Message from Executive Director: New Clinician Fellow and PhD program to support clinical academic careers

Findings from a recent Monash Partners survey, combined with literature reviews, qualitative interviews and consultations with academic and health service leaders, have revealed a lack of clinical academic pathway offerings across all health disciplines in Australia and New Zealand, particularly in nursing, midwifery and allied health. Whilst 95 per cent of the survey respondents believed the clinical academic workforce is important to the delivery and improvement of healthcare, limited opportunities, supports and incentives, were highlighted.

To address this, Monash Partners has developed the STAR (Strategic Translation and Research) Clinician Fellow and PhD Program.

Through this new program we aim to support early to mid-career multidisciplinary clinician academics and their career pathways to build towards independent funding and leadership roles, in the quest to further embed research and translation into healthcare and innovate for better health.

The program will provide fellowships and top-up PhD scholarship funding with mentoring opportunities and additional support and training offered by the Monash Partners team.

Processes and timeframes for the STAR program are being developed and will be highlighted on the Monash Partners website.

Stay safe,

Professor Helena Teede AM