Hello, and welcome to The Knowledge Mill! The podcast about PhD researchers and their work.
The years spent undertaking my PhD research were among the happiest of my life. Having completed my PhD in 2021 and getting underway with my academic career, I’m reliving those halcyon days vicariously through conversations with my guests.
Each episode of The Knowledge Mill (tKM) features a longform conversation with a different researcher – a conversation that covers their journey to doing the PhD, their PhD Life, the ideas they’re currently swimming in, and their non-academic passions.
tKM is not a podcast about the nuts and bolts of doing a PhD, but rather where each guest’s PhD journey fits into their lives. You’ll hear from people at all stages of the PhD journey: some who have just started and are seeking their research question(s), some who are at the very end and are looking back and reflecting upon the journey, and still others at all points in between.
The podcast is organised by seasons, each of which has a linking theme – typically, a University or Conference. I’m hoping to speak to researchers in all fields, across all disciplines and faculties, and at Universities all over the world. Feel free to take in every episode as we go, or you can cherry pick episodes based on the guest’s research focus.
tKM is hosted by Dr Greg Joachim, lecturer of strategy and innovation at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Greg’s PhD was concerned with the use of human-centred design thinking within the front office of the Sydney Sixers, one of eight clubs in the Women’s and Men’s Big Bash Leagues, Australia’s top-flight T20 cricket competitions. Greg’s doctoral candidature was one of the best times of his life, and so now he relives those halcyon days through conversations with tKM guests.
Greg completed his undergraduate studies at West Virginia University in 2006 (BS Economics) before moving to Australia in 2009. He completed his MBA (2014) and PhD (2021) at UTS, where he also worked as a sessional lecturer and tutor for seven years before assuming a faculty role in 2022.
Outside of his academic pursuits, Greg enjoys watching movies and sports (particularly baseball and women’s cricket), photography, cycling, hiking, travel, reading, and creative writing. He lives in Sydney with his wife and son.