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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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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Tips on preparing grant applications that are most likely to get funded, with a focus on applications to the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.

Dr Chrissandra Zagame is a Senior Grants Officer at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. Professor Melissa Wake is Associate Director of the Centre for Community Child Health and heads the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute's Community Health Services Research Group.

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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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