Katrina McChesney is a senior lecturer in education at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Her research focuses on adult education, including doctoral education and supervision. She is currently co-leading the #DistanceDoctorates project which seeks to support, raise awareness of, and advocate for candidates who undertake doctoral research off-campus.
In this episode we talk about Katrina’s own experience of undertaking distanced doctoral study – whilst working, having a baby and moving house 11 times!
Katrina then shares the research she has been conducting in the area and the key issues around distance doctorates – both the positive aspects and the challenges.
We finish with exploring the importance of community and how to build that when you are away from the campus community.
You can find out more about Katrina’s work here: https://doctoralresearchbydistance.wordpress.com/
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