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.

How long does it take? The writing practices of HDR researchers

Date: Wednesday 15 August 2018
Time: 4-5.30pm
Venue: Room 458, Education Building A35
RSVP: No need to RSVP, just turn up on the day


Meghan Stacey is a former high school English and Drama teacher and current academic with the Sydney School of Education and Social Work and the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney. Regularly attending and presenting at both domestic and international conferences, Meghan has published a number of journal articles and book chapters in a range of well-regarded international publications. Meghan’s primary research interests are situated within the nexus between sociological theory, policy sociology, and the experiences of those subject to systems of education. Taking a particular interest in teachers, her research considers how teachers’ work is framed by policy, as well as the effects of such policy for those who work with, within and against it. Meghan’s PhD, entitled Early career teachers’ negotiation of a marketised hierarchy of schools: From the safety net to the high wire, was conferred in April 2018. Meghan currently works as the editorial assistant for the academic journal The Australian Educational Researcher, and as a research associate on various projects within the University of Sydney. Meghan regularly tutors and lectures and was the recipient of a 2016 Faculty of Education and Social Work Excellence in Teaching Award.

Xuan Wang completed her PhD from the University of Sydney in 2017. She is currently an assistant professor at the School of Foreign Studies, Northwestern Polytechnical University. Her research interest is the relationship between vocabulary knowledge and reading ability. Her results of research have been presented in the 2018 conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) in Chicago. She is also a highly skilled bilingual teacher in AMEP and IELTS, curriculum design and program evaluation.

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