Policy, Research & International

Student and Early Career Group (SECG)

Approximately 25% of AAG’s total membership comprises clinical, research and professional student and early career group members. They are each associated with the local State/Territory or chapter division of the AAG which hold regular educational, professional development and social events for members. Student and Early Career Group members around the country get together for a dinner and AGM at the AAG National Conference held in November each year. Those seeking a more active involvement also have the opportunity to take on executive and/or representative roles at a local or national level.

The objectives of this group are to:

  • Promote better communication amongst student and early career practitioners and researchers;
  • Establish regular student and early career interest group meetings at State level;
  • Provide a link with similar groups overseas and explore opportunities, exchange programs and share activities; and
  • Provide support and opportunities to group members interested in developing leadership roles within the AAG.

Key Benefits of Joining the AAG Student and Early Career Group:

  • Participate in educational, professional development and social events at the local and national level
  • Network with other like-minded early career professionals through events and dedicated online communities
  • Expand international connections and encourage the sharing of ideas and achievements
  • Provide opportunities to connect with mid to late career professionals through informal networks and mentoring programs
  • Apply for members only awards and bursaries offered by the AAG
  • Access to discounted AAG Membership and the National Conference registration
  • Develop leadership skills and help shape the future of the AAG

Key Contacts for 2018 SECG Working Groups

  • Constance Kourbelis (President)
  • Rachel Ambagtsheer (Professional Development and Events)
    • Belinda Cash
    • Nicole Ee
    • Luna Xu
    • Samantha Fien
    • Joanne Flavel
    • Jackie Kerr
    • Kristy Robson
    • Shazia Shehzad Abbas
  • Lynsey Brown (Communications)
    • Meg Polacsek
    • Lindsey Brett
    • Steven Van Andel
    • Nanda Gopal
    • Janet Maccora
  • Maria Shialis (Conference Planning)
    • Danielle Greaves
    • Lan Nguyen
    • Desmond Graham
    • I-Pei Tsai
    • Ashley Cully
    • Befikadu Legesse Wubishet
    • Megan Quinn
  • Claudia Meyer (SECG Liaison to the AAG Board)

Click here to join this group or find out more information


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