Future-proofing your research career post-PhD: top tips for doctoral students

Dion Candelaria, Robyn Gallagher, Jeroen Hendriks

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The doctoral journey is known to be fraught with challenges; attrition rates are high, and delayed completions are common because of emotional, social, and financial struggles. A research-focused doctoral programme (i.e. PhD—Doctor of Philosophy) aims to develop the student’s skills in conducting research and producing new knowledge. As healthcare becomes increasingly complex, strengthening research capacity through doctoral education has become a priority for healthcare professionals including nursing and allied professionals. However, the transition from PhD to using the research training as an early career or clinician researcher can also be challenging.

The quality of research training and support during the PhD, beginning with an effective supervision, lays the foundation for future postdoctoral success...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)402-404
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
Issue number5
Early online date18 Dec 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022


  • academia
  • Doctoral students
  • Higher education
  • Career


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