12 Aug 2024 9:00am2:00pm

About the workshop

The 2024 TRI EMCR Professional Development Workshop will help you understand some of the key issues confronting early and mid-career researchers. It includes four key issues: human ethics, clinician-researcher collaboration, social media (and streaming) addiction, and avoiding burnout.

In the first session, we dive into ‘Human ethic applications'. Our ethics experts will provide an overview of the application process and share invaluable insights on common mistakes people make. They'll also provide tips on multisite studies and the difference between QUT, UQ/Mater and MSH process.

In the second session we look at ‘clinician-researchers’ - hearing from a successful clinician-rsearcher on their career journey and the panel of clinicians and scientists on what makes a successful scientist-clinician collaboration (just in time for your LINC grant applications). 

Following this session, we will hear from neurologist Professor Selena Bartlett on ‘social media addiction and how we can better manage it'

Psychologist and burnout expert, Margie Ireland, is presenting the final talk - ‘recognising the signs and how to manage and avoid burnout'

Who should attend

This workshop is open to all early and mid-career researchers at TRI, including research assistants and laboratory support staff. We also welcome clinicians from our partners, Queensland Health and Mater.

  Below you can download the full program, register and view details on the speakers.


Speaker 1

A/Prof Fiona Simpson - NHMRC Leadership Fellow, The University of Queensland

Presentation title: 'Navigating Human Ethics'

Fiona is an NHMRC Leadership Fellow. She is the Deputy Chair of the UQ LNR Ethics committee and a member of the MSH ethics committee. She has recently been appointed the Research Integrity Officer for Dutton Park, UQ Campus.

Speaker 4

Isabell Putt - Ethics and Governance Coordinator, Metro South Health

Presentation title: 'TRI Partner Panel, including Q&A'

Isabelle Putt is a start-up specialist based at the Princess Alexander Hospital Cancer Trials Unit, and Research Assistant for Mater Research with Professor Gandhi's Blood Cancer Research Group. She primarily coordinated the regulatory start-up of a project from site selection to SSA Authorisation for new research projects, including the respective ethics, governance submissions. She works alongside the team to prepare, and project manage the operational and regulatory administrative aspects of new clinical trials from feasibility to close out, maintaining compliance with relevant legislation for the life of the study.

Speaker 3

Linda Dunn, Research Ethics Coordinator, Queensland University of Technology

Presentation title: ''TRI Partner Panel, including Q&A'

Linda has a background in medical research and clinical trials. As the Research Ethics Coordinator in QUT’s Office of Research Ethics and Integrity, Linda provides ethics advice and support to researchers and reviewers for human research studies across all Faculties and Divisions. The range of ethics applications at QUT are broad, covering qualitative and quantitative research, including studies from the health sciences, interventional research studies and some clinical trials. Coordination of the human ethics team and support of the UHREC Chair and committee, particularly for higher risk and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, are key components of the role. 

Speaker 2

Dr Lauren Aoude - Senior Research Fellow, The University of Queensland

Presentation title: 'Panel Discussion: navigating clinician and scientist collaborations'

Lauren Aoude is a senior research fellow at the UQ Frazer Institute. She completed her PhD in Melanoma Genetice at QIMR Berghofer in 2014. She joined the Surgical Oncology Group in 2016. Lauren’s research primarily focuses on ways to better predict treatment responses and outcomes for patients with cancer, particularly melanoma and oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Her research integrates genomic sequencing data with clinical, pathological and imaging information. The results of her research aim to inform treatment decisions and improve health outcomes for patients through the integration of genomics into the clinic.

Speaker 7

Dr Phillip Johnson - Director of operations, Queensland Cord Blood Bank

Presentation title: 'Panel Discussion: navigating clinician and scientist collaborations'

Phillip Johnson is the Director of Operations and Scientific Director of the Queensland Cord Blood Bank At The Mater – one of three TGA licenced and FACT accredited public cord blood banks operating within Australia, and the Director of the Cellular Therapy Unit – Mater Pathology. He's a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy representing the International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy and actively collaborates with a diverse range of researchers and clinicians looking to develop and advance cord blood derived cellular therapies.

Speaker 6

Prof Josephine Forbes - Group Leader, Mater Research Institute

Presentation title: 'Panel Discussion: navigating clinician and scientist collaborations'

Professor Jossphine Forbes is a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow. She leads the Glycation and Diabetes Complications Research Group at Mater Research with a team of 10 researchers. Josephine is the author of over 160 scientific publications with her research currently focused on diabetes and its' complications. Josephine's lab is investigating new treatments for diabetes and the devastating chronic complications associated with it such as kidney disease, blindness, amputations and heart disease. With this research, Joesphine aims to build a greater understanding of the biologocal basis of diabetes in connection with a broad range of cronic diseases and develop preventative strategies and innovative treatments to improve patient outcomes.

Speaker 3

Dr Adam Frankel, Lead Clinician, Metro South Health

Presentation title: 'Panel Discussion: navigating clinician and scientist collaborations'

Dr Adam Frankel is a consultant surgeon in the upper gastro-intestinal and soft tissue unit at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. He holds a conjoint appointment with The University of Queensland. His research background is in cancer genomics but he is now mostly active in clinical research and teaching. 

Speaker 3

Dr Andrew Swayne, Director of neurology, Mater hospital brisbane

Presentation title: 'Panel Discussion: navigating clinician and scientist collaborations'

Dr Andrew Swayne is the Director of Neurology at the Mater Centre for Neurosciences. Dr Swayne’s clinical interests include multiple sclerosis, neuroimmunology, stroke medicine and general neurology such as headache, movement disorders and epilepsy. He works in both the MS and stroke clinics at the Mater. Dr Swayne combines his clinical work with a strong interest in research with a focus on improved patient outcomes in both multiple sclerosis and other neuroimmunological conditions such as autoimmune encephalitis in which he has completed a PhD entailing a multimodal study including advanced magnetic resonance imaging.  

Speaker 3

PROF Selena bartlett - Professor, Queensland University of Technology

Presentation title: 'Social media addiction – what is it and how can we better manage it?'

Professor Selena Bartlett is an international leader in the field of Translational Neuroscience. As a Group Leader of Neuroscience and Neuroplasticity at the TRI and a Professor in the School of Clinical Sciences at QUT's Faculty of Health, her work has garnered international recognition. Previously serving as Director of Medications Development at the University of California, San Francisco, Professor Bartlett's three decades of brain research are further augmented by her credentials as a registered Pharmacist and counsellor. She is an author of 110 scientific research articles and has penning three public-oriented books. As host of the Thriving Minds podcast, she aims to democratise access to the latest scientific advances. 

Speaker 8

Margie Ireland, author, Psychologist, Leadership Coach, facilitator & speaker

Presentation title: 'Recognising signs of burnout and how to manage'

Margie has been coaching and consulting to organisations for 20 years. This includes being an owner and partner in two businesses as well as leading and coaching teams in executive recruitment and search firms. Previously she had a ten-year career in IT. Margie is a professional and polished workshop facilitator and presenter. Her ongoing research investigates Leadership capability, Performance and Employee Wellbeing. She further explores the mechanisms that increase and decrease stress in the workplace. Margie has worked with professional services, mining and resources, Non-for-Profit, State Government and Retail.