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Life as a Clinician-Scientist Allied Health Symposium 2024

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Explore the possibilities of a fulfilling career combining your clinical practice with health research.

Our Life as a Clinician-Scientist symposia are designed to inspire health, medical and sciences students, early career researchers and cliniciansΒ to pursue a career as a clinician-scientist.

What is a clinician-scientist?

Clinician-scientists combine clinical practice with health research, allowing them to take their insights from working with patients to answer fundamental scientific questions and ultimately improve patient care.

Our online Allied HealthΒ symposium offers a unique platform to hear fromΒ leading experts in the field and learn about the many pathways to this exciting career.Β 


Chaired by Professor Kim Bennell FAHMSΒ (Melbourne Laureate Professor and NHMRC Investigator Fellow, Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne)Β and Professor Catherine Sherrington FAHMSΒ (Professor, The University of Sydney and Sydney Local Health District), our speaker line-up includes:

  • Professor Lauren Ball, Chair of Community Health and Wellbeing, The University of Queensland
  • Andrew Davison, Chief Allied Health Officer, NSW Health, Ministry of Health
  • Associate Professor Kade Paterson, Principal Research Fellow, Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, The University of Melbourne and Certified Sports Podiatrist, Lakeside Sports Medicine Centre
  • Dr Mihiri Silva, Clinician-Scientist Fellow, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Consultant Paediatric Dentist, Royal Children's HospitalΒ and Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry, The University of Melbourne

Attendees will have the opportunity to seek advice from our expert speakers, with plenty of time for questions.Β Don’t miss your chance to hear from some of Australia's leading Allied Health clinician-scientists.

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