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.

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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Peter Rosenbaum is a Developmental Paediatrician and researcher with special interests in childhood disability. His research areas include family-centred service - what it is and how to measure it; the natural history and prognosis of children with cerebral palsy; measurement and classification of functional status of children with disabilities; and knowledge translation.

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Tips on approaching authorship, managing feedback from other authors and pulling it all together.

Associate Professor Andrew Davidson is the Medical Director of the Melbourne Children's Trials Centre (MCTC), a Senior Staff Anaesthetist and Director of Clinical Research for the Royal Children's Hospital. He is currently editor-in-chief (elect) for the journal Paediatric Anaesthesia, Associate Editor for Anesthesiology.


Advice on mapping out publications, including the appropriate authors and choosing where to publish. 

Associate Professor Andrew Davidson is the Medical Director of the Melbourne Children's Trials Centre (MCTC), a Senior Staff Anaesthetist and Director of Clinical Research for the Royal Children's Hospital. He is currently editor-in-chief (elect) for the journal Paediatric Anaesthesia, Associate Editor for Anesthesiology.


The research community is evolving. The way in which we quantify legitimate research activities, judge research output, communicate our findings, share ideas and collaborate has changed in recent years. This seminar will explore how the evolution of open access policies, research metrics, peer review, crowdfunding and social media are changing the landscape of academic research. We'll look at how researchers are now more empowered than ever to promote their own work, drive opinion in their respective disciplines, and connect to funders and collaborators at unprecedented levels. As part of this seminar David will look at which platforms are trending in these areas, and provide links to some useful resources.

Dr David Martino is a Senior Research Officer with the Centre for Food and Allergy Research at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and holds an Honorary Research Fellow appointment with the University of Melbourne.

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