Kelsey Inouye

Kelsey Inouye
University of Oxford | OX · Department of Education

DPhil Education

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Introduction
Kelsey's research focuses on doctoral and research writing, post-PhD careers, and academic publishing practices.
Education
October 2017 - October 2020
University of Oxford
Field of study
  • Higher Education
October 2015 - October 2016
University of Oxford
Field of study
  • Higher Education
August 2012 - May 2015

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Publications (18)
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The early phase of doctoral education is a critical yet under-researched period in PhD programs, when doctoral researchers must solidify their thesis projects prior to embarking on data collection. What makes this time particularly challenging is that new doctoral researchers synthesize their research thinking while they are still learning the expe...
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For further details and sign up: https://ln.edu.hk/sgs/student-graduate-agency-and-self-formation-a-hong-kong-symposium?fbclid=IwAR1x7NJwsFVEe2JOJrwedlyQhB675LbqGmJLN0djrwUy5wQY9N7DFy7Jw2Y Conceptual note: What is higher education? What is the role of students in it? The existing scholarly literature mostly posits higher education as a place fo...
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Purpose PhD graduates are increasingly taking non-academic roles outside and inside universities. While effective communication is a frequently mentioned concern among employers, little is known about what actual communication PhD graduates do as part of their work. The purpose of this study is to examine the nature of work-related communication ac...
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The global pandemic has forced academics to engage in remote doctoral supervision, and the need to understand this activity is greater than ever before. This contribution involved a cross-field review on remote supervision pertinent in the context of a global pandemic. We have utilised the results of an earlier study bringing a supervision model in...
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Prior studies of PhD graduates beyond the academy have focused on graduates’ perceptions of work or the views of employers and organizational factors. We argue this bifurcation of individual and structural factors contributes to an incomplete understanding of PhD career trajectories, as it ignores the interaction between individual and structural f...
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This article explores the contested politics of academic authenticity within the African research ecosystem, with particular reference to Nigeria. We show how a fear of “fake” journals is cultivated amongst African academics, with international journal citation indexes being used to adjudicate the credibility of African journals and publishers. The...
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Over the past two decades, identity has emerged as a concept framing studies of early career researcher experience. Yet, identity is an amorphous concept, understood and used in a range of ways. This systematic review aimed to unpack the underpinnings of the notion of researcher identity. The final sample consisted of 38 empirical articles publishe...
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This analysis of 229 editorials and opinion pieces published in science and medical journals explores the affective discourses used to characterise so‐called predatory publishing. Most (84%, n = 193) deploy one or more of three related categories of metaphorical and figurative language (fear, fakery and exploitation) to strengthen their rhetorical...
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This paper addresses the subjective experiences of PhD holders from Switzerland and the UK who pursue careers beyond academia. Drawing on the concepts of organisational culture and culture shock, we examined the challenges that characterise this passage from academia to non-academic workplaces. With an exploratory aim, we analysed 32 semi-structure...
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More than half of PhD graduates work outside academia. Yet we know little of the nature of their post-PhD careers and the conditions influencing them. Further, research to date tends to focus on either individual factors (e.g., graduate perceptions of PhD skills used) or structural factors (e.g., organizational interest in hiring PhDs). Few studies...
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Purpose Teamwork has long featured in social science research. Further, with research increasingly “cross-national,” communication becomes more complex, for instance, involving different cultures, languages and modes of communication. Yet, studies examining team communicative processes that can facilitate or constrain collaboration are rare. As a c...
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Early career researchers’ journey (i.e. doctoral researchers and post-PhDs) is increasingly challenging, but little is known about how they live and interpret their significant experiences, that is how they attribute meaning to these experiences and their associated feelings. Moreover, research about how doctoral researchers and post-PhDs deal diff...
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This article systematically reviews recent empirical research on the factors shaping academics' knowledge about, and motivations to publish work in, so‐called ‘predatory’ journals. Growing scholarly evidence suggests that the concept of ‘predatory’ publishing’ – used to describe deceptive journals exploiting vulnerable researchers – is inadequate f...
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Aim/Purpose: This systematic review synthesizes the literature on doctoral writing and feedback published in peer-reviewed English-language journals between 1997 and 2017 to provide insight into how these topics have been theorized and approached. The goal was to examine how this literature characterizes the development of academic identity in doct...
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The central task for doctoral students, through the process of writing, feedback and revision, is to create a thesis that establishes their scholarly identity by situating themselves and their contribution within a field. This longitudinal study of two first-year doctoral students investigated the relationship between response to supervisor feedbac...

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The aim of this project is threefold: 1) to define the profiles of PhD holders pursuing careers beyond academia in Switzerland; 2) to explore and map individual and contextual factors that influence their career trajectories and work experiences; and 3) to examine the relevance and usefulness of PhD degrees for careers beyond academia. PI: Isabelle Skakni The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (Funding number: 100019_200910/1)
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This research aims to understand the perceived affordances and constraints (e.g., personal, interpersonal and contextual) that influence PhD holders’ career decision-making and work experiences. We are especially interested in their strategies to explore career possibilities and the motivations and incentives that lead them to seek non-academic positions within or outside universities. PI: Professor Lynn McAlpine
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• To reconceptualize the role of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in order to enable them to successfully face current societal challenges and establish satisfactory careers. • To enhance the development of ECRs’ identities and careers through training. Website: www.researcher-identity.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/researcher_id Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union under the project 2017-1-ES01-KA203-038303.