Professor Samantha Bennett

School of Music - Music Technology Convenor
CASS – CASS Research Leadership Program
Formerly: Chair – SoM Education Committee; Chair – SoM Research
Committee; Representative – CASS NTRO Steering Group; Deputy Chair – CASS CEC, CCW; CASS UEC Representative
School of Music
Research School of the Humanities and the Arts
ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences
Types of mentoring: 

I believe mentoring is important because academic life is simultaneously enjoyable, fulfilling and challenging; a good mentor can help you navigate it.

I have been teaching for 18 years and researching for 13, during which time I have experienced numerous changes in the Higher Education sector. I have worked in 2 countries and recognise the challenges faced by academics who have relocated for work. I bring a range of research, education and administration experiences to the role, to include: writing internal and external grant applications; undertaking and completing research for leading publications; strategic research and career planning; building and maintaining an international profile; awards applications; all aspects of teaching & learning, to include: interactive teaching; setting clear boundaries with students; time management; communication strategies; turning great ideas into successful projects; prioritising work and completing tasks; time management and ‘saying no’; navigating academia as a female and/or low SES/ working class academic; dealing with challenging situations & crises; maintaining enthusiasm and energy levels; balancing academia with family life.

My ANU Researcher Profile and Academia profile


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