Planning Your Research Career


Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 9:30am to 12:00pm


Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall, Harvard Medical School

This workshop will give the thinking time and tools to put together a realistic and achievable plan for your research career over the next 3-5 years. We will also work backwards to where you are currently and help you to set goals for shorter term achievements. In this workshop you will learn: What are reasonable research goals for your discipline and stage of career; The keys to successful goal setting and goal achievement: How to plan in the long term and work backwards to the here and now; How to ensure you get some research outputs soon. This workshop will also cover: Managing your time in a busy research environment; Publishing strategically; Linking publications to grants; Using the team (or others) to increase publication productivity; keeping track of publications to increase motivation and accountability; managing your publication “resources” for maximum output.

Directions to the Waterhouse Room.

About Hugh Kearns, Ph.D:

Hugh Kearns is recognized internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. His areas of expertise include self-management, positive Hugh Kearnspsychology, work-life balance, learning, and creativity. He draws on over twenty five years of experience as a leading training and development professional within the corporate, financial, education and health sectors in Ireland, Scotland, North America, New Zealand and Australia. He has coached individuals, teams and executives in a wide range of organizations in the public and private sectors.

Hugh lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He is widely recognized for his ability to take the latest research in psychology and education and apply it to high-performing people and groups. As a co-author with Maria Gardiner, he has published ten books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally.

This event is sponsored by the FAS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, the HMS/HDSM Postdoc Office, and the Office of Career Services of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.