Traversing Through Reversing: Using Doctoral Studies to Juxtapose Research with Practice

  • Lindy Kimmins
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods book series (PSERM)


My practice has always afforded me great interest and pleasure and, as my working life has now concluded, I feel compelled, despite the eleventh hour, to write my doctorate about it. Thus, my research journey is a backwards affair as I retrace my steps from where I am now to the beginning of my practice. My practice was a peer-assisted learning program where experienced students guided novice students with their studies. My time and effort were devoted to managing the program; research was (almost) a luxury. Now retirement offers me the opportunity to research my life’s practice and passion. As I reflect for this chapter, I have drawn parallels between my journey and those of Alice’s into wonderland and the world beyond the looking glass.


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  • Lindy Kimmins
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  1. 1.University of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia

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