2023-24 Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research close 7 January 2023

Applications are now open for the 2023-24 Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research.

Proudly supported by the Victorian Government, the Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research recognise the exceptional contributions of Victoria’s early-career health and medical researchers, with winners of the five category awards receiving $5,000 and an additional $15,000 granted to the Premier’s Excellence Award winner.

For more information on the Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research, including how to apply, please visit the Department of Health’s website at Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research | health.vic.gov.au

2024 Opportunity: short-term, part-time research fellow role to support quantitative analysis and write up of clinical trial and cross-sectional diabetes PROM data.

Details as follows:

  • Role: To conduct data analysis, and contribute to the preparation of outputs, for two externally funded behavioural diabetes research projects: 1) a clinical trial requiring analyses of PROMs, as well as their contribution to the prediction of biomedical outcomes; 2) secondary analyses of a multi-country merged cross-sectional dataset with shared PROM assessments. PROMS of relevance will include, for example, diabetes-specific measures of quality of life, distress, self-efficacy, self-care, stigma etc…
  • Expected timeframe and fraction: ~11 months at ≤0.8FTE, from late Jan 2024.
  • Position: Research Fellow (Level B, step 1) or Associate Research Fellow (Level A), depending on qualifications / experience.
  • Tasks: Finalisation of data analysis plan; management, cleaning, scoring and secondary analysis of incoming quantitative data (from externally managed studies); interpretation and write up of results. Work with the ACBRD project leads (Liz Holmes-Truscott; Jane Speight) to achieve time-bound reporting milestones and co-author manuscripts.
  • Experience / expertise:strong statistical analyses skills, ideally with experience in multi-site clinical trial data, and large cross-sectional datasets; strong verbal and written communication of results; experience utilising PROM data.
    Desirable: experience in diabetes research and / or use of above PROMs in diabetes or similar health research contexts.

*The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (part of the School of Psychology and the Institute for Health Transformation). For more about the ACBRD, please visit: https://acbrd.org.au/

WCEH 2024 Call for Speakers closing soon, 8 December 2023

Call for Speakers closing soon – 8 December 2023 (GMT+8).  Submit your abstract by 7 December to ensure it makes the cut-off.

Registrations now Open for the 17th IFEH World Congress on Environmental Health being hosted in Perth, Western Australia, on 20 – 24 May 2024.

17th IFEH World Congress on Environmental Health (wceh2024perth.com)


Call for Abstracts Extended – Emerging Health Policy & Economics Research Conference new date – 5 Feb 2024

The Menzies Centre for Health Policy & Economics is pleased to confirm the revised date for its Emerging Health Policy & Economics Research Conference – now Monday, 5 February 2024.

As such we have extended the Call for Abstracts, now closing Wednesday, 6 December 2023.  Abstracts should be submitted online at Oxford Abstracts

Streamline update
Now live – new admin system for animal ethics and biosafety approvals!

The Streamline Program has launched the ResearchPoint system for animal ethics and biosafety/biosecurity approvals.

Go to the system here: https://researchpoint.deakin.edu.au/

What is ResearchPoint?

ResearchPoint is an end-to-end research administration system that will be used for research applications, research integrity and governance, research funding and project management at Deakin.

The release of animal ethics and biosafety approval functionality will be followed by human ethics approvals in Q2 2024, then research funding and project management in late 2024.

The system link and support material is available at various sites across the Deakin online network where research approvals is located.

You can also find everything you need to know about ResearchPoint, including training, on the ResearchPoint Hub. 

Upcoming demonstration
There will be a system demonstration in December, so stay tuned for an invitation from the Streamline Program. Take a look at the demonstrations to date:

Faculty of Health Thinkers/Industry Experts in Residence (TIER) Program

Applications for TIER during the second half of 2024 (July to December) are now open. 

This program is designed to bring world leaders, senior high level strategic thinkers, from academia or industry to Deakin University for a 1-to-2-month period. Thinkers/Industry Experts in Residence (TIERs) will be leaders in academia/industry who bring a broad understanding of their field or industry sector in the context of future thinking and are willing to work in close collaboration with Faculty of Health staff across multiple disciplines. Applicants from partner organisations, academic or industry, will be looked upon favourably.

Please note that the Faculty will have a limited budget and only the highest quality TIERS can be supported.

The Guidelines and application form are available from the Faculty of Health Research SharePoint


Applications close 10:00am Monday 11 March 2024 – submit to health-rcs@deakin.edu.au

All queries should be addressed to health-rcs@deakin.edu.au


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