Due to the public holiday being held on Thursday, 22 September, we are unable to host the NDARC Early Career Researcher Networking Event as planned.
We are committed to supporting higher degree research students and early career researchers in the alcohol and other drugs sector, and plan to reschedule the event when possible.
Running parallel to NDARC’s annual symposium, the inaugural NDARC Early Career Networking Event provides the perfect opportunity for Higher Degree Research (HDR) students and Early Career Researchers (ECR) to chat and network informally with peers and senior researchers in the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) sector. Invited senior researchers will include a selection of prominent academics from a variety of backgrounds who will share their career experiences and insight.
This event is open to anyone working within the AOD sector.
Light refreshments and drinks will be provided. Registration is free.
The event will have three main components:
- 'On the Couch' with senior researchers (live-streamed and in-person); consisting of a curated panel discussion with key senior researchers, who will share insights and advice drawing from their experiences, where audience members can ask questions; and
- Career Conversations: Lightning Round (in-person only); where participants can ask questions and connect personally in small groups with senior researchers. Over the 1.5-hour session, participants will have the chance to sit down and rotate between several senior academics; and
- Informal networking (in-person only); a catered informal networking session at the conclusion of the event
Who can I network with?
The following panellists will attend the 'On the Couch' session:
- Professor Julie Bruneau, Professor in the Department of Family and Emergency Medicine, Université de Montréal
- Assistant Professor Nadine Kronfli, Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, McGill University
- Professor Frederick Altice, Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine and School of Public Health
- Professor Donald Weatherburn, Professor at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre and was formerly Executive Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research
- Dr Natasa Gisev, Clinical pharmacist and Scientia Senior Lecturer at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
The following researchers will attend the ‘Career Conversations Lightning Session’.
- Professor Michael Farrell, Director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales
- Professor Matthew Hickman, Head of Population Health Sciences and Deputy Head of Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol
- Professor Natasha Martin, Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health, University of California San Diego
- Professor Peter Vickerman, Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling, Bristol Population Health Research Institute, University of Bristol
- Professor Louisa Degenhardt, UNSW Scientia Professor and NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Director at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), Faculty of Medicine, UNSW, Sydney
- Associate Professor Amy Peacock, Associate Professor at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, and an Adjunct Researcher in the School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Program Lead for Drug Trends.
- Professor Shane Darke, Professor at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales
- Dr Alys Havard, Senior Research Fellow based at both the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre and the School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney
- Associate Professor Rebecca McKetin, Associate Professor at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW, and program lead for the TINA Trials
- Professor Carla Treloar, Director of the Centre for Social Research in Health and the Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney
- Professor Greg Dore, Professor and Program Head, Viral Hepatitis Clinical Research Program, The Kirby Institute
- Professor Andrew Lloyd, Professor and Program Head, Viral Immunology Systems Program, The Kirby Institute.
|1:00pm||Official Event Welcome|
|1:10pm||'On the Couch' with senior researchers|
|3:00pm||Career Conversations: Lightening Round|
|4:30pm||Informal Networking (Catered)|