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How to Be a Happy Academic: A Guide to Being Effective in Research, Writing and Teaching Hardcover – 28 Apr 2018

ISBN-13: 978-1473978799 ISBN-10: 1473978793 Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd; 1 edition (15 April 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1473978793
  • ISBN-13: 978-1473978799
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 2.3 x 24.4 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 567 g
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Similar to most self-help books, How to be a Happy Academic offers its target readers a training manual on self-empowerment. In particular, it provides an insider perspective on seeing, doing and – most importantly – taming academic work.

About the Author

Alex Clark, PhD, is Associate Vice President (Research) at the University of Alberta, and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. He fulfils leadership roles with a number of national research funding bodies across Canada. He regularly writes on academic career development, growth, and leadership, and has led workshops all over the world for a decade for researchers from all career stages on academic effectiveness, writing, and research skills. He speaks nationally and internationally to young scientists from across disciplines on academic career issues, including skills, teamwork, and mentorship. Alex's research has been published in some of the world's most influential journals, including: The Lancet, British Medical Journal, Journal of American College of Cardiology, and Social Science & Medicine.

Bailey Sousa, PMP, is the Director of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) based at the University of Alberta, an entrepreneur, and workplace effectiveness advocate. Bailey has worked as a team leader managing complex projects for over a decade in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures and roles in corporate, social enterprise, and academic settings. Her current role enables her to connect and connect with academics internationally, giving her a global perspective on effectiveness and the challenges faced universally. Bailey's interests and contributions relate to workplace and academic effectiveness, leadership, and teamwork in complex settings; she facilitates workshops all over the word in this area. In 2015, she was also recognized as one of Edmonton's Avenue Magazine's 'Top 40 Under 40' for her contributions in her work and to her city.


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