Tseen Khoo and Jonathan O'Donnell

Tseen Khoo (left) & Jonathan O’Donnell (right), the Research Whisperers

Ever wondered what could make your research life easier, how to navigate grants-speak, or how to build a good professional profile?

Maybe you’re thinking of your first major research project with fear and loathing?

The Research Whisperer is dedicated to the topic of doing research in academia. We’re here to help and encourage.

  • We are not a ‘how to’ guide to doing research, but we do share strategies and practical tips and techniques that work for us.
  • We don’t just talk about funding. Being a successful researcher involves much more than that, and calls on a wide range of knowledge and skills. Who you are as a scholar is a complicated thing.
  • We want to stimulate conversations, so our posts will be opinionated, hopefully constructive, and occasionally exploratory.

We expect that a fair number of our posts will be driven by your questions and interests, so please feel free to share them through our feedback page or Direct Message us on Twitter.

Want to use our material? You are free to reproduce any posts from the Research Whisperer through the Creative Commons “Attribution-non commercial-sharealike” license. We would like to know how you are using our material, just out of interest, so feel free to drop us a line or include the link in the comments section attached to the feedback page.

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11 Responses to About

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  2. Thanks for following “Honey.” I love what your blog is about. When I taught reserch many moons ago, would have loved the help.


  3. Shelley says:

    Thanks so much for the follow. The way we’re spending money, we might need to come back here and read some of your how to articles. 🙂


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  5. J. K. says:

    I’ve just discovered this blog thanks to your featured article: as an undergrad delving into such things for the first time, I’m excited to pick your virtual brains. Quite glad this exists!


  6. Danish says:


    We are interested in using your material for our college blog https://nickledanddimed.wordpress.com/ . Can you provide us with your email id, so we could contact you.



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  9. Carly says:

    Hello, I am from the CAMRT (www.camrt.ca) and I am using an attributed link from your page “Mind the Gap” in a research toolkit section I am creating for our members (this will be in a members’ only area not for the general public). Thanks for creating this great resource!


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