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This week’s guest is the fabulous Tara Brabazon.  Tara is the dean of graduate research and professor of cultural studies at Flinders University, Australia; a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce; and director of the Popular Culture Collective

Tara has a fabulous YouTube channel with a wealth of advice for postgraduate researchers covering a whole range of topics (https://www.youtube.com/user/TaraBrabazon)

In this episode we talk about procrastination.  

Tara talks about her own experience of poor supervision as a graduate student and how she applied the lessons she learnt from that experience.

We talk about motivation and how to use time orientation and task orientation to break the PhD down into manageable chunks.

Tara identifies the links between procrastination and perfectionism and stresses the importance of taking action.

We finish with Tara’s challenge to try and get up an hour earlier and use that time for PhD work.  Let us know how that works for you!

You can find out more about Tara’s work here: https://brabazon.net/


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