Health Sciences

Professorial Research Development Forum Success

Professorial Research Development Forum Attendees

Over 20 active ACU research staff from the school of Nursing Midwifery and Paramedicine attended the 2 day forum on Professional Research Development at Melbourne’s St Vincent's Private Hospital, Mary McKillop House at the beginning of this month (August 2-3).

The purpose of the forum was to provide active senior researchers with an update on current issues surrounding research and knowledge transfer within ACU and externally, and an opportunity to further develop advanced skills in research grant writing, publications and higher degree supervision.

Professor Patrick Heaven, Dean of Research; Professor David  Thompson, Professor of Nursing - Cardiovascular Research Centre; and Professor Mary Courtney, Head of School, Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine amongst others gave a range of presentations. Professor Sue Kildea, Professor of Midwifery, Brisbane Campus who presented ‘Partnerships in practice: Reforming Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternity services through research partnerships - tips and tricks learnt along the way’.

One attendee shows her appreciation: “It was a great two days and made me realize how hungry I was for the information that was presented and a much needed opportunity to catch up with and link to interstate colleagues.”