Promoting Yourself and Your Research

Date : Mon 12 Dec

Time : 09:30 - 11:30


Dr Hugh Kearns, Flinders University, is back with us to deliver a 2-hour workshop Promoting Yourself and Your Research on Monday 12 December from 9.30 - 11.30am. 

A lot of hard work and time goes into conducting research, and then more time and work goes into publishing the results. Yet sadly many papers are never read, and many findings are never translated into practice. It's tempting to think that if you work hard then people will notice and shower you with rewards. Tempting but probably not true, you also need to be able to promote yourself and your research.

In this workshop you will learn strategies for: 

  • Developing a communication strategy
  • Pitching your message to your audience
  • How to make it accessible without dumbing down
  • Dealing with media and using new media
  • Developing your one-minute pitch
  • Asking for what you want
  • Using convincing language
  • Self-promotion
  • Networking, mentoring, and collaborating
  • Putting yourself in the spotlight
  • Dealing with the discomfort of it all

This workshop is open to all researchers across SETU. 

To book a place, please register below before Thursday 8 December at 5pm. 

Link to the webinar will be shared with registered participants closer to the event. 

This event is brought to you by SETU’s HRS4R Broaden Your Horizons Researcher Development Programme.


Dr Hugh Kearns is recognised internationally as a public speaker, educator and Researcher. He regularly lectures at Universities across the world including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Berkeley and Stanford. His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, 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 organisations in the public and private sectors. Hugh lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He is widely recognised 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.