HDR Summer School 2015

20-22 February 2015
Deakin University,
Geelong Waterfront Campus

 Waterfront Campus



9:30 - 11:00

Panel Sessions

Panel 1 - Publish and flourish - D2.193

Professor David Cross
Dr Michelle Smith

Panel 2 - Understanding yourself as a researcher / Negotiating the research journey - D2.194

Professor Andrea Witcomb
Professor Trevor Gale
Professor Andrea Nolan
Dr Geoff Boucher


11:30am - 1:00pm

Archival research and interviews - D2.193
Prof Lawrence Friedman (Thinker in Residence and Harvard Scholar)
Dr Cassandra Atherton

Project development, management and writing for creative practices - D2.194
Dr Jondi Keane

Preliminary Coding of Qualitative Data - D2.211
Associate Professor Andrew Singleton

Working with feedback - D2.212
Dr Andrea Gallant and Dr Amanda Mooney

4:25pm - 5:30pm (all summer school participants)



9:30am - 10:20am (all summer school participants)

'There and back again': A non-hobbit's PhD tale of survival, reach, and visibility
Dr Deb Waterhouse-Watson

10:20am - 10:50am (all summer school participants)

Mental Health and the PhD (tbc)
Associate Professor Helen Gardner


11:10am - 12:40pm

Preparing for colloquium- D2.193
Dr Andrea Gallant and Dr Amanda Mooney

Thesis examination - demystifying the process - D2.194
Professor Jack Reynolds

Developing and writing an exegesis - D2.211
Dr Glen D’Cruz

This workshop will cover the steps involved in producing a strong exegesis for creative arts HDR projects. More specifically, it will cover the following topics:

  • What should the exegesis do?
  • What should it include?
  • How do you structure an exegesis?

The workshop will also examine examples of successful exegetical documents, and enumerate tips for keeping your exegesis on track.

Being engaging from your bedroom: A practical workshop on communicating research online - D2.212
Dr Adam Brown

A practical, hands-on workshop exploring how you might use various social media outlets to disseminate your research and enhance your reach, reputation, and visibility. The session will involve critically thinking about your online identity, brainstorming what will work for you, and beginning to implement your plan. Having a laptop, tablet, and/or smartphone on the day is crucial! Please watch the following video on 'The Strategic Academic' prior to the workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlz7_UL57Y0

Reading Groups

When registering please select your preferred reading group. Only two selections are available for each attendee. If your first two preferences are not available, you will be allocated to your next preference so it is important to select all groups in order of preference.

The readings for each reading group will be available online prior to summer School. If you would like to access the readings at any time prior, please check the webpage to see if you group's readings are available.

Group 1-

TITLE: Narrative and Self-Study: Implications of self in your study

Readings for group 1 are not yet available
Room/space - D2.193
Facilitator: Dr Bernadette Walker-Gibbs

Group 2

TITLE: Walking, Imagining, Knowing: Perception and Creativity in Research

Readings for group 2 not yet available
Room/space - D2.194
Facilitator: Dr Rea Dennis

Group 3 -

TITLE: Material Ecologies: Post-Digital Design and Aesthetics

Readings for group 3 are not yet available
Room/space D2.211
Facilitator: Dr Renata Lemos Morais

Group 4

TITLE: The new spirit of capitalism: a democratic challenge (tbc)

Readings for group 4 are not yet available
Room/space - D2.212
Facilitator: Dr Samantha Balaton-Chrimes

Group 5

TITLE: Global Power Shift: What Does It Mean (for Us)?

Readings for group 5 are not yet available
Room/space - D2.106
Facilitator: Dr Chengxin Pan

It has become almost a truism that we are witnessing a global power shift from the West to the East and from the US to China in particular. As international power shifts in the past have often led to hegemonic wars between the dominant power and its challenger, much is at stake in getting the question of power shift right. In this reading group, we would like to explore a series of questions associated with the power shift debate: Is there such a power shift? How do we know it? What is power? And what does power shift mean for the West in general and Australia in particular?

Group 6


Readings for group 6 are not yet available
Room/space - D2.204
Facilitator: Dr Antonia Pont

Group 7

TITLE: Global agenda setting – activists, issues and strategies of influence

Readings for group 7 are not yet available
Room/space - D2.205
Facilitator: Dr Danielle Chubb

Group 8

TITLE: Postfeminism, Neoliberalism and Subjectivity

Readings for group 8 are not yet available
Room/space - D2.105
Facilitators : A/Prof Lyn Harrison & Dr Claire Charles

Group 9

TITLE: Selecting Social Theorists for your research (tbc)

Readings for group 9 are not yet available
Room/space - D2.104
Facilitator: Dr Shaun Rawolle


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