I offer services to universities including workshops for PhD students/researchers and leadership development for women.

Consulting

One of my research specialisations is leadership for women in STEMM. In 2016, I travelled to Antarctica as a social researcher studying the experiences of the 78 women participating in Homeward Bound, a leadership program for women in STEMM. Subsequently, I have studied the experiences of women working in Australian Antarctic research and remote fieldwork. I also have researched the implementation of the SAGE Athena SWAN pilot in a regional university. This work has provided me with a strong foundation for understanding gender bias in STEMM and how to build inclusive, diverse scientific research cultures.

As an academic sociologist and coach, I can lead customised research projects that will help you build a multi-level approach to building an inclusive organizational culture including a targeted action plan. I can also deliver workshops on gender bias in STEMM as well as provide individual coaching for women in your organization

Workshops for PhD Students and Researchers

Time Management for Researchers

This workshop provides practical, hands on tips to better manage time in busy research careers.

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It will focus on navigating common time management challenges including:

  • getting organised

  • writer’s block

  • being strategic in decision making

  • developing a public researcher identity

To add value to your learning, you will engage in a peer coaching exercise in the second half of the session to help you tackle your current time management challenges.

Who is it for?

PhD students and early career researchers seeking to increase their research productivity and improve work/life balance.

Length: 2 hours

Laying the Foundations for a Successful Research Career

This workshop provides practical, hands on advice for early career academics to lay the foundations for a successful research career.

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Topics covered include:

  • Publishing

  • Grants

  • Collaborations

  • Networking

  • Building a research vision

  • Setting research goals (short and long term)

  • Finding motivation

  • Managing imposter syndrome

To add value to your learning, you will engage in a strategy mapping exercise in the second half of the session to help you build your career vision.

Who is it for?

Level A and B academics with an interest in increasing research productivity and building a strategic career vision

Length: 2 hours

Learning to Play in Traffic: Networking, Conferences, and Research Travel

This workshop lays out the basics of networking in an academic career and why it matters.

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It provides practical advice on topics including:

  • Building a professional network

  • Using social media to increase your visibility as a researcher

  • Strategies for conference networking

  • Finding opportunities for research travel/fellowships

To add value to your learning, you will engage in a strategy mapping exercise in the second half of the session to help you build your networking vision.

Who is it for?

PhD students and early career scholars (Levels A and B) who are looking to build their networks to improve research capacity and productivity.

Length: 1.5 hours

The Power of Little Bets: an Experimental Approach to Career Building

How do you prioritise what ideas are worth exploring? How do you know what field to pursue? How do you maximise the impact and visibility of your research? Why is it important to be a skilled communicator? This workshop addresses these questions by drawing on insights from Dr. Nash’s social science.

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Specifically, she will show how ‘little bets’ or the pursuit of small, achievable projects can create radical career possibilities from giving a TED talk to engaging with policy makers to doing research in Antarctica. Dr. Nash will also demonstrate the power of promoting these ‘little bets’ in the media for visibility and impact across a career.

Who is it for?

PhD students and early career scholars (Levels A and B) who are looking to build their networks to improve research capacity and productivity.

Length: 1.5 hours

Seven Secrets of Academic Leadership for Women

Gender bias in the workplace can interrupt women’s ability to see themselves as leaders – leading requires a fundamental identity shift. This workshop provides practical advice on seven key skills that can lead to meaningful career advancement beyond the popular advice for women to just ‘lean in’.

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Topics covered include:

  • Identifying and negotiating gender bias in the workplace

  • Finding your purpose and values

  • Building a strategy map

  • Increasing visibility through social media

  • Creating career opportunities

  • The importance of taking risks

Who is it for?

Women academics at any career level who are seeking to build their leadership capacities.

Length: 2 hrs