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Carving an academic career - stages, lessons, dilemmas

Hidson, Elizabeth (2023) Carving an academic career - stages, lessons, dilemmas. In: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Education Research Network (CIERN) Seminar, 19/01/2023, Online. (Unpublished)

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A career in academia does not always follow a linear path. Having been a secondary school teacher and leader for 14 years, Dr Elizabeth Hidson stepped out of school and back into university in her 40s, essentially starting from scratch first as a doctoral student, then contract research assistant, early career researcher and brand-new member of faculty in a teaching-intensive university. In this talk, Elizabeth will reflect on the stages of this journey, lessons learnt and professional dilemmas in carving a career as an academic. This opportunity for reflection and discussion will be useful to others on an academic career trajectory.

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Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2023 14:10
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2023 14:10


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