BioMedVic "Research in Residence" Scheme

Congratulation to Dr Michelle Hall on being selected through a competitive process to take part in the 2017 round of the “Researcher in Residence” Scheme, run by BioMedVic. This is a credit to her excellence as an early career researcher and to her mentors and colleagues in CHESM.

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Michelle is one of three early career researchers from Biomedical Research Victoria Member organisations who will be placed part-time in the Victorian office of a range of state and federal parliamentarians and government agencies.  Michelle will be working with Senator Kim Carr, Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.  

The goals of the program are to:

  • Provide an opportunity for a postgraduate biomedical research scientist to gain an understanding of political and parliamentary processes
  • Enable a parliamentarian to receive background information and advice on current issues in health and medical research
  • Establish ongoing, two way, links between the parliamentarian and the health and medical research community

More information on the scheme can be found here.

We look forward to hearing all about Michelle’s experiences after she undertakes her placement. This is a particularity interesting time for Health and Medical research funding in Australia, and a wonderful engagement opportunity for her.