In April, Kristen Lovric presented a proposal of her MPhD research to the ACCELL research team. Kristen’s research is focused on understanding the factors that attract and retain agriculturalists to jobs in Australia’s agriculture industry. Continue reading “ACCELL April Meet-up”
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Working within the veterinary industry is not for the feint-hearted. Despite the perception that veterinary professionals get to play with cute puppies and kittens all day, the reality is very different. Veterinarians endure high levels of work stress and their profession has one of the higher rates of suicide—about four times higher than the general population and twice as likely as other health professionals. Put another way, this rate equates to roughly one every 12 weeks (Hamilton, 2016). Despite the pressures of the profession, it can be as rewarding and personally satisfying as any other. My research focused on developing supportive strategies for veterinary practitioners to enhance their work engagement and well-being. Continue reading “Veterinary Practitioners’ Career and Wellbeing”
The Round 2 A-GRADES questionnaire is now live and awaiting student and graduate participants from any degree or discipline both domestic or international. Access to the online A-GRADES questionnaire can be found here. It takes no more than 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is vital for the construction, validation, and production of this personal employability measure. Continue reading “What’s your employability factor?”
Did you know that metaphor is more than a literary adornment? Metaphor is key to understanding the world, the meaning of life, and communicating with other people. Metaphorical language often goes unnoticed, yet we humans use metaphor in every day talk with one another, in what we read and write, and even in the way we gesture to say something.
For example, take the abstract concept time: “Time is money”, “Times are a changin”, “Times are tough”. Consider how often people use time in relation to a more concrete or physical experience, such as time in terms of space, distance, and movement: TIME AS AN OBJECT MOVING TOWARDS YOU. “The meeting was brought forward to Monday.” Continue reading “Metaphor Identification Research Opens a New Vista on Career and Work”