with Associate Professor Julia Pitcher
This session will demonstrate to HDR students how to position themselves for success as an early-career researcher. The session will also cover the benefits of networking, and how academics can go about planning for it, doing it and getting the most out of your interactions. This will include some discussion about mentors versus sponsors, and why you need both. In addition, Julie will help our attendees work on developing an “elevator pitch” for networking.
Open Science and Global Collaboration
Transparent or “open” research practices are becoming more common internationally, with a growing pressure from funders to make work accessible and reusable, however it can seem like this is making more work for researchers with limited individual benefits. This session will overview these open practices, but also discuss some case studies where adoption of open practices have facilitated new types of global collaboration, built reputations and connections, and laid the groundwork for a research culture built around collective achievements and the advancement of science, rather than personal glory and ego.
Social media and Research Dissemination
Achieving reach and impact with your research is becoming increasingly important. This workshop will aim to give examples and practical tips for how you can use tools such as social media, the media and public and policy events to connect with others, disseminate your research and further your career objectives. It will include interactive activities and opportunities for discussion of key concepts. Dr Katherine Livingstone is an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow in the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) and chairs the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Social Media Committee. She is actively engaged with disseminating her research and that of the School, and was awarded a 2020 Victorian Young Tall Poppy Science Award in recognition of this.
Teaching and education
This workshop will provide participants an opportunity to reflect on their skills, knowledge and experience of higher education teaching and learning, and plan some ‘next steps’ towards a career incorporating higher education. The workshop will cater to HDR students with varying experience in teaching and learning, from being a novice to the experienced teaching academic looking to create a teaching and research nexus.
Careers for HDR Students Outside Academia
Placements provide valuable learning experiences, allowing students to ‘test the waters’ in industry and gain practical skills and knowledge. It is an opportunity to build networks, expand career pathways and employability, and foster research partnerships to build foundations for future collaborations. This presentation will outline how the program works, what kinds of opportunities are available and how to get involved!