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Research Week 2019 - Tips from hindsight

Fri, 8 February, 2019
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM  Add to calendar


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Are you unsure where to start? Terrified? Excited? Then this is the session for you!

Our panelists are researchers who have or are just about to complete their PhDs. They’ll be reflecting on what they wished someone had told them at the beginning of their PhD journey and offering advice on overcoming challenges along the way.




Dr Chelsea Barnett, Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UTS.

Dr Barnett is a gender and cultural historian, she teaches and researches the history of Australian masculinity, feminist and gender theory, and twentieth-century Australian history, and she is currently researching a cultural history of Australian single men. Her work has been published in leading historical journals, including Australian Historical Studies and History Australia. Her first book, Reel Men: Australian Masculinity in the Movies, 1949-1962, will be published in 2019.


Dr Sejeong Kim, Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UTS.

Dr Kim is a physicist working in the field of nanophotonics and quantum photonics. She received her PhD in August 2014 from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) where she developed experimental techniques to engineer semiconductor micro/nano devices for various photonics applications. She is leading several research topics in hexagonal Boron Nitride (hBN) photonics. Dr Kim received the Excellence Award for a Young Scientist in 2018 and prior to that, she won the Best Emerging Scientist Award in Photonics and Quantum Electronics from the Korean Physical Society in 2017.


Dr Evelyne DeplazesChancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UTS.

Dr Deplazes received her PhD in computational biophysics from the University of Western Australia in 2012. Subsequently, she was awarded an Early Career Fellowship (ECF) by the Swiss National Science Foundation, followed by an early career fellowship from the Australian National Health and Research Council (NHMRC) to work at the University of Queensland. In 2016, Dr Deplazes moved to Curtin University to pursue her independent research projects, which she now continues at UTS. She is fascinated by the molecular world and the chemistry of animal venoms and her research is driven by her love for ‘solving puzzles’. 


Laura Smith-Khan, Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, UTS. 

Commencing in January 2019, her research explores how Australian migration lawyers and agents communicate with and on behalf of their clients. Laura's PhD thesis explored credibility, language and communication in Australia’s refugee policy, procedures and public discourse. She has published and presented her research across a number of media, both in Australia and overseas. She has been admitted as a legal practitioner in the NSW Supreme Court and has worked with refugees in a para-legal and pro-bono capacity. She has taught courses in Public International Law, Human Rights and Global Governance, Refugee Law and Policy, and Common Law and Legal Reasoning at Sydney Law School and Macquarie Law School.