Dr. Richard Huysmans' Podcast

Dr. Richard Huysmans' Podcast

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Helping researchers be commercially smart.


Choosing a Social Media Channel
Sep 24 • 45 min
So someone said to you “you should be on LinkedIn”. And now that’s all you can think about. Or, all of your academic friends are on Twitter. Or perhaps you are wondering what TikTok is all about.
Doing More with Grant Money
Sep 17 • 45 min
Funding for research is hard to come by at the best of times. But like a rubber band you want to be able to stretch your money to cover as much as possible.
Taking Advantage of International Ranking Schemes
Sep 10 • 26 min
Sometimes working in an academic institution can feel like a tug-of-war. With competing priorities pulling in multiple different directions. However, there are a small number of cases when you can get priorities to align. One such case is the use of…
An Introduction to University Ranking Schemes
Sep 3 • 35 min
University ranking schemes are like stars – there are lots around, but we really only pay attention to the ones that are the brightest. And like stars, there are small number of ranking schemes that have a disproportionally large impact on our lives. For…
Building Multi-University Collaborations
Aug 27 • 22 min
Even though the Nobel Prizes cannot be awarded to teams; even though students cannot be supervised by researchers from multiple universities; even though systems prevent data sharing outside organisations; there’s an expectation that collaboration –…
Setting up a Successful Partnership with Industry
Aug 20 • 32 min
It is one thing to find an industry partner – but how do you set up a successful partnership? How do you turn a good idea into something that works on paper and then works in real life? What parts are important to get right at the start, and what can be…
How to Find Industry Partners
Aug 13 • 39 min
Industry partners are an essential part of academic research in the 21st century. If the moniker was “publish or perish” it is now “partner AND publish or perish”. But, where do you find these partners? Who are they? What if your research seems to not…
Positioning Yourself as An Expert
Aug 6 • 40 min
Without doubt, academic researchers are experts in their field. But, in so many cases non-academics are selected as experts. Experts when it comes to talking to the media. Experts when it comes to acting on panels. Experts when it comes to consulting. So,…
The Changing Nature of Academic Research
Jul 30 • 22 min
Academic research is still, fundamentally, about publishing good research and getting grants to fund good research. However, “publishing” is now a very broad term. And “grants” can come from almost anywhere.
Becoming a Successful Researcher
Jul 23 • 23 min
Wanting to and being a successful academic researcher are two different things. Richard takes a look at what academic success looks like and what you’ll need to do to get there.
Why Become a Researcher
Jul 9 • 37 min
If you’re doing a PhD you may well be thinking you’d like to become an academic researcher. But that is not the only option available to you.
Using Social Media to Translate Your Research
Jul 2 • 49 min
If you’re not on social media, you are not translating your research – it is as simple as that. But, being on social media doesn’t mean you are translating your research. There are so many scenarios and alternatives within each option it can be paralysing…
Finding a Mentor
Jun 25 • 36 min
A mentor should be someone who can show you the way through things. They may not have THE answer, but they probably have AN answer. A bit like a Sherpa helps people up mountains. They cannot climb the mountain for you, but they can give you the best…
Leaving Academia
Jun 18 • 44 min
The decision to become an academic researcher is often based on passion for science or research. And although leaving any profession is hard, the decision to leave academia is often a tough one. There are often conflicting emotions concerning staying or…
Developing Your Transferable Skills
Jun 11 • 38 min
PhD graduates are clearly capable of doing many things beyond the running of an individual research project. However, that is not always obvious to their potential employers. Here, I look at how to track, record and build transferable skills developed in…
Managing Virtual Teams
Jun 4 • 40 min
Virtual teams, or my preferred term – distributed teams – have come into prominence as a result of many governments implementing physical distancing measures to curb the transmission of COVID-19. However, virtual teams have been in operation for many…
Things to Do When You Cannot Conduct Experiments
May 28 • 30 min
Whether it is a global pandemic or broken machinery, there are times when doing experiments might not be possible. In this webinar, Richard go through some of the things you could do when collecting data is not possible. We also hear from participants –…
Building an Enhanced PhD Program
May 25 • 27 min
It is no longer enough to offer “just a PhD program”. Universities and their faculties, colleges, schools and departments all need to prepare PhD graduates for the workforce. And not just the research or academic workforce, but the wider workforce. We…
Looking at Career Options
May 20 • 33 min
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. I think the two are linked. That not know what you want to do…
Moving Career Streams
May 18 • 25 min
Across all areas of training there are essentially five streams of work: (1) Practitioner – doing the work you were trained to do. (2) Researcher – investigating a topic of interest. As an academic you are simultaneously a Practitioner and a Researcher…
Facebook for Researchers
May 13 • 46 min
Social media is a key part of your research communication arsenal. Facebook is the largest social network. It has more than 2.4 billion active users. But what does it mean to a researcher? How can you get access to a small slice of that attention? In this…
Identifying Your Potential Selling Points
May 11 • 38 min
Getting funding as a researcher – let alone an early career researcher or PhD student – is increasingly difficult. And everyone is being encouraged to get an industry partner. But how do you know what they want? Especially for biomedical sciences where…
Blogging for Researchers
May 6 • 41 min
Increasingly academics and researchers more broadly are being asked to participate in social media. Sometimes it is about engagement, sometimes translation and other times simply to communicate. A good place for researchers to start is blogging. But what…
An Introduction to Strategic Planning in Research
May 4 • 25 min
Strategy and planning are common outside research. Increasingly business-based approaches are being applied to research. Not just applied, but required. Take, for example, applications for new centres and institutes. Not to mention large national…
Write That Thesis, Blog or Article Faster
Apr 29 • 39 min
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…
Twitter for Researchers
Apr 22 • 49 min
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?…
Technology Options in Project Management
Apr 15 • 50 min
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…
Finding Grant Writing in Research Opportunities
Apr 8 • 39 min
How and where to find funding opportunities as a PhD student or early career researcher (ECR).
CoronaWhelmed – Community-led Discussion on Dealing with COVID-19
Apr 1 • 56 min
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…
Working with PhD Students and ECRs Partners
Mar 25 • 20 min
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…
Getting Funding As an ECR
Mar 18 • 34 min
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.
Project Management in Research
Mar 11 • 45 min
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.
The You Project # 43 with Dr Richard Huysmans
Mar 4 • 75 min
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…
Helium Podcast #19: Nurturing Industry Relationships for Research Sponsorship, Collaboration and Student Mentoring
Feb 26 • 33 min
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…
Applying for Jobs
Feb 19 • 43 min
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…
Jane Anderson Podcast: Interview with Research Translation Expert Dr. Richard Huysmans
Feb 12 • 38 min
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…
Budget Setting & Management in Research
Feb 5 • 25 min
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.
Becoming a Resilient Researcher
Jan 29 • 28 min
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…
CV Writing for Academics
Jan 22 • 41 min
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…
How to Identify Potential Partners
Jan 15 • 36 min
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…
How to Better Understand the Broader Context of Your Research
Jan 8 • 25 min
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.
SWOT Analysis
Dec 11, 2019 • 25 min
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,…
Using Technology to Complete Your PhD Faster
Dec 4, 2019 • 30 min
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…
Building Your Personal Research Website
Nov 27, 2019 • 31 min
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…
LinkedIn for Researchers
Nov 20, 2019 • 50 min
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…
Instagram for Researchers
Nov 13, 2019 • 23 min
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…