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Advisor Networks

Early Career Researcher Advisor Network

Early career researchers (ECRs) are academic staff who have completed doctoral studies in the last five years (periods of maternity, career or extended leave will be deducted when assessing eligibility) on any JCU campus and in any discipline.

We invite ECRs who are members of JCU’s academic staff to participate in our ECR training program. We provide a range of opportunities, listed below.

Information on the sessions on offer is provided below. You can only do the face-to-face session OR the online program.

Register for an ECRAN Event here.

Learn about how to recruit the best applicants and build your research capacity through the supervisory experience. Prof Santosh Jatrana has supervised many students to completion and has much experience of working with applicants from diverse clinical and academic backgrounds. The Graduate Research School’s Damian Palmer will help you to become more familiar with the application form and associated administrative processes so that you can guide applicants and their expectations to ensure they have a positive application experience at JCU.

When: Tuesday 8 March 2022 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm AEST / 10:00am to 11:00am SGT via Zoom

Register to attend here.

Zoom link will be provided to all registrants via a calendar invitation.

Details coming soon

When: Tuesday 10 May 2022 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST / 10:00am - 11:00am SGT via Zoom

Register to attend here.

Zoom link will be provided to all registrants via a calendar invitation.

Details coming soon.

When: Wednesday 13 July 2022 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST / 10:00am - 11:00am SGT via Zoom

Register to attend here.

Zoom link will be provided to all registrants via a calendar invitation.

Details coming soon.

When: Thursday 8 September 2022 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST / 10:00am - 11:00am SGT via Zoom

Register to attend here.

Zoom link will be provided to all registrants via a calendar invitation.

Join in a facilitated discussion and breakout groups with other new advisors to consider working with your candidates as they apply for ethics approval to undertake data collection. We will meet Craig Godrey from the ethics team at JCUConnect who will share key resources and policy, as well as some tips and tricks.

When: Tuesday 8 November 2022 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST / 10:00am - 11:00am SGT via Zoom

Register to attend here.

Zoom link will be provided to all registrants via a calendar invitation.

Semesterly Women Advisors’ Network (SWAN)

An opportunity to meet an exceptional Woman advisor, researcher and leader and learn from her experience. A provocation will be raised to encourage you to work together to identify and realise your goals as a research advisor. Access via zoom for all JCU staff from all campuses.

Helene Marsh is Emeritus Professor in Environmental Science at James Cook University. She joins us today to share her perspectives on Higher Degree Research Education based on her experiences as the longest serving Dean and Director of Graduate Studies in Australia. Helene first became Director of Graduate Studies at JCU in 1997 and was the foundation Dean when the Graduate Research School was established in 2003 until March 2018. Helene has been “Top DDOG” (chair of the Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies) on two separate occasions. She has represented the sector and JCU and led the ACGR in key matters including the ACOLA and Broderick reviews. As an active researcher Helene is a Fellow of both the Australian Academies of Science and Technological Sciences and Engineering having received numerous national and international awards for her research. Helene also makes time to supervise, and has 60 PhDs and 21 Master’s completions currently with several more candidates in the pipeline.

When: Monday 16 May at 12pm - 1pm AEST (10am to 11am SGT) via Zoom

Register here.

Details coming soon.

When: Date TBC at 12:00pm - 1:30pm AEST (10:00am to 11:30am SGT) via Zoom

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Meet exceptional leader Professor Catharine Coleborne, President of Australasian Council of Deans of Arts and Social Sciences (DASSH) and Head of School of Humanities and Social Science/Dean of Arts, University of Newcastle.  As a leader in the 21st century she believes  'the future of work is human’ requires an accessible, broad education, inclusive of training that creates new possibilities.For more than 20 years, Professor Catharine Coleborne has been exploring the social and cultural histories of mental illness and the institutions created to confine, treat and assist the mentally ill. As an educator, Cathy is committed to fostering and transferring knowledge to the next generation, helping to guide the future of the humanities and social science fields of inquiry.

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Hear from exceptional leader Professor Maxine Whittaker, Dean, College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences. As Maxine prepares to leave her role as Dean we offer the chance for you to hear about her leadership style. Learn how that style evolved through her experiences of being an exceptional leader within her discipline, as she provided support to health services and development organisations in low and middle income settings, and through her executive roles within the JCU community.

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See resources from our 2020 Advisor Networks Program