College of Health Medicine
John Curtin School of Medical Research
I am an EMCR and an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow at The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU College of Health and Medicine. I am a NECTAR Custodian and also serve as an EMCR member of the College of Health and Medicine Research Committee. My recent science, teaching and community contributions have been tightly linked to ANU life. From the first hands and in-place I know the excitement and difficulties of leadership trailblazing, funding gap handling and communication through the Schools and Colleges.
NECTAR has been an outstanding place that brought up many innovative opportunities to ANU EMCRs. My aspirations in nominating for the NECTAR Co-Chair are to help developing the NECTAR-enabled opportunities further, building on the established strengths and identifying areas of improvement and solutions therein. It will be my honour to contribute to the important problems of EMCR funding in the ACT, diversification of the career possibilities for ANU EMCRs, cross-communication of EMCRs between the Colleges and Schools and building leading positions of ANU as a National University in approaches to EMCR careers and life.
I have been with NECTAR over many years and am serving as NECTAR Custodian from 2021. In my role of the Custodian, among the other important developments I have contributed in setting up a new CHM funding scheme for EMCRs, the TRANSFORM Career Development Fellowships. This has been an exceptionally positive experience that was fuelled by the ideas and principles nurtured by NECTAR and in collaboration with NECTAR at all levels. It was amazing to see our concepts at NECTAR being taken into the plan and then actioned, eventuating a governance change that is now improving lives of ANU EMCRs. Using this success, opportunities are open to address more, and work towards propagating and unifying the positive approaches for EMCR careers and life ubiquitously within the University.