CRE Training Lab is a podcast produced by the Centres of Research Excellence at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne, Victoria. The Paediatric Emergency Medicine CRE (including PREDICT) is part of this group. Each episode presents tools and information on new topics aimed at early to mid career researchers and PhD students.
Policy and advocacy
Dec 22, 2016
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.
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Writing a stand out CV
9th November 2016
Elizabeth Bremner and Professor Peter Anderson discuss the best way to present your experience to employers on paper and in person, and outline strategies to help you write a powerful resume and cover letter.
Download podcast here: Writing a stand out CV
Systematic reviews and Cochrane
19th October 2016
Kelly Allen from Cochrane Australia takes us through the ins and outs of systematic reviews, both for those who intend on conducting them and for those who need to know how to read them.
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1st September 2016
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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Engaged research teams
18th August, 2016
“Build it and they will come?” Associate Professors Fiona Russell and Harriet Hiscock share their lessons learned about recruiting the right people, promoting a strong team environment where all members can thrive and what to do if things go a little pear-shaped.
Mastering self promotion and personal branding
1st August 2016
Content: Maximise your scientific profile and personal brand through different social media platforms, including social media outlets such as The Conversation.
- Dr Louise Randall from the Doherty Institute; is an occasional writer for Franklin Women and a science blogger (https://franklinwomen.com.au/category/franklin-women-blog/anne-kelso-franklin-women-blog/).
- Jacquie Tran, sports scientist (http://www.jacquietran.com).
- Alexandra (Ally) Hansen, Deputy Section Editor Health & Medicine for The Conversation (https://theconversation.com/au).
- Elizabeth Bremner, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
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2nd June 2016
Content: 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 the Senior Grants Officer at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and 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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Mentoring – it isn’t just for your PhD
6th May 2016
Content: 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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Building a strong track record
11th April 2016
Content: 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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Knowledge translation and the F words of childhood disability
19th March 2016
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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3rd March 2016
Content: 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.
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Publications and authorship (part II)
12th February 2016
Content: 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.
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Publications and authorship (part I)
12th February 2016
Content: 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.
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The modern research environment
13th January 2016
Content: 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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