People. Policy. Place. Seminar Series 2017 - “Pitching Research”…to an academic expert – a difficult task made easier


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Presenter:  Professor Robert Faff, Director of Research, UQ Business School, The University of Queensland

Date: Apr 13, 2017

Time: 10:30am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Norther Institute, Charles Darwin University
T: 08 8946 7468
E: thenortherninstitute@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Savanna Room)

Target audience:  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - ALL WELCOME

Northern Institute Presents People, Policy, Place Seminar Series 2017

Professor Robert Faff
Director of Research, UQ Business School
The University of Queensland

Abstract
In this paper I build on Faff’s (2015) pitching template framework that provides a succinct and methodical approach to pitching a new research proposal to an academic expert. Notably, I argue that the pitching tool can be used as (a) a research planning tool (e.g. Chang and Wee, 2016; Menzies, Dixon and Rimmer, 2016); (b) a research skills development tool (Faff, 2016b); (c) a research learning tool (Faff, Ali, et al., 2016; Faff, Wallin, et al., 2016 and Ratiu, 2016); (d) a research agenda setting  tool (Maxwell, 2017; Nguyen, 2017); (e) a research mentoring tool (Faff, Godfrey and Teng, 2016; Ratiu, Faff and Ratiu, 2016); (f) a research collaboration tool (Wallin and Spry, 2016); (g) research engagement & impact tool (Faff & Kastelle, 2016); and (h) research led teaching tool (Faff, Li, Nguyen & Ye, 2016). Moreover, the current paper provides an update on an extensive array of supplementary online resources. Most notably, to demonstrate that the pitch template is readily adaptable to many fields, a library of completed examples currently spans ONE HUNDRED and FIFTY alternative research areas. Other online materials and support include: web portal (PitchMyResearch.com); YouTube videos; themed pitch days; pitching competitions. Also, this project has been identified as one of 30 Innovations that Inspire across the AACSB network worldwide Business Schools.

About Professor Robert Faff
Robert Faff is Professor of Finance and Director of Research at the UQ Business School. He has an international reputation in empirical finance research: securing 13 Australian Research Council grants (funding exceeding $4 million); >300 refereed journal publications; career citations >9,400 (Google Scholar); and a h-index of 50 (Google Scholar). His particular passion is nurturing and developing the career trajectories of early career researchers. Robert has supervised more than 30 PhD students to successful completion and examined 50 PhD dissertations. Building on a 35-year academic career, his latest passion is “Pitching Research”, now gaining great traction domestically and worldwide as exemplified by: (a) >8,600 SSRN downloads; (b) >160 pitching talks/events; (c) at 33 Australian universities; and (d) spanning 34 different countries. In addition, Robert is Editor-in-Chief of Pacific-Basin Finance Journal and was the former Editor of Accounting and Finance (2002-2011). Read Professor Robert Faff’s full profile HERE

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