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SOAR Ambassadors

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.

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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 Frouws

Ankje Frouws

Availability
Ankje is available on Mount Lawley campus each Friday.

Training areas

Ankje provides support from her own experience in:

  • Quantitative research design and analysis (SPSS, Minitab, PRIMER)
  • Writing for publications
  • Design of presentations and illustrations

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.

More about Ankje

Maryam Mosavat

Maryam Mosavat

Availability
Maryam is available on Mount Lawley campus each Wednesday.

Training areas
Maryam’s top skills are:

  • Scientific academic writing for research articles
  • Data entry and analysis using SPSS
  • Research ethics

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)

More about Maryam

Thinh Hoang

Thinh Hoang

Availability
Thinh is available on Mount Lawley campus each Thursday.

Training areas

Thinh provides support from his own experience in:

  • Literature review, research proposal and presentations
  • Qualitative data analysis and display (NVivo)
  • Referencing (EndNote) and document formatting

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.

More about Thinh

Minh Nguyen

Availability
Minh is available on Joondalup campus each Tuesday.

Training areas

Minh provides support from her own experience with:

  • Mixed research methodology
  • Early candidature, research proposal and confirmation of candidature
  • Literature searching

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.

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Korey Esfandiar

Availability
Korey (Kourosh) is available on Joondalup campus each Thursday.

Training areas
Korey provides support from his own experience with:

  • Publications (PhD with publications)
  • Referencing (Mendeley)
  • Qualitative/quantitative research (ladder interview, photo-elicitation technique, SmartPLS, SPSS, AMOS)

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 Enriquez-Watt

Availability
Maria is available on Mount Lawley campus each Tuesday.

Training areas

Maria provides support from her own experience in:

  • Mixed methods and qualitative research methods
  • NVivo and coding analysis
  • Academic writing

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 Lane

Julia Lane

Availability
Julia is available on Mount Lawley campus each Monday.

Training areas
Julia provides support from her own experience with:

  • Academic writing, editing, publication and presentation preparation
  • Arts/Humanities methodologies and theoretical frameworks
  • Proposal and thesis formatting and publication/presentation design

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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