Professional Development Sessions


PD Workshop #1: Consumer Engagement 101

Join us for an inspiring conversation about consumer engagement, and gain practical insights into how to do it well.

Dr Catherine Carmichael is a Victorian Cancer Agency Mid-Career Research Fellow and leads the Leukaemia Modelling and Therapeutic discovery research group at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne. She will present in partnership with Anna, who is a passionate consumer advocate in the field of myeloproliferative neoplasms and other blood cancers, and who has worked with numerous organisations and grant review panels.

Catherine and Anna will use their unique stories and experiences with consumer engagement to teach us practical lessons that we can apply to our research or studies. In their words, there are no silly questions when it comes to learning about consumer engagement, so come prepared to have your burning questions answered!

PD Workshop #2: Enhancing Research Quality with Professor Julie McMullen and Daniel Hamilton

Dive into the replication crisis and the emerging field of metascience, and learn practical skills for improving the quality and reproducibility of your own research with our expert panelists.

Professor Julie McMullen leads the Cardiac Hypertrophy Laboratory and Discovery & Preclinical Department at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. She has extensive experience in the generation and characterisation of exercise-trained mouse  models of cardiac hypertrophy and failure.

Daniel Hamilton is a Research Fellow in the Methods in Evidence Synthesis Unit at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. He is also a Research Project Supervisor within the University of Melbourne’s Master of Cancer Sciences course.

Julie and Daniel will walk us though how the replication crisis developed, how it has impacted medical research, and what we can all do to help address it.