A Masterclass by Dr Sophie Dahlenburg
About this Event
Embarking on the journey of commencing a PhD can evoke daunting apprehensions and trepidations. The uncharted waters of academia may evoke a sense of anxiety and unease, especially given the multitude of uncertainties that await aspiring scholars. However, it is crucial to discern that this realm of academic pursuit also offers unparalleled intellectual growth and discovery. This masterclass focuses on navigating the PhD journey with practical insights, emphasising the significance of strong mentorship, work-life balance, overcoming challenges, and the motivation gained from scholarly publishing.
Dr Sophie Dahlenburg completed her PhD in 2022 and has key insights and valuable experience of what it takes to complete a doctorate program. At this masterclass, she will share some of her first-hand experiences, tips, and general advice for someone about to embark on their own PhD journey.
She will cover some of the important aspects that apply to any PhD program: managing life outside PhD, fostering a strong relationship with one’s supervisory team, addressing writer’s block (yes, it’s a real thing), and the benefits of publishing and sharing one’s research as they progress through the program.
Interested in research?
Ready to start your PhD journey? Learn more about postgraduate research degrees: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/study/postgraduate/research-degrees
About the Presenter:
Dr Sophie Dahlenburg
An accomplished academic who earned her PhD in 2022 from the University of South Australia, her research delved into the subject of "Body image in lesbian women: A mixed-methods thesis", exhibiting her dedication to exploring complex themes in psychology. Her work earned her the Tony Winefield PhD Thesis Prize in Psychology, recognising her as the author of the best Psychology PhD thesis at UniSA in 2022.
Currently, Sophie works as a lecturer at the University of Adelaide, where she imparts her knowledge and passion for academia to aspiring students. Her commitment to education and her remarkable achievements in the field of psychology make her an invaluable asset to the academic community.
Beyond her scholarly pursuits, Sophie harbors passion for encouraging prospective PhD students to embark on their own academic journeys. By sharing her experiences and insights, she aspires to inspire and empower budding researchers, demonstrating that the PhD process, though challenging, can be a fulfilling and transformative adventure.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Nexus 10 Hub, Level 7, MBA Lounge, 12 Pulteney Street, Adelaide, Australia