Gemma Carey and Cynthia Banham have been selected to join other outstanding early career female researchers to take part in the ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship mentoring scheme at the University of Melbourne.
This scheme is fully funded by the Australian Research Council and is a part of Professor Joy Damousi’s ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellowship. The program aims to develop research leadership capacity and encourage best practice in research activity. Workshops cover topics including the preparation of publications; writing grant applications; developing networking opportunities; honing presentation and public speaking skills; and conducting ethics in research. Participants will also have the opportunity to present their research; commenting and providing feedback on drafts; and exposing participants to a variety of speakers with shared experiences. The program also offers participants an exploration of a range of skills such as developing career strategies and enhancing career progression.
Over five days, program participants will gain insight into aspects of career advancement and cover the following themes: issues confronting women researchers; identifying career opportunities; engaging in national and international research environment; managing institutional change and developing time management skills.