As higher degree by research students themselves, our SOAR Ambassadors are your peers. They come from different faculties and offer a diverse range of skills.
Most Ambassadors have already progressed through a number of stages of the research journey, including their research proposal, presentation and Confirmation of Candidature. They are well-placed to pass on the knowledge and skills they’ve developed through their own experiences.
Review the list below to find out which Ambassador may be able to provide you with the support you are looking for. For general support, you can select an Ambassador based on the day and campus that suits you.
You can find out more about each Ambassador by selecting their name from the list below. Once you have selected your preferred Ambassador, you can Book an appointment.
Ankje is available on Mount Lawley campus each Friday.
Ankje provides support from her own experience in:
Ankje also offers support in the following areas: academic writing, literature review, developing a research proposal, thesis formatting, referencing (Mendeley), publications (PhD with publications), microsoft Office (incl. Excel and PowerPoint), public speaking (poster and conference presentation), organising fieldwork (including diving and boating) and developing a risk assessment management plan (RAMP), design of posters, booklets and presentations (using PowerPoint, Adobe Ilustrator, Adobe Indesign), video recording and editing (Adobe Premiere Pro), work-life balance and mental health.
Maryam is available on Mount Lawley campus each Wednesday.
Maryam’s top skills are:
Maryam also offers support in the following areas: journal evaluation, narrative review article, Turnitin, referencing (Endnote and Zotero), online academic profile (Research Gate, ORCID and Google Scholar)
Thinh is available on Mount Lawley campus each Thursday.
Thinh provides support from his own experience in:
Thinh also offers support in the following areas: Microsoft Office (incl. Excel and PowerPoint), research design, mixed research methods, teaching English as an additional language (Second Language Acquisition), Survey design and Qualtrics, SPSS, poster presentation, publication, conference presentations, ethics applications.
Minh is available on Joondalup campus each Tuesday.
Minh provides support from her own experience with:
Minh also offers support in the following areas in-depth interview, participant observation, survey development, project management, poster development, conference presentation and public speaking, career development, writing a resume, literature review, publication, academic writing, thesis formatting and great listening to issues related to research journey.
Korey (Kourosh) is available on Joondalup campus each Thursday.
Korey provides support from his own experience with:
Korey also offers support in the following areas: Reviewing literature, social media and research databases for researchers (Research Gate, ORCID, LinkedIn, Google Scholar), conference/proposal presentation, academic writing.
Maria is available on Mount Lawley campus each Tuesday.
Maria provides support from her own experience in:
Maria also offers support in the following areas: Interviews, focus groups and transcripts; referencing (Endnote, EndnoteWeb and Endnote app.); ethics applications; literature reviews; PowerPoint presentations; research methodologies; researcher reflexivity and research journal writing.
Julia is available on Mount Lawley campus each Monday.
Julia provides support from her own experience with:
Julia also offers support in the following areas: Literature reviews, referencing, ethics, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Powerpoint design, conference presentation, public speaking, qualitative research.
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