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Lifespan Research Network

The Lifespan Research Network is a diverse community of researchers from The University of Sydney and affiliated Centres and Institutes devoted to the study of human health and development across the stages of life.

New Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health

Prof Kate Steinbeck

The Network is pleased to congratulate Professor Kate Steinbeck on the recent launch of the Centre of Research Excellence in Adolescent Health funded by the NHMRC.

Led by Professor Steinbeck, together with Professor Rachel Skinner, the CRE aims to Create new knowledge that inspires and informs the future of adolescent health.

The CRE brings together an Australia-wide network of interdisciplinary experts from universities around Australia.

To achieve their goals, the team will focus on three key areas:

  • developing robust and ethical methods for youth engagement in research
  • investigating the economic implications of inadequate health care provision for adolescents
  • researching the role of health policies to understand how adolescents can benefit from policy and practice initiatives.

Research Support Open Morning

Couldn’t make it to the Research Portfolio’s Open Morning on 12 October, 2018? Take a look at this comprehensive news item (intrantet), which provides panel summaries and links to the live stream recordings and other contacts and resources for researchers.

Panel topics include:

  • Research strategy panel
    ARC and NHMRC funding
    Diversify your funding
    Research facilities and tools
    How to get the most out of the ethics process
    Running a clinical trial at the University of Sydney
    Research integrity, authorship and collaboration
    Engagement and commercialisation
    Research management – running a successful research project
    Rankings, data analysis and reporting
    Researcher Experience – helping professional staff to understand and support our researchers better.


Current opportunities for researchers: Applications are now open for a range of grants, awards, fellowships, conference and travel grants with closing dates in the coming months.

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