“Empowering the next generation of research leaders”
A career development workshop led by Professor Brendan Murphy
The 4th of May saw Hadyn Williams Fellow Prof. Brendan Murphy once again deliver a very informative workshop. The workshop was well attended by both Early Career Researchers and a number of PhD students. The session covered a number of topics and discussions including:
- The HDR perspective
- What makes a research leader?
- The Australian researcher development environment
- The profile of a successful academic career
- Why does industry want or need PhDs? What are some industry career paths?
- ‘How can Curtin be the factory for the next generation of academic/industry research leaders?’
Prof. Murphy led the discussions but was accompanied by other key Curtin University staff such as Professor Garry Alison (Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research Training) and Professor Brett Kirk (Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Research).
A key element of Curtin’s growth as a research intensive University is to ensure that we provide the best possible environment and opportunities for our emerging researchers. This session contributed toward this ideal and opened a discussion to collectively define the best path forward.