Doing interesting research

Are you doing interesting research? I mean, are you doing research that academics outside of your field and non-academics will find interesting? If you do not know, or if you actually suspect that your research might not spark the interest of the crowds, do not panic. You might well manage to turn it around. In a 1971 paper, Davis [1] set out to [...]

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Using social media as a [newbie] academic – Part 3: the dilemma(s) of integrity

I have always been interested in the ethical dilemmas brought about by social media. (Actually, writing this post reminded me of a blog I wrote during my Bachelor years – in [...]

Lesson learned from a crash course in Project Management: the crucial role of communication

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I took a crash course in Project Management earlier in the fall. Although it was a very short course spanning over only three weeks, I [...]

Using social media as a [newbie] academic – Part 2: the challenge of “finding the time”

Last week, Åsa Cajander and I held a seminar on “Social Media to Promote Research and Impact Society” for some of the researchers within NORDWIT – the Nordic Centre of [...]

Using social media as a [newbie] academic – Part 1: the benefits

Tomorrow, Åsa Cajander and I will be holding a seminar on “Social Media to Promote Research and Impact Society” for some of the researchers within NORDWIT – the Nordic [...]

Grappling with the pain of delegating

Those past few weeks, I have been taking a short crash course in project management. Two weeks ago, after having talked risk assessment for most of the lecture, our [...]

The struggle of finding the right words

A recurring challenge since the beginning of my PhD studies has been finding the right words to describe my research domain and interests. It seemed straightforward enough in [...]

I wish I were better at… writing

Time to address the elephant in the room: I am not writing. It is not for lack of ideas though – Summer schools, course assignments and studies-in-progress have provided me [...]

On humans, computers and why users should not be blamed for struggling with computerized systems

Last week, I was in Dublin for the first week of an EIT Health Summer school (the second week will take place in Stockholm later in August). The event brought together PhD [...]

(Failing to) bridge the gap between research and practice: the case of HCI

I am currently in Dublin on an EIT Health Summer school (my first Summer school ever!). This morning, it was Jan Gulliksen's turn to hold a presentation for us, and what he [...]

Interactive seminar on the ethical handling of research data

Last Monday, I held a seminar on the ethical handling of research data for my colleagues at my division. I prepared the seminar as the examination for a research ethics [...]