Archive of ‘PhD’ category

Feminist Practice & Poststructuralist Theory – Chris Weedon

This is the first book I have read on poststructuralism that I can kind of understand! Weedon, C. (1997). Feminist practice and poststructuralist theory. Oxford, UK: Blackwell   Chapter 1 – Feminism & Theory This book looks at postructuralism through a feminist lens. The binary it disrupts is gender based around man and woman. I am […] Read more…

Becoming a-death through creative community practice

Abby presenting at AARE 2016

This is my presentation at AARE 2016 at MCG. It was part of a Symposium made up of Margaret’s PhD students: Disruptive thinking through creative methods: Innovative research projects from the Space, Place, Body group Angela Foley: Intimate material: Artful beyond words in the ‘posts’ Sarah Crinall: What is (the) matter-with-data?: The creative practice of […] Read more…

AARE conference 2016

AARE 2016 - Karen, Anna, Abby, Pauliina, Margaret, Angela, Sue, Sarah

I attended AARE 2016 at the MCG. I went to the Sunday workshops for early career researchers and HDR students. This was an informative day very worthwhile. I only went to the morning keynotes and one session plus the one I presented at. The one session I went to was Margaret’s collaborative session with the […] Read more…

Antipodes conference 2016

Margaret presenting Badger Bates print to Tracy

I met Pauliina Rautio at Antipodes Conference. Sue and I placed rocks on the speakers desk to show our support for her work. She mentioned them in her opening. Here is her blog post about the Antipodes Conference: EVENTS: ‘Pissing in the wind’ at the Antipodes [Excerpt from blog] “Thursday began with Pauliina’s keynote. … […] Read more…

Inefficient mapping

My Inefficient mapping of birds flying

Dr Linda Knight was our dedicated scholar-in-residence at the recent Western Sydney Uni Autumn School for research students. On the last day she ran a workshop with us where we created an inefficient map of the uni grounds. Using a page of tracing paper and a multi-coloured magic pencil, I recorded bird flight paths in […] Read more…

CoC in 3MT format

Death Cafe Barossa Invitation

Just back from the Autumn School for Research Students at Western Sydney Uni. My mind is on fire with ideas and what to do with them for my thesis. My aim for the week was to come home with clarity around my research so I can write my Confirmation of Candidature (CoC) document. For my […] Read more…

3-4 years to find peace after death of a child

The most productive years of my life were the first 3 years after Robbie’s death. I kept myself crazy-busy. It took 3 years before I felt it was safe to stop. Then I sold my business of 17 years to a staff member, stopped lecturing MBA students and started my PhD full time. Studying for […] Read more…