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Research stories from around the world

Dr Colin Russo’s Story

Having written my PhD by the age of 48, I can be considered a late career researcher. However, there are many others who have completed research on their PhD with the maturity of their experiences to guide them – and sure, this helps to build an appreciation of purpose and context, yet there are many…
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Alex Russell’s Story

What is your personal (inside) story? I’m one of those people who never really knew what I wanted to do. It wasn’t until about halfway through my undergrad that I decided to focus on Psychology – I’m still not entirely sure why.   After fourth year, I realised that I could do a PhD, which…
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Camila Mozzini’s Story

If I look back in time to the little girl I was, I would never imagine that, someday, I would be doing what I am doing. And where I’m doing it. Life for me has always been like a mysterious puzzle, an adventurous game I had to play if I wanted to put the pieces…
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Aaron Tham’s Story

Hi everyone! My name is Dr Aaron Tham and I am currently a Lecturer in Tourism, Leisure and Events Management at USC Southbank. I have been at USC for 4.5 years and very privileged to be part of the multi-campus footprint of the university.   My PhD journey was prompted by the introduction of social…
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Professor Ken Greenwood’s Story

Having watched man walk for the first time on the moon as a child towards the end of my primary schooling, I am hardly an early career researcher. (OK, I know I just gave my age away). In fact, I am hardly an early career anything; perhaps I am on the cusp of being an…
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Am I an ECR?

You may be wondering if this ECR label applies to you? Check out the following criteria and you will find out. Have you finished a PhD in the past 5 years? Are you actively working on a research project as a Post-Doctoral member of a research team? Are you an employee of a University, College…
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Marcus’ story

It has often seemed to me like I was born late – as sense of almost missing the bus, or never finding the bus stop – has added a feeling of urgency to my life. This led me to being a ‘late’ Early Career Researcher. I only got my PhD done when I was fifty…
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Publication Accelerator Scheme Grant

This Rising Stars project is a proud recipient of the USC Publication Accelerator Scheme Grant from the Faculty of Arts, Business and Law. This project is innovative through the facilitation of collaboration across faculties, disciplines, institutions and countries. It aims to inspire and support early career researchers to step up, share their stories, connect and…
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We would LOVE to hear from YOU!

If you are an early career researcher or HDR student and would like to share YOUR story then please get in contact. We are looking for short 1000 word reflections on your research passions and your narrative, your story, that has gotten you to where you are today. We will showcase these stories on the…
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What is Rising Star Stories?

Rising Star Stories is a collaborative research project with Professor Ken Greenwood, Dr Marcus Bussey, Dr Genine Hook, Research Assistant Samantha Willcocks and… YOU! The purpose of this project is to: Create a PLATFORM to promote the voices of early career researchers and their PASSIONS. Form a CONDUIT to produce PUBLICATIONS. CELEBRATE the diversity and…
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