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Becoming Academic... with Inger Mewburn

You are invited to join a selected audience of researchers and colleagues for a networking event with our special guest: Director of Research Training at The Australian National University, Associate Professor Inger Mewburn.

Date/Time: Wednesday 18 September 2019, 16:30 - 19:30

Venue: Partner's Room, Newcastle University Business School

Internationally renowned author of Becoming Academic and the Thesis Whisperer, Director of Research Training at The Australian National University, Associate Professor Inger Mewburn is joining us at the Partner's Room in Newcastle University Business School on Wednesday 18 September to share some of her insights about the challenges facing researchers today, researcher employability and her own experiences of research impact in the form of a ‘PostAc’ product launching in August 2019. 

This event will start at 16.30 for informal networking until Inger‘s presentation from 17.30; please note the doors to the building will lock at 17.30 and no guests are admitted after this. Networking drinks and nibbles will be provided after Inger’s presentation and Q&A.


  • 16:30 - Registration and networking (tea and coffee)
  • 17:15 - Introduction
  • 17:30 - Speaker Presentation - Inger Mewburn
  • 18:00 - Q&A
  • 18:30 - Networking (wine and nibbles)


Inger Mewburn’s bio:

Associate Professor Inger Mewburn was born on Nuenonne country, which is now known as Tasmania, in Australia. She has a background as a designer and a researcher, which was nurtured at the University of Melbourne and RMIT University. Since 2006 she has worked exclusively with PhD students and early career academics. She is passionate about helping people reach their potential as researchers and helping to create a kinder, more inclusive academy. She creates opportunities and spaces where people can do their best work and advance human knowledge.

Inger is currently the Director of Research Training at The Australian National University where she oversee workshops and programs designed to help shape the ANU research student experience. Aside from editing and contributing to the Thesis Whisperer, she writes scholarly papers, books and book chapters about research student experiences, with a special interest in post PhD employability. You can find out more about Inger on her blog: