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Jessamy Gleeson currently works as a Senior Lecturer within the National Indigenous Knowledges Education Research Innovation (NIKERI) Institute at Deakin University. She has also worked at Monash University within the Art, Design, and Architecture department, and at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. Her PhD, from Swinburne University, was focused on contemporary forms of feminist activism within social media.

Jessamy’s article Troubling/trouble in the academy: posttraumatic stress disorder and sexual abuse research. High Educ (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-021-00764-x is an autoethnographic exploration of the impact that research can have on the researcher.  In this episode we talk further about Jessamy’s own diagnosis of PTSD and reflect on how this was handled within the academy.

Jessamy also highlights the vulnerability of PhD researchers and we talk more generally about processes such as the ethics committee and measures that might safeguard individual scholars.

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