Make an appointment with the Research Education team
Lecturers in Research Education work with Higher Degree by Research students, those students doing PhDs, Masters or Professional doctorates by research. They offer enrolled UniSA research students appointments to assist with writing and communicating the research thesis, journal articles, and conference presentations.
Research Education HDR Student Appointment
An appointment with a Lecturer in Research Education can be conducted in person, over the telephone, or by email. Face to face appointments can be anything up to an hour and a half in length, or may be conducted in the form of feedback on writing by email. In order to distribute the work of the team across the cohort, Lecturers in Research Education work with the same student for up to three consecutive appointments at a time, although students are welcome to return for advice and support throughout their candidature. To book an appointment with a Lecturer in Research Education follow the links below to the relevant Lecturer's home page, and telephone or email them directly to negotiate an appointment time.
|Campus||Name||Role||Contact for individual queries related to:|
|City East||Dr Wendy Bastalich||Lecturer in Research Education (education, arts, social sciences and business)||Research writing and presenting, research management, social theory for education, arts, social sciences and business|
|City East (City West Mon and Mawson Lakes Thurs)||Dr Monica Behrend||Lecturer in Research Education (international)||English language related queries for international research candidates|
|Mawson Lakes||Dr Judith Ford||Lecturer in Research Education (sciences, engineering and technology)||Research writing and presenting, management, methodology, working with the media, OH&S, intellectual property and commercialisation for sciences, engineering and technology|
If it is your first contact with the Research Education team
Students are advised to prepare for their appointment
You might find it helpful to send a chapter, journal article, or other sample of writing before your appointment, or you can simply come along to talk through a research question or problem in person.
Please allow at least two weeks turn around time for feedback on research proposals, thesis chapters or journal articles, as well as significant time before deadlines following feedback to allow for revisions. Advice from Lecturer's in Research Education should be sought before submitting drafts to supervisors in order to prevent duplication of feedback, and to make your writing as accessible as possible to your supervisor, thereby maximising your time with your supervisor.
What we do...
- assist with writing and communicating the research thesis, journal articles, and conference presentations
- assist with writing style, structure, academic English, developing argument, and adopting a consistent methodology
- assist with managing the research project
- assist students with more personal problems that arise in the research process such as writing blocks and procrastination
What we don't do...
- candidature management.