A long journey: the experience of writing a thesis

Every Wednesday during the month of August, the Office of Doctoral Studies will present a seminar series centred around the theme of "A long journey: the experience of writing a thesis". The presenters will be our own recent graduates from higher research degrees, Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

Using theory: Its influence on writing

Date: Wednesday 8 August 2018
Time: 4-5.30pm
Venue: Room 458, Education Building A35
RSVP: No need to RSVP, just turn up on the day


Christine Grice is a lecturer in Educational Leadership in Sydney School and Social Work. Her research interests are in leading as practice and practice theory, pedagogical leadership, distributed leadership and middle leadership in school settings. Christine is a former principal and has over a decade of leadership experience in schools in Australia and the UK. Christine was recently awarded the International Journal of Leadership in Education Emerging Scholar Competition award (2018) graduate student award. She is currently an ACEL Australian Council for Educational Leaders New Voice Scholar in Educational Leadership Research. She completed her PhD in 2017.

Kristy O’Neill completed her PhD within the Sydney School of Education and Social Work in 2018. Her research was partially funded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and investigated the relationship between early development environment and Olympic success. Kristy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education (Secondary: Human Movement and Health Education) and has worked in several professional, teaching and research-focused positions in higher education since 2009. Currently, Kristy works with Widening Participation and Outreach at The University of Sydney. Her role entails the coordination of academic enrichment and tertiary preparedness workshops in high schools across South-West Sydney and Central West NSW, which seek to assist traditionally under-represented cohorts of students navigate their way towards participation and success in higher education.

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