Melbourne Medical School Research Symposium
Held annually, the Melbourne Medical School (MMS) Research Symposium celebrates and showcases high quality research across a wide range of disciplines and is open to all staff and graduate research students in the School.
Head of School Professor Nicola Lautenschlager with Prize winners. Left to right: Associate Professor Lachlan Miles, Dr Maria Di Biase, Professor Nicola Lautenschlager, Mr Peter Georgeson, Professor Jeanie Cheong, Dr Alison Compton.
Held on 3 November at University College, the 2022 symposium was the first in-person symposium since 2018. Being on campus provided attendees with an opportunity to meet other staff and students in the School while learning about the latest research developments from emerging leaders.
This year’s symposium highlights included:
- Presentations by the winners of the 2022 MMS Student and ECR Publication Prizes – find out more here
- Presentation of the new Awards for Excellence in Graduate Researcher Supervision by Honorary Staff
- A panel discussion exploring the challenges, benefits and strategies for embedding diversity and inclusion principles into research practice
- A keynote presentation by Professor Nancy Baxter, Head of the School of Population and Global Health, on her personal experiences in the media and lessons from her clinician researcher journey.
Dr Maria Di Biase, winner of the People’s Choice Award for best Publication Prize presentation, said “It was great to be back in person and to learn about the exciting research happening across the school. I particularly enjoyed the powerful and engaging panel discussion around fostering diversity and inclusion in our academic environment.”
For more information on speakers and presenters, please see the event program.
To find out more about the symposium or to get involved in research support initiatives in the School, please contact the MMS Research Support team: firstname.lastname@example.org