The 4 days will be a combination of workshops, discussions and facilitated writing each afternoon. Some morning sessions will involve you working with your supervisors. The aim of the program is to progress your thesis writing with a particular focus on writing for publication as this is a key component of the new PhD by Publication degree structure. We will also be concerned with developing sustainable writing productivity strategies, so that the benefits you gain over these four days may continue throughout your candidature.

Before lunch there will be writing workshops and each afternoon will involve you undertaking specific writing tasks to progress your thesis. It is important that you attend the full program and particularly work with us in the afternoon in order to consolidate the morning's work.

Topics to be covered

(1) Writing for publication: practices and pitfalls
(2) Building sustainable networks and routines for writing productivity

More information can be found at

About Dr Claire Aitchison

Claire has been involved in teaching, research and writing development in higher education for over 20 years. As a Higher Education consultant she specialises in supporting academic literacy and scholarly publishing for HDRs, early career researchers and academics seeking to raise their profile through high quality thesis completions, publication, and grants and awards.

Research interests include:

  • doctoral writing and doctoral education
  • research writing including thesis writing, writing for publication, grant writing
  • supervision
  • educational transitions
  • marketisation of education
  • women and mothers in education

Contact person:  Belinda Snell
T: 89466153

Location:  Northern Institute, CDU Casuarina Campus, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Savanna Room)

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 09:00 to Friday, February 12, 2016 - 16:30