Your Research Career – where’s it heading and what’s your role in it?
What’s the benefit and how do I use social media to build and maintain my research profile
Building collaborations and maintaining wellbeing as a researcher
Dr Freya MacMillan is a Senior Lecturer in Interprofessional Health Sciences based in the School of Science and Health at Western Sydney University. Dr Kate McBride is a Lecturer in Population Health in the Translational Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University. Dr Carolyn Ee is a Jacka Foundation Senior Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University, as well as a practicing GP. All three of these women are ECRs having gained their PhDs in the past 5 years, who balance motherhood with work (with children ranging in age from 15 months to 18 years between them), and have managed to sustain rapidly rising research trajectories post PhD.
This workshop is targeted at clinicians and academics in the early stages of their research careers, who are facing challenges in finding a work life balance that allows for undertaken research productively. The session will focus on initiating and maintaining successful research collaborations to ensure that ECRs can undertake research in a manageable and effective manner, whilst looking after one’s own health and wellbeing. Activities in this workshop will assist ECRs in: defining their mission; finding research opportunities to progress with and others to avoid; identifying appropriate partners to collaborate with and ways of reaching out to form new collaborations; how to work effectively with others; how to maintain collaborations over the long term; and finding strategies to look after their physical and mental health and reduce risk of burnout. Whether you are male, female, purely academic, clinical or a mix of both, with or without parental or caring responsibilities, with little or lots of research experience, if you are in the early stage of your research career, this is the workshop for you!
The healthy habits of a successful grant writer
A panel of researchers who have been previously successful in securing competitive research funding will provide a practical discussion on how the panel members approach grant writing, and the tips and tricks that they employ to be successful. The session will be interactive with opportunities for the audience to pose questions to panel members.A panel of researchers who have been previously successful in securing competitive research funding will provide a practical discussion on how the panel members approach grant writing, and the tips and tricks that they employ to be successful. The session will be interactive with opportunities for the audience to pose questions to panel members.