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.

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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Maximise your scientific profile and personal brand through different social media platforms, including social media outlets such as The Conversation.


Speakers include:

Louise Randall from the Doherty Institute; an occasional writer for Franklin Women and a science blogger (

Jacquie Tran - sports scientist (

Alexandra (Ally) Hansen, Deputy Section Editor Health & Medicine for The Conversation (

Elizabeth Bremner from 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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An overview of what is possible in data visualisation - one of the most important components of research communication, due to its ability to use graphics to effectively convey concepts in a meaningful and engaging way.

Dr Isabell Kiral-Kornek is a Postdoctoral Researcher at IBM Research Australia and a Community Coordinator and trainer at Research Platforms at the University of Melbourne.