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Early and Mid-Career Research Retreat

Our mission is to support and advance the research development and career progression of USQ EMCRs in a university-wide capacity, championing a research mentoring culture that is inclusive, supportive and diverse.

Date: 21 November 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Venue: The Lockyer valley conference and Function Centre, 34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton, Qld 4343
Contact: For more information, or for any dietary requirements, please contact Annette Brömdal.
Booking: Numbers are limited, so those interested in attending are encouraged to register via HR UConnect by Tuesday 12 November, 2019.
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The USQ EMCR Network’s focus is on enriching knowledge, skill-sets, opportunities and aptitude in research development through research scholarship, strategic career planning, collaborative networking and mentoring practices across local, national and international contexts. 

The USQ EMC Research Retreat is an opportunity for academic staff (Levels A-D) to network with researchers from across the University at similar and different stages, to develop community, collaboration and strategic outcomes. This year the Retreat will allow participants to explore relevant knowledge and tools to become successful researchers through engagement in a number of interactive workshops. 

Research Retreat Program

8:00 - 8:30am Arrival, registration and coffee

8:30 - 9:00am Acknowledgement of Country
Welcome and Opening Comments (Prof. Peter Terry)

9:00 - 9:30am EMCR Vision and DVCR Introduction (Prof. John Bell)

9:30 - 10:30am Interactive Workshop: What do EMCRS want, and what are they prepared to give? Networking and conversations about enhancing HDR supervisory skills (Dr Annette Brömdal and Dr Yosheen Pillay) 

10:30 -11:00am Morning tea

11:00 - 12:15pm Interactive Workshop: Knowledge and tools to be and become a successful researcher (Prof. Jonti Horner, Prof. Georgina Barton, A/Prof. Ravinesh Deo and Dr Rajib Rana)

12:15 - 1:00pm Lunch

1:00 - 2:00pm Interactive Workshop: Developing a realistic and successful personal research and development (R&D) plans (A/Prof. Amy Mullens and Dr Benjamin Allen)

2:00 - 2:30pm Alignment and function of ROD, ePrints, Scopus (Dr Samantha Rose)

2:30 - 3:25pm Small group interactive strategy Q&A session with mentor: Knowledge and tools for active researchers, tailored to specific challenges. (A/Prof. Beata Batorowicz and Dr Carol du Plessis)

3:25 - 3:45pm Afternoon tea

3:45 - 4:15pm Interactive Conversation: How can we make use of media interactions and engagements to positively build our research career? (Kirsten MacGregor)

4:15 - 4:30pm How do the sessions above help participants plan their career progression through the lens of research? (Prof. John Bell)

4:30 - 5:00pm Review, Evaluation of EMCR Retreat, and Farewell