Director of research training, Australian National University

Inger Mewburn is the director of research training at the ANU where she is responsible for co-ordinating, communicating and measuring all the centrally run research training activities and doing research on student experience. She runs workshops for research students and is the founder and managing editor of The Thesis Whisperer blog.


  • 2013–present
    Director of research training, The Australian National University
  • 2006–2012
    Research Fellow, RMIT University


  • 2009 
    University of Melbourne, PhD


  • 2011
    Troubling talk: assembling the PhD candidate, Studies in Continuing Education
  • 2011
    Lost in translation: Reconsidering reflective practice and design studio pedagogy, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education
  • 2010
    Learning networks and the journey of ‘becoming doctor’, Studies in Higher Education