Dr. Geof William Hill

Geof holds a Reader position in the School of Education and Social Work (HELS).

Previously he held a Senior Researcher position as Coordinator of Research Supervisor professional development at Queensland University of Technology (Australia). He facilitated online and face-to-face communities of practice for academics to help them advance their understanding and practice of research supervision.

The interest in the field of Research Supervision Practice inquiry emerged from his doctoral inquiry into Higher Education Degree Research practices (Hill, 2002) and, over the course of his tenure in this position he instigated a new online professional development program for research supervisor professional development at Queensland University of Technology. He also developed an online professional development program for research supervisors in Southern Cross University (add Australia) Graduate School of Management and launched the Wordpress blog The Research Supervisor's Friend. https://supervisorsfriend.wordpress.com/ 

Concurrent with his Senior Researcher position at QUT, Geof managed a management consultancy (The Investigative Practitioner) which specialised in professionals undertaking research into their professional practice. Through this consultancy he provided research supervisor professional development both in Australia and in other international countries, including the UK.

An initiative in his own research practice involved publishing his research in cabaret. This started within his doctoral inquiry and continued as a specialist form of expression in his post-doctoral work. More broadly he has worked internationally with research students and academics to advance the ideas of creative ways of research publication. This has been undertaken using his blog and also in visiting academic appointments at several international universities.

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Postgraduate Supervision
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