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Has Christmas come early for PhD candidates?

To enrol in a PhD, you need to be a deep thinker. Most PhD candidates are introverted and have analytical and reflective minds (i.e. The INTJs of the world). Pub visits may be few and far between, but it’s these characteristics that make PhD candidates so successful. We continuously ask the ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘what […]

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Leading my research team from home

The start of 2020 has been challenging for the higher education sector. Students are unable to enter Australia, teachers have adapted to online learning quickly, and ‘hands-on‘ learning has halted altogether. All thanks to the growing chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic.     I lead Griffith University‘s Healthy Primary Care team. We are 18 researchers, 12 of whom are PhD students. Our funding, made possible through success in the first round […]

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Healthy Primary Care is on social media!

The Healthy Primary Care group is now on Twitter and LinkedIn. Here we will share our latest publications and news, as well as interesting updates on primary health care and nutrition. You can follow our Twitter here and our LinkedIn here. Let us know what content you want to see!

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Find a topic that interests YOU

Choose a topic that YOU are passionate about. By all means follow your supervisors and other professionals’ advice, but make your own choices. You will be focusing on the topic for at least 3 years so it is important that you are interested in it. Choose a realistic topic and keep your research questions to the point. […]

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My 5 top tips to successfully complete your PhD

  Choose your supervisor/s very carefully It sounds obvious, but your PhD supervisor/s are extremely important for the success of your PhD. They are your main support network for the next 3+ years so be strategic and choose them wisely. Think carefully about the skills you want to develop as a researcher and select someone […]

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How to choose the BEST title for your journal article

Choosing a journal article title is a very important part of the scientific process because it may influence the impact of your work and the number of readers that it will attract. Here’s a list of my top tips for picking the most effective journal article title. DO DRAFT A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT TITLE IDEAS […]

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Turn your scientific journal article into a blogpost with these easy steps

  • October 31, 2019
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Academia is very different than it was 20 years ago. In the digital world, academic authors now get multiple chances to create and put out their own messages. So why not turn your article into a blog post that might engage more readers or that media outlets might even pick up? It’s easy to do […]

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The Lancet Planetary Health: Our new study finds medical education does not equip students to provide high quality nutritional care

Why is this study important? Globally, 11 million deaths annually are attributable to poor diet, making it the leading risk factor for death across the world [1]. Accordingly, many countries recommend that doctors apply nutrition knowledge in practice to support patients to manage lifestyle-related chronic disease and other diet-related conditions. A well recognised evidenced-practice gap […]

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Forget “writer’s block”, I’ve got “editor’s block” – help!

  • September 11, 2019
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In academia, we often talk about “writer’s block”. This is when you find it difficult to figure out what you want to say to your audience. Something that is not as commonly discussed is “editor’s block”. This can be just as frustrating. It happens when you have finished the first draft of a paper and […]

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THREE common nutrition myths – busted!

  • August 19, 2019
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There is a constant influx of incorrect nutrition advice being thrown around the internet, so I thought it would be great to bust three of the top myths that pop up in my news feed. MYTH #1: The MSG in Chinese food is toxic MSG is short for monosodium glutamate. It is a common food […]

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