Susan’s research focuses on research education and development, research collaboration, and employability.   Adopting qualitative approaches including narrative inquiry her research has benefited from years spent working in higher education, and building strong national and global networks. She was Coordinator HDR Advisor Development within the Graduate Research School for five years.  She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Her most recent research publications have focused on Early Career Research Pathways, and Collaborative Research and its application in different contexts including research writing, doctoral studies, and support for the participation of women in higher education. Her PhD thesis explored Early Career Researcher pathways. She was leading editor on the open access online ebook Confident Supervision: https://jcu.pressbooks.pub/confidentsupervisors/

She has co-authored with collaborators in Europe, North America and the Pacific. Her interest in researcher development has led to the creation and co-creation of several online resources including interactive and integrated forms, online communities, and Blackboard and WordPress sites.  

  • Collaborative Research, Distributed Leadership and Change, Sustainability of Research Capacity, Researcher Development
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  • 2017 - Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2023 - Mentoring Research Development Committee 2023
  • 2023 - Vitae International Conference 2023 Organising Committee

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 15+ research outputs authored by Dr Susan Gasson from 2015 onwards.


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  • 5+ collaborations
  • 4 collaborations
  • 3 collaborations
  • 2 collaborations
  • 1 collaboration
  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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