Early Career Researchers
The Sydney Medical School has a commitment to support and develop the careers of staff who have recently been awarded their PhD. Focused career support during this period has been identified as important for staff themselves, and as a contributing factor towards retaining the best clinicians, researchers and teachers.
The Sydney Medical School identifies Early Career Researchers (ECRs) as those awarded their PhD within the past 10 year period (corrected for absences due to illness, misadventure or family responsibilities). The Sydney Medical School ECR support initiative aims to provide: opportunities for ECRs to engage with fellow ECRs through networking and conference events; notification of ECR-targeted research and travel grant schemes and research development workshops; and tailored career advice.
To this end the ECR Network has been created a means to assist Early Career Researchers with the development of their careers and for networking purposes. This is an active group which meets in person and through its Yammer site as well as running events throughout the year both in person and online. The ECR Network is supported by a range of coordinators on each campus, details for each of these coordinators can be found below.
- School of Medicial Sciences, Associate Professor Rachel Codd (acting)
- School of Public Health, Associate Professor Julie Leask
- Central Clinical School, Dr Brian McSharry
- The Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School, Dr Nigel Clarke
- Westmead Clinical School, Dr Mark Douglas
- Concord Clinical School, Dr Caroline Reddel
- Northern Clinical School, Dr Natasha Nassar
- Rural School of Medicine, Dr Shawn Wilson
- Nepean Clinical School, Dr Stephen Fuller