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28 Jul 21

AAG SECG & ERA present: Webinar: Taking your research interests beyond your PhD in building a career



We will be recording this webinar.
A link to that recording together with a pdf of the slide
presentations (subject to the consent of our presenters)
will be sent to all registrants after the event.


Knowing the next steps to take after finishing your PhD can be daunting. Understanding the professional and academic landscapes presents a challenge to many new graduates.

This webinar will offer insight into the different pathways post-PhD that are available to PhD students and how to build connections with academia, industry and government. The three presenters will share their knowledge and experience on how to transition from study to work in the field of ageing.

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Gain an understanding of the current job pathways for PhD graduates
  • Learn from the experience of these speakers in hearing how they navigated entry into work
  • Explore key strategies for building a career

Hear from our speakers:

Dr Elissa Burton
Senior Research Fellow
Curtin University

Elissa is a qualified sports scientist and Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University in Western Australia. Elissa’s research focuses on helping older adults to live in their home for as long as they choose, through healthy living strategies. Academia is the third career change for Elissa having previously worked in the sport industry. She completed her PhD in July 2014 and has worked across two Universities and a not-for-profit community care organisation to build her research career. In 2019 she was awarded an NHMRC Investigator Grant and is working to prevent falls and improve balance and quality of life for people living with mild cognitive impairment..



A/Prof Danijela Gnijidic
NHMRC Dementia Leadership Fellow School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney

Associate Professor Danijela Gnjidic is an NHMRC Dementia Leadership Fellow at the School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney. Her research expertise is in clinical and geriatric pharmacology, deprescribing, and the quality use of medicines. Danijela is the President of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) and is one of the co-founding members of the Australian Deprescribing Network (ADeN).



Dr Maria Shialis
Southern Services Reform Group Project Officer
City of Onkaparinga, SA

Dr Maria Shialis was awarded her PhD in 2015 from Flinders University. In 2016 Maria joined the City of Onkaparinga, South Australia’s largest council, working with older people and enhancing their wellbeing and independence through strengths-based approaches. Currently she is the Southern Services Reform Group Project Officer, facilitating sector development with aged care service providers across the Southern Metropolitan region of Adelaide. Maria has been an active AAG member since 2014 and SECG Committee Leader for conference events from 2018-2020.

Co-Convenors:

Dr Joanne Flavel
AAG SECG Convenor
Research Fellow
Southgate Institute for Health, Society & Equity
Flinders University.


Joanne is a Research Fellow at the Southgate Institute for Health, Society
& Equity at Flinders University. She is an economist and public health
researcher with expertise in quantitative analysis. Her PhD, awarded in 2016,
analysed interactions between health and labour market outcomes over the
life course. Joanne’s current research explores the impact of the distribution
of social determinants of health on health equity and interactions between
health and work. She is a member of the SECG Executive and has led the
AAG Professional Development and Events working group since the
beginning of 2020.

and

Matthew Carroll
Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA)
Senior Research Fellow
School of Rural Health
Monash University

Matthew is National Convenor of the Emerging Researchers in Ageing
initiative and is a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University based
in Churchill in Regional Victoria. Matthew is one of the lead investigators
on the Hazelwood Health Study looking at the impacts of the 2014
Hazelwood mine fire, including the impacts on older people.



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**PLEASE NOTE THAT MELBOURNE WILL BE IN AUSTRALIAN EASTERN STANDARD TIME**
WHEN THIS WEBINAR IS DELIVERED.
AEST = UTC/GMT + 10.00HRS.
PLEASE CHECK THAT ANY CALENDAR INVITES YOU RECEIVE AS PART
OF THIS REGISTRATION HAVE TRANSLATED CORRECTLY TO YOUR TIME
ZONE BEFORE YOU SAVE THEM

Event Date & Time: Wednesday 28th July 11.30am to 12.30pm AEST

Event Location: WEBINAR, National

Registrations Open: 7th Jun 21 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 28th Jul 21 10:30 AM

Your Investment

AAG Members: FREE
ERA Members: FREE
NZAG Members: FREE
ANZSGM Members: FREE
Non-Members: $50.00

AAG, ERA, NZAG & ANZSGM Members will receive a discount code by seperate email.

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