studies even show PhD students as having the worst mental health of all professions and students. Why is this the case? And what can the sector do about it?  We look at some of the data on mental health in research as well as tools, tips and techniques students, supervisors and colleagues can employ to be more resilient at work and in life.
28:25
January 29, 2020
CV Writing for Academics
CV writing is not something you need to do every day, not even every year. And some people might be lucky enough that they never need to write a CV. But, if you have to write one it can be tough to know what is in or what is out. Or, if you’re applying for jobs and getting little feedback it’s hard to know what’s wrong with your CV.
41:21
January 22, 2020
How to Identify Potential Partners
One of the best ways to translate your research into practice is to work directly with an industry partner. But one of the hardest things to do is find a partner interested in the work you do or the knowledge you have. We look at how a research might find potential industry partners.
36:32
January 15, 2020
How to Better Understand the Broader Context of Your Research
We often talk about strategy and strategic planning? But what does it actually mean? This webinar gives a brief introduction to strategic planning, and covers one of its key components – environmental scanning. 
25:31
January 8, 2020
SWOT Analysis
We often talk about strategy and strategic planning? But what does it actually mean? In this webinar I’ll give a brief introduction to strategic planning and then cover one of its key components – SWOT analysis (also known as Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats).
25:50
December 11, 2019
Using Technology to Complete Your PhD Faster
Average completion times for a PhD vary, but most data suggests at least four years (full time) as an average. In some cases, the average completion time is more than seven years! So, how can we reduce that time. Short of doing more work or more hours (which I do not recommend), or being more organised what else can be done to reduce the time it takes to finish your PhD?
30:52
December 4, 2019
Websites for Researchers
Increasingly researchers are expected to develop and manage their own personal brand. This can (and does) cover many aspects of online and offline life. Initially, it began with social media. But websites have decreased in price and increased in accessibility so it’s now reasonable – and easy – to have you own! But how do you do that? Where do you start? And hat is important?
31:13
November 27, 2019
LinkedIn for Researchers
LinkedIn is the only social media network dedicated to work-related activities. As such, it has a unique place for academics in connecting with industry. In this webinar I’ll go through why you might use LinkedIn and the things to do to get the most of out it as an academic.
50:41
November 20, 2019
Instagram for Researchers
Social media is a key part of your research communication arsenal. Instagram one of the fastest growing social networks in terms of percentage of people who use it in Australia. It has more than 1 billion active users. But what does it mean to a researcher? How can you get access to a small slice of that attention?
23:25
November 13, 2019