CRE Training Lab

A training collaboration between the Centres of Research Excellence at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Each episode presents tools and information on new topics aimed at early to mid career researchers and PhD students.

Sue West gives examples and advice on policy and advocacy work for health researchers. 

Sue West is the Associate Director of Policy and Service Development at the Royal Children's Hospital's Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) and Co-Group leader of Child Health Policy, Equity and Translation at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.

Sue mentioned these web resources:

Australian Institute of Family Studies 

Australian Policy Online

The Mandarin

The Conversation

Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

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Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea shares her experience of professional development through effective networking. Maggie gives tips on how, when, where and with whom to network. 

Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea is a researcher in genetics at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

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A panel discussion on what mentoring is, how it can and should work to help you get the most of a mentoring experience, who might be the right mentor for you and how you can go about finding a mentor.

Professor Stephanie Brown is head of the Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Research Group at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Dr Gabrielle Wilson is a Senior Research Officer at the Bruce Lefroy Centre and a satisfied mentee.

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A strong record not only involves publications but includes grants, knowledge translation, community engagement and being active member of your science community. Alicia talks about the components a strong track record for research, and how to build one.

Associate Professor Alicia Spittle is a Physiotherapist and Post-Doctoral Researcher who leads the motor team of the Victorian Infant Brain Studies group. She is a current recipient of a National Health Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship, a Chief Investigator on two NHMRC project grants and on the NHRMC Centre of Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine.

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