The New Academic – aimed at PhDs, early career researchers and researchers who want to engage with the world outside the academy, this timely book offers practical suggestions and advice on the myriad of ways in which you can share your amazing research stories with the general public.

“Required reading for any academic hoping to engage with audiences beyond the academy.”

Nobel Prize laureate Prof. Peter Doherty

Now out from NewSouth Books: order your copy from the publishers here here, from Amazon here and the ebook for Apple users is here and for Kindle readers here.

Your Time Starts Now! – if you’re doing a PhD at pretty much any university around the world, chances are you will have heard of the Three Minute Thesis competition. This exercise in communication for up-and-coming researchers is probably the best thing you can do – other than writing a thesis, obviously – during your candidature. The skills you will learn and the contacts you will make will be invaluable for the rest of your career. Simon Clews’ comprehensive guide is based on years of training competitors and organizing, hosting and judging competitions all around the world.

In the world of 3MT I can’t think of anyone who has organised more competitions, trained more competitors or judged more presentations than Simon. And I know so many people who’ve been on the 3MT journey for whom his experience and knowledge of the competition have been absolutely invaluable resources. It’s no coincidence that he is often introduced as “the 3MT guru”. But, best of all, behind all this has always been a wicked sense of humour and an unwavering and highly infectious belief that standing and talking in front of large audiences can actually be fun. Your Time Starts Now! puts all this down in print and should be required reading for all potential 3MT competitors.

Eamonn Fahy, 3MT winner at the University of Melbourne, the Asia-Pacific Finals and the U21 virtual competition.

Out now and available from Thesis Whisperer Books here and for the Kindle on Amazon here.

And now – limited edition signed hard copies are available at $11.95 a copy plus shipping. Just contact Simon here to place an order.

Let’s Go Shopping – now sadly (mercifully?!) long out of print, this was a very tongue-in-cheek guide to the wonderful world of mail order shopping. And while Simon was just a little grumpy that the Internet killed what was looking to become ‘a nice little earner’, he was at least happy not to have to lug a box full of catalogues around everywhere he went.

STOP PRESS/LATEST NEWS: as of next March North American readers will be able to buy The New Academic from SourceBooks. Stay tuned for more news on that exciting development! And also check back here for news of Be Visible Or Vanish: Engage, Influence, and Ensure Your Research Has Impact co-written with The Thesis Whisperer and out with Routledge in the very near future.