Lilia Mantai

Lilia Mantai
The University of Sydney · Faculty of Business (Business School)

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Senior Lecturer, Academic Lead in Course Enhancement, The University of Sydney Business School. Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy / now AdvanceHE. Associate Editor for the HERD journal. PhD in 2017 on social practices and researcher development in the PhD experience. Research in doctoral education, undergraduate research, academic careers, and curriculum development.
Additional affiliations
February 2010 - October 2015
Macquarie University
Position
  • PhD candidate, Academic Developer, Research Assistant, Tutor

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Publications (28)
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Despite an increasingly competitive academic market, more and more people are seeking a PhD degree. While significant research focuses on skill attainment during PhD candidature and at PhD exit, we know little about the skills that might be present at PhD entry. We developed a data-driven taxonomy and conducted logistic regressions to analyse selec...
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As student enrolments grow and student diversity increases in many areas of higher education, faculty face challenges to support and ensure individual student learning and development. At the same time, active and experiential approaches to learning are recognized for their potential to develop autonomy and critical thinking, among other valuable s...
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This chapter traces work to advance undergraduate research in Australia, beginning in 2010 when there was very little acknowledgement that undergraduate students could do research, and no organisation or government agency that advocated for and supported undergraduate research. We established opportunities for undergraduates to share their research...
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In the neoliberal university, how do doctoral candidates (PhDs) and early career academics (ECAs) experience time? This analysis brings together two qualitative studies in Australian universities: interviews with 64 PhD candidates, and a survey of 522 ECAs on teaching and research experience, and identity and career development. The data is analyse...
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This chapter is a collective autoethnography that reveals the messiness and fractured identities of (non)mothers and (non)researchers in and out of academic contexts. Luce Irigaray’s writing on breath, interiority and autonomy brings together the reflections. In Between East and West, Irigaray (2002) has learnt “the importance of breathing in order...
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Calls for stronger engagement of students in university research and inquiry require shifts in values and relationships, and pose challenges for educational development at all levels. This chapter examines how a model of universities as inclusive scholarly knowledge-building communities has been used in implementing a seven-year programme of academ...
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There are numerous existing resources which claim to discuss the most important factors a potential PhD student should consider when looking for a possible supervisor. Commonly discussed topics include the supervisors’ record and approach, but there is much more to finding a reciprocal and beneficial relationship. This chapter will address some of...
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Aim/Purpose This paper investigates the role of social support in the PhD. Despite universities’ efforts to provide a collegial PhD experience, candidates report isolation and loneliness in doctoral education – a factor contributing to attrition. Background Previous research (Mantai & Dowling, 2015) defined social support in four categories: moral...
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It is commonly believed that the doctorate prepares students for academic careers. While there is wide ranging literature about the development of doctoral students as researchers, preparation for the other aspects of academic careers, e.g. teaching, is mostly absent from the discussion. This qualitative longitudinal study investigated the shift fr...
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How can universities ensure that strategic aims to integrate research and teaching through engaging students in research-based experiences be effectively realised within institutions? This paper reports on the findings of a qualitative study exploring academics’ perceptions of the challenges and barriers to implementing undergraduate research. Acad...
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Title: ’Getting real’ in PhD students’ researcher development The traditional purpose of a PhD degree is the preparation and development of researchers. Surprisingly, researcher development is mainly discussed in regards to post-PhD and early academics and researchers (McAlpine, Jazvac-Martek, & Hopwood, 2009; Sinclair, Barnacle, & Cuthbert, 2013)....
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Doctoral experience and researcher development in different PhD workspaces In the rich vein of emerging research on doctoral learning and researcher development, an understanding of space is comparatively absent. Yet both learning and development occur in and through space: the materiality of spaces such as the lab as well as the imaginings and so...
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1 Learning and Teaching Centre, Macquarie University Questions and Rationale: What does the future hold for our teaching, our learning and our students? Growing interest and practice internationally in engaging undergraduates in research addresses the need to prepare students for professional life when knowledge is uncertain and the future is uncle...
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Purpose – The aim of this paper is to explore the types of social networks and relationships that PhD candidates identify as important in a successful PhD journey. Design/methodology/approach – We use an under-utilised yet rich data source: PhD thesis acknowledgements. The paper employs a sample of 79 PhD acknowledgements drawn from diverse discip...
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Becoming a researcher is one of the roads travelled in the emotional, social, and intellectual process of PhD journeys. As such, developing a researcher identity during doctoral study is a social undertaking. This paper explores instances and practices where doctoral students identify as becoming researchers. Based on interviews with 30 PhD student...
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This paper outlines a preliminary scoping exercise that surveyed how good practice principles around cultural inclusion are currently incorporated into online learning, and more specifically, into Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. Combining good practices principles for learning and teaching across cultures and elements of Universal Instructio...
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In the current teaching methodology, computer-assisted language instruction is considered to be an important tool that helps extend education beyond the classroom and facilitates both interactive and individualised learning. This paper is concerned with the use of on-line activities in teaching a foreign language vocabulary. Vocabulary learning inc...
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This paper outlines a preliminary scoping exercise that surveyed how good practice principles around cultural inclusion are currently incorporated into online learning, and more specifically, into Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. Combining good practices principles for learning and teaching across cultures and elements of Universal Instructio...
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Engaging students when learning new vocabulary, building an environment that allows for collaboration and teamwork and providing approaches towards learning via problem solving is not an easy feat in teaching a second language. To have an activity that incorporates these three strategies in one for both face-to-face and geographically dispersed stu...

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Projects (4)
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To investigate what skills and qualities are requested at each academic career stage in different countries and disciplines
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Research collaboration between Australia and Germany
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To examine the perceptions and impact of direct and indirect measures in Assurance of Learning in Business education. International study. Australian cross-institutional collaboration.