Academics do research, but they also teach students. So how do you balance teaching, while also carrying out research?
Dr Kirsty Shaw is a senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. We met during a workshop and took the opportunity (while rattling around on a bus in Vietnam) to talk about Kirsty's experience of academia, how she interacts with students, and her tips on balancing different roles.
Kirsty also talks about the benefits of having a research mentor, somebody who can help you hold yourself to account, as well as share their wisdom on how best to work in academia.