The Early- and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCRs) initiative will provide EMCRs from our Member organisations with additional opportunities for support and growth in relation to connections with policy and practice as well as public health and health services research.
In 2022 we continued our series focused on supporting the use of cohort data by early and mid-career researchers with workshops on environmental health research and mental health research. Later in the year we plan to make available on our website a resource about the major Australian cohorts and how to access them. The EMCR and Co-production Initiatives also co-sponsored two workshops focused on research in Aboriginal communities.
The third in a series of Sax Forum sessions designed to give Early- and Mid-Career Researchers an understanding of the potential of cohort datasets for health research was held on 30 March 2022. The topic of the workshop was ‘Using cohort datasets for environmental health research’.
The session centred on discussion led by an expert panel comprising: Dr Richard Broome, NSW Ministry of Health; Associate Professor Melody Ding, University of Sydney; Dr Lucy Gunn, RMIT University; Associate Professor Geoffrey Morgan, University of Sydney; Mr Joe Van Buskirk, Sydney Local Health District and University of Sydney; Professor Sotiris Vardoulakis, Australian National University. Dr Elly Howse and Professor Michael Frommer from the Sax Institute moderated the workshop.
The objective of this workshop was to understand the opportunities to improve access and use of cohort data by EMCRs and identify any common interests among participants where further focus might be valuable.
Four experts presented at the workshop: Dr Diane Watson, Chief Executive, Bureau of Health Information; Professor Julie Byles, Director, Centre for Women’s Health Research, University of Newcastle; Dr Jessica Stewart, Executive Director, FACS Insights Analysis & Research, NSW Department of Communities & Justice; and Dr Martin McNamara, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Sax Institute.
Watch a recording of:
- Dr Diane Watson, Chief Executive, Bureau of Health Information
- Professor Julie Byles, Director, Centre for Women’s Health Research, University of Newcastle
- Dr Jessica Stewart, Executive Director, FACS Insights Analysis & Research, NSW Department of Communities & Justice
- Dr Martin McNamara, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Sax Institute