Panel: Victorian early and mid-career clinician-scientists share their stories (2019)

Discover how our early and mid-career panel members got into research, the challenges and successes they have encountered and what motivates them. The panel included: Dr Sarah Price; Associate Professor Peiro Perucca; Associate Professor Sebastian King; and Dr Sylvie Picker Minh. This panel discussion was part of the LACS event in Victoria in 2019 and […]

Panel: Early and mid career clinician-scientists (2016)

Find out how our early and mid-career panel members got into research, the challenges and successes they have encountered and what motivates them. The panel included: Dr Ken Meyers; Dr Kylie Mason; Dr Peter van Wijngaarden; and Professor Michelle Leech. The early and mid-career panel discussion was part of the LACS VIC 2016 event

Professor Melissa Wake: Keep your feet on the ground and your eyes in the sky (2019)

Professor Melissa Wake describes the path that led her to become a developmental behavioural paediatrician, and how she built her international collaborations. She also talks about the benefits of having three lives: a clinician, a researcher and an individual with your family or your own interests outside of work.   Presented at LACS in Melbourne, […]

Professor Robyn Guymer: More than meets the eye (2018)

Professor Robyn Guymer outlines how spending time with the patient can focus the research question. She explains how being a ‘simple clinician’ can really have a big impact on patient outcomes. Presented at the LACS event in Melbourne in 2018.

Professor John Christodoulou: How to give a killer talk (2018)

Professor Christodoulou shares his expertise in engaging an audience. Learn how to correctly pitch to your audience, prepare visually interesting slides, use humour, acknowledge collaborators and funding sources, and finish with a conclusion.  Presentation delivered at the LACS event in Melbourne in 2018.

Professor Kathryn North: How to never be bored (2021)

“One thing I love about my job and my career is that I’m never, ever bored.” Professor Kathryn North AC, Director of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the David Danks Professor of Child Health Research at the University of Melbourne. She speaks at the Academy’s Victorian Life as a Clinician-Scientist 2021 symposium.

Professor Eric Morand: I wonder what I’ll be when I grow-up? (2021)

“I never wanted to become a specialist, nor a researcher, and certainly not an administrator. Now I am all three and wouldn’t change a thing.” Professor Eric Morand, Head of the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, and Head of the Monash Health Rheumatology Unit. He spoke at the Victorian Life as a Clinician-Scientist […]

Professor Stephen O’Leary: The life of a surgeon-scientist (2021)

“If you’ve been trained as a clinician, you know the best will come out if you combine a deep fundamental knowledge, but also if you follow your heart in terms of motivation. It’s really important, early in your career, to have a broad curiosity across your discipline.” Professor Stephen O’Leary, William Gibson Chair in Otolaryngology […]

Professor Alex Hewitt: A Tale of Two Cities (2021)

Professor Alex Hewitt spoke from his Tasmanian office at our 2021 Victorian Life as a Clinician-Scientist symposium. Professor Alex Hewitt is a Principal Research Fellow at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania, as well as a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Eye Research Australia. His major research interests lie […]

Professor Sherene Loi – 2021 Jian Zhou Medal winner

Professor Loi challenged the dogma that immunotherapy was not possible with breast cancer and led a series of treatment trials that are already changing the lives of her patients. She was also the first to show that immune cell infiltration of breast tumour tissue strongly predicts improved survival in some types of breast cancer, and […]

Professor Hugh Taylor : My life as a clinician-scientist (2019)

Professor Hugh Taylor wants you to think about how much we don’t know – and to open your mind up to addressing those unknowns. There are many opportunities to do so as a clinician-scientist. He is an ophthalmologist, speaking in Melbourne in 2019.

Professor Sharon Lewin: HIV, infectious diseases and beyond (2019)

Clinician-scientists can make a difference during times of great change – you may have no idea what might unfold in your career, but that’s the excitement of medicine and science. Infectious diseases expert Professor Sharon Lewin speaks in Melbourne in 2019.