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COVID-19, and Recruitment Feedback

Over my lunch break, I went to an online lecture by Professor Raina MacIntyre from the Kirby institute. She was talking about the latest international research on COVID-19. I spent most of the day working on recruitment for a program matching disabled students with policy work.

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Intersectionality Action Plan

I spent most of the day finalising my feedback for the disability inclusion action plan for our sector, and sitting on a recruitment panel. Both of these activities involved active practice of intersectionality. That’s a concept that discribes how gender and race are interconnected with other forms of institutional disadvantage.

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New Project on COVID-19

It’s been awhile. I’ve been on medical leave, just focusing on my health and wellbeing. I’ve been mostly resting. Slowly, at my own pace, I have also been tinkering away at some personal projects. Something I started before I went on leave is a collaboration with a colleage on the sociology of race.

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Website and Graphic Design in Applied Research

I’ve been away a long time and I wanted to restart my series on A Day in Applied Sociology, to shed light on what it’s like to be an applied sociologist. First, I wanted to show you how I manage my public sociology with my paid work. Second, I wanted to reflect on what it’s like learning website and graphic design for business, research and social policy audiences.

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Meetings, Accountability and Careers

I had a really great outcome I am eager to share with you. I will also encourage you to explore public information and accountability avenues, and discuss how you can get a job in a specialist policy team. Finally, how much do you know about Sydney? Test your knowledge on the quiz at the end of this post!

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Planning Research

When you get a PhD, no one tells you how much of your research career will be spent doing admin, planning, and meetings! Today was a day filled with an abundance of these auxiliary tasks that keep research projects running on time and within allocated resourcing. From ethics, to stakeholder meetings about our research, to public communications, and getting ready for our intern, it was a packed day.

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