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Academic Writing and Publishing Experiences from an ECR

This BERA-CERA event helped Early Career Researchers navigate the process of academic writing and publishing.


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What is it like to publish during your PhD? How can you continue to publish after your PhD? How is it different to publish a book as opposed to journal articles? How do you navigate the process of academic writing and publishing—ranging from revision to rejection and from solo work to collaboration? What and how can we learn from the publication process? In this session, Yang Hu will begin by sharing his experiences of publishing both during and after his PhD. He will discuss potential issues to consider when publishing from one’s PhD research, possible ways to navigate (and survive and enjoy) the writing and peer review process, and some insights into solo versus collaborative research.

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Keynote speaker

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Yang Hu, Mr

Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University

Yang Hu is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, UK. He obtained his PhD in Sociology from the University of Cambridge (October 2015). His research focuses on changing family, gender and sexual relations, and their...


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Yuwei Xu, Dr

Associate Professor at University of Nottingham

Dr Yuwei Xu is an Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education at the University of Nottingham. Previously he has held academic positions at University College London (UCL) and the University of Portsmouth. With a PhD in gender and early...

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Oliver Hooper, Dr

Lecturer at Loughborough University

Dr. Oliver Hooper is a Research Associate within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, having graduated with a PhD from the same institution in 2018. Oliver’s research explores young people’s...

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