Simon has a number of books available to help with your writing, presenting and communication needs, plus one that deals with the now prehistoric topic of mail order shopping – but that’s in the very dim, distant past! Have a browse below, then get out your credit card and start shopping!
Hot off the presses is Be Visible or Vanish – Engage, influence and ensure your research has impact, an indispensable and eminently practical guide to making yourself heard both inside and outside academia co-written with The Thesis Whisperer herself, Inger Mewburn, and out now with Routledge. You can find it at all the usual physical and digital book retailers or go straight to the publisher here.
The New Academic is 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 and available from all good bookstores, both physical and online.
And excitingly The New Academic is now available in the States through sourcebooks where it has this beautiful cover:
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.
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.