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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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.

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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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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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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.