June 27, 2017

The joy of working with PhD students

Over the past few weeks I have had such an inspirational time working closely with my PhD students: Ben, Helen, Nicole, Anna, and Suzanne. They are such a dedicated group of women working on important topics. Most of my students live in other cities; however, we meet for 2-hours per week, email multiple times, and plan face-to-face intensive times for working on specific components of their PhD. Last week I spent two days with Ben Phạm interpreting data regarding Vietnamese children's speech acquisition. This week Anna Cronin is in Bathurst and we are finalising her PhD proposal focusing on two-year-olds with cleft palate. She has learned from conversations with Professor Linda Harrison, Jenny Dwyer, Ben, and Jessica. I am so fortunate to have a job working with people who can change the world.
Brainstorming by the fire with Anna
Ben and Sharynne analysing data about Vietnamese consonants
Web conferencing with Nicole McGill, Anna Cronin, Kate Crowe, Helen Blake