Message from Executive Director: Supporting the career advancement and development of women on a national scale

The career advancement and development of women is a major focus of the Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA), of which Monash Partners is proud to be a member.

A newly formed AHRA network, the Women’s Health Research, Translation and Impact Network (WHRTN) seeks to deliver national impact and better health for Australian women in partnership with the community by:

  • boosting national and international collaboration on women’s health and research
  • building health workforce capacity
  • developing leaders in women’s health, and
  • advancing research and translation.

Recently, 36 female researchers in the early and middle stages of their research careers, from across Australia working in women’s health research and translation, were provided financial support in a bid to facilitate their career advancement.

This was thanks to the inaugural AHRA WHRTN Early and Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) Funded Awards.

We thank all those nearly 300 applicants who applied. We witnessed first-hand so many talented emerging and established researchers demonstrating passion, dedication and innovation in their research. The strong response to these Awards is a testament to the identified need to provide more opportunities to women working in women’s health research.

We look forward to these Awards providing much needed funding to bolster careers and further advance research that improves the health of ALL women in Australia.

Congratulations again to all 36 award recipients who represent women working across the breadth of women’s health research, diverse disciplines and broad geographical spread.

For more on these Awards and to view the award recipients, click HERE.

Stay safe,

Professor Helena Teede AM