Aussie Unis involved in match-making to advance research skills
Published on 26 Apr, 2012Media Contact:
For Immediate Release
Four of Australia's universities will use cross-institutional match-making to ensure health related researchers have the most relevant experienced mentors for one-to-one research professional development...
There are four partners in the Health Collaborative Research Network which has $5.53 million in Commonwealth funding to develop partnerships between CQUniversity, Curtin University, Queensland University of Technology and The University of Queensland.
The new HEALTH CRN Research Mentor Program is open to all health-related researchers from the partner universities. It is intended that mentors and mentees will come from all of the partners.
Researchers interested in being a mentor or mentee are encouraged to visit www.cqu.edu.au/crn.
HEALTH CRN Director Professor Sonj Hall says the mentor program will give researchers a confidential sounding board to discuss and strategically plan research career pathways and to gain professional development advice from experienced researchers.
"There will be benefits for both researchers and their mentors," Professor Hall says.
CQUniversity's Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Chad Hewitt says the HEALTH CRN will assist in providing appropriate introductions and initialising relationships.
"The Research Mentors Program is just one of the exciting collaborative programs that is being rolled out as part of the HEALTH-CRN"
"Researchers will be able to access individually tailored programs to complete short-term exchanges and access specialised equipment across our network. This is all part of the effort in building sustainable research capacity at CQUniversity."
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The HEALTH CRN allows researchers to engage in collaborative opportunities with partnering universities, receive research training and mentorship and increase research capacity at CQUniversity.
Researchers interested in accessing the HEALTH CRN are encouraged to visit www.cqu.edu.au/crn