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HDR Essentials. GRS Webinar Series. Navigating the World of Academic Publishing.

Presented by Jonti Horner and Chris Dann

Date: 26 May 2021
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Venue: Online via Zoom
Contact: For more information, please contact Rebecca Boddington.
Booking: Please register here.
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This webinar has been designed to discuss navigating the world of academic publishing. Join prolific publisher Professor Jonti Horner and experienced editor Chris Dann as they candidly speak to you about their experiences in navigating the world of academic publishing. They will be sharing their expertise  in a raw and honest account of the ups and downs of getting published!

Professor Jonti Horner

Jonti first became interested in astronomy at the age of five, after accidentally watching a recording of "The Sky At Night". He joined his local astronomical society (WYAS) at the age of eight, and is now honoured to serve as the society's honourary president. Following a four year Masters' degree in Physics and Astronomy, at the University of Durham, Jonti moved to the University of Oxford to work towards his DPhil, which was conferred in 2004 for a thesis entitled 'The Behaviour of Small Bodies in the Outer Solar System". 

Jonti then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Bern (2003 - 2006), and the Open University (2006 - 2009), before spending a year as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Durham (2009 - 2010). He then moved to Australia, spending time at the University of New South Wales (2010-2014), before moving to USQ to take up a position as the Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow. During that time, his research has expanded from studies of the Solar system's small bodies to cover a range of topics in planetary and exoplanetary science, and astrobiology.  

To date, Jonti has published 191 peer-reviewed papers, of which 45 were as first author ( ). In addition, he has written 89 articles for The Conversation, which have been read more than 3.4 million times, and has collaborated on a number of successful ARC grant applications. 

Chris Dann (PhD) , Senior Lecturer

Chris is an inclusive goal orientated educator of 35 years who originally wanted to be a Physical Education Teacher and own his own sports center. While training to be a Physical Ed teacher he was side-tracked and enjoyed teaching so much that he spent the rest of his career as a teacher, Deputy Principal and Principal of schools across Queensland and transitioned to Higher education in 2005. Chris did a research Masters at USC on the internationalization of teacher education training and then went on to develop an application and IP to support preservice teachers in their training. This formed the basis of his PhD. During this time, Chris wrote the initial Primary teacher education program for USC, coordinated the placements of over 1000 student into schools, and published as part of his Thesis by publication.  

Chris published in various journals, edited two books and became an assistant editor of the Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET) in 2018.  In this role he has reviewed and worked with authors internationally and assigns and makes recommendations to the editor for acceptance or rejection of publications sent to him. Chris also reviews for two other journals, the Society of Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE) and Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE). His current research is in the use of Artificial Intelligence in teaching in higher education and more broadly.