Lunch and Learn Research Information Sessions
The Melbourne Medical School delivered the first of a series of Lunch and Learn information sessions, specifically for early career researchers, on Strategies to Elevate Your Research Profile on September 7, 2018.
The one-hour program delivered strategies and tips for success from Professor Colin Royse and Professor Alistair Royse, both from the Department of Surgery (Royal Melbourne Hospital) and Associate Professor Elif Ekinci, the Department of Medicine (Austin Health).
Topics covered included an in-depth look at how academics are using LinkedIn, and other social media platforms, to maximise their research profile and strategies for representing research within the mainstream media.
Presentations from Kathryn Powley, Media Advisor for MDHS, and Imogen Crump, Editor for Pursuit, gave researchers insight into how to work with the media and write for Pursuit.
The live session was simultaneously broadcast using Zoom Webinar, a new way to deliver the same content in real-time, ensuring researchers who were unable to attend the event held at the Parkville campus did not miss out.
Plans are underway for future Lunch and Learn sessions early next year and we will continue to utilise Zoom Webinar to broadcast and record the event for rural and remote researchers.
Lunch and Learn Resources
A resource page is now available on the School's intranet where you can view the live recording, download the slide deck and find other helpful resources on Strategies to Elevate Your Research Profile https://medicine.unimelb.edu.au/staff-resources/research-support/research-resources (University login details required).
For more information on the Lunch and Learn initiative, or to make suggestions for topics for future sessions, please contact Research Manager Dr David Lane firstname.lastname@example.org.