LinkedIn Influencer Workshop.

9 December 2014 (Sydney)

Graeme Cowan and Sonja Firth, Directors, Linkedin Influencers

to create effective profiles, work with groups,
and manage your contacts and connections in a meaningful way.

Highly recommended - 10 out 10 to Graeme and Sonja.

(Now I just need to get my butt over to LinkedIn and get started!)

Launch of The ACE Consultancy
1 December 2014 (Sydney)

A really wonderful gathering of friends and family at the Tilbury Hotel. Lovely messages of support from those who couldn't make it. Generous and encouraging words from my PhD supervisor Professor Dennis Del Favero.

My terrific partner helped me to blow-up 150 balloons (the pump I bought was broken . . .). There were bunches hanging from the frangipani tree and layers of them in the conveniently shaped tree guards.


The food was fantastic, the bar service was brilliant, and the rain held off! Woohoo!

ARC & NHMRC Seminars for Research Managers.
3 & 4 December 2014 (Canberra)
Two immensely informative days for research managers - covering all the nitty gritty information essential to research grant management from proposal through to acquittal.

So good to meet up with old colleagues and to make new friends.

Congrats to ARMS, the ARC, and the NHMRC for a hugely successful event.

First Post on the Blog "The Professional Academic"
1 January 2015