Research Division

Research Supervisor Masterclass with Hugh Kearns, Hobart


16 May 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Researcher Development is pleased to announce that we will be playing host to Hugh Kearns. Hugh will visit the University of Tasmania to deliver his Research Supervision Masterclass.


SANDY BAY CAMPUS - SB.AL14.L02.229 - Law 229 Lecture Theatre 1 (208)

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Research Supervisor Masterclass with Hugh Kearns

Hugh is recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. He regularly lectures at universities across the world and has recently returned from lecture tours of the UK and the US which included lectures at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Berkeley and Stanford.

His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning and creativity. He draws on over twenty-five years of experience as a leading training and development professional within the corporate, financial, education and health sectors in Ireland, Scotland, North America, New Zealand and Australia. He has coached individuals, teams and executives in a wide range of organisations in the public and private sectors.

Hugh lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He is widely recognised for his ability to take the latest research in psychology and education and apply it to high-performing people and groups. As a co-author with Maria Gardiner, he has published ten books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.

This masterclass is aimed at experienced supervisors. It will look at how to help both the supervisor and the student get the most out of the post-graduate research experience. It draws on the facilitator's experience of working with thousands of research students and research supervisors across the world and there is also the opportunity for supervisors to share their experiences of what works and what doesn't.

It will cover issues such as:

  • Dealing with different types of students
  • Getting students to write
  • Getting students to show you their writing
  • Giving constructive feedback
  • Students who write too much
  • Students for whom English is not their first language
  • Motivating stalled students
  • Problem situations

The companion book to this workshop is Supervising PhD students (available in standard and ebook formats). 

Additional resources for research supervisors are available from THINKWELL


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