Last updated June 5, 2018 at 2:25 pm
Rewatch the livestreamed sessions from the EMCR Forum’s Science Pathways 2018.
The EMCR Forum’s fifth national meeting, Science Pathways 2018: Diversify your Thinking, was held in Brisbane on 23 – 24 April 2018. The event brought together early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) and scientific leaders from academia, industry and government.
For those unable to get to Brisbane, Australia’s Science Channel livestreamed several sessions of the conference.
Science Pathways 2018
Diversify Your Thinking presents a highly interactive program with a strong professional development focus for EMCRs.
During the two day conference delegates will explore a range of topics including:
- how to achieve equity in STEM
- how to access funding from non-traditional sources
- the key considerations for interdisciplinary research.
This is Australia’s premier conference for career development of EMCRs from academia, industry and government and offers unique opportunities to network with leading scientific professionals from some of Australia’s top organisations in public and private enterprise.
Opening Address: Dr Christine Williams, Acting Queensland Chief Scientist
Keynote Address: Mrs Natalie Chapman, Managing Director, gemaker
The Ben Chuwen Keynote: Professor Jennifer Martin, Director, Griffith Institute For Drug Discovery, Griffith University
Panel Session – Making Science Inclusive
Dr Soressa Kitessa, Senior Research Scientist, SARDI
Ms Kimberly Olsen, CEO, Trans Employment Program Australia
Ms Rachel Ranton, Inclusion & Diversity Consultant, Westpac
Dr Carly Rosewarne, Research Scientist, CSIRO
Dr Andrew Siebel, Assistant Dean, Diversity & Inclusion, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne
Dr Zuleyka Zevallos, Adjunct Research Fellow, Swinburne University
Panel Session – Looking Beyond Traditional Funding Sources
A/Prof Nikola Bowden, Group Leader, University Of Newcastle
A/Prof Drew Evans, Associate Research Professor, University of South Australia
Dr Asgar Farahnaky, Senior Lecturer And Discipline Leader; Food & Nutrition, Charles Sturt University
A/Prof Chamindie Punyadeera, Principal Research Fellow, QUT
Dr Vino Rajandran, R&D Manager (Plant Breeding & Biotechnology), Hort Innovation
Dr Melanie Thomson, General Manager, Education, Skills and Events, MTPConnect
Panel Session – Forging Success in Interdisciplinary Research
Associate Professor Adrian Carter, NHMRC Career Development Fellow, Monash University
Professor Brad Jackson, Director of the Policy Innovation Hub, Griffith University
Dr Anjali Jaiprakash, Advance Qld Fellow, Australian Centre For Robotic Vision, QUT
Dr Simone Maynard, Principal, Simone Maynard Consulting
Dr Róisín McMahon, Research Officer, Griffith Institute For Drug Discovery, Griffith University
Dr Trung Ngo, Honorary Fellow, Translational Research Institute and University of Queensland Faculty of Medicine