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Early and Mid-Career Researchers Group

EMCR Group banner image

Tēnā koutou katoa, Welcome

Our Mission: Promote research excellence and sustainability

The Early and Mid-Career (EMCR) Researcher Group aims to support EMCRs to achieve research excellence at the University of Otago. The EMCR group is an EMCR-led initiative established by, and for, EMCRs within the Division of Health Sciences. This group will facilitate networking and promote career development opportunities among EMCRs within the Division. The EMCR Management Committee serves to coordinate the organization and planning of EMCR Group activities, and to facilitate communication between EMCRs and the Divisional Research Committee.

Activities organised by the EMCR group will address/target seven main areas of focus (see below). The areas of focus have been developed to reflect Aotearoa’s unique research environment and issues particular to Health Sciences research. Finally, some areas were taken from the Vitae® model from the UK. By addressing many facets of research/academic life (listed below) the group aims to support EMCRs in a holistic way to help fellow EMCRs achieve research excellence.

  1. Support development of early and mid-career Māori and Pacific researchers
  2. Knowledge and intellectual abilities
  3. Research governance and organisation
  4. Engagement, influence and impact
  5. Personal effectiveness
  6. Balancing research and teaching
  7. Balancing academia and clinical activities

EMCR Management Committee members

Each Management Committee member is involved in two areas of focus and strategic oversight is provided by the Chair.

The EMCR Management Committee currently comprises 10 members from across the three main campuses.

Khoon Lim (Chair)

Khoon Lim imageOrthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Christchurch Campus
Senior Research Fellow

Twitter handle: @khoonono
Khoon's profile page

(7) Balancing academia and clinical activities

Megan Anakin

Megan Anakin imageEducation Unit, Dean’s Office, Otago Medical School – Dunedin Campus
Lecturer and Education Adviser

Twitter handle: @MeganAnakin
Megan's profile page

(1) Support development of early and mid-career Māori and Pacific researchers, (6) Balancing research and teaching

Htin Lin Aung

Htin-Aung imageDepartment of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Biomedical Sciences
Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellow

Twitter handle: @DrHtinLinAung
Htin Lin Aung's profile page

(1) Support development of early and mid-career Māori and Pacific researchers, (4) Engagement, influence and impact

Aniruddha Chatterjee

Aniruddha Chatterjee imageDepartment of Pathology, Otago Medical School, Dunedin Campus
Rutherford Discovery Fellow

Twitter handle: @futureliesindna
Aniruddha's profile page

(3) Research governance and organisation, (4) Engagement, influence and impact

Janice Chew-Harris

Janice Chew-Harris imageChristchurch Heart Institute, Department of Medicine, Christchurch Campus
Research Fellow

Twitter handle: @Janice_C_Harris
Janice's profile page

(1) Personal Effectiveness, and (2) Knowledge and Intellectual abilities.

Catherine Collins

Catherine Collins imageDepartment of Anatomy, School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Fellow

Twitter handle: @cjcollins_nz
Catherine's profile page

(1) Support development of early and mid-career Māori and Pacific researchers, (5) Personal effectiveness

Daniel Cury Ribeiro

Daniel Ribeiro imageSchool of Physiotherapy
Senior Lecturer – Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellow

Twitter handle: @danielcr
Daniel's profile page

(3) Research governance and organisation, (6) Balancing research and teaching

Hemakumar Devan

Dr Hem Devan imageCentre for Health, Activity and Rehabilitation Research (CHARR), School of Physiotherapy, Wellington Campus
Postdoctoral Fellow

Twitter handle: @HemDevan
Hem's profile page

(2) Knowledge and intellectual abilities, (5) Personal effectiveness

Eddy Dowle

Eddy Dowle imageDepartment of Anatomy, School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Fellow

Eddy's profile page

(3) Research governance and organisation, (4) Engagement, influence and impact

Claire Henry

Claire Henry imageDepartment of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women’s Health, Wellington Campus
Research Fellow

Twitter handle: @DrClaireHenry
Claire's profile page

(2) Knowledge and intellectual abilities, (6) Balancing research and teaching

Manon Knapen

Manon Knapen imageDivisional Support
Division of Health Sciences
Scientific Officer, Research and Development

Reference Group

The EMCR group also includes a larger Reference Group to capture the diversity of the Division. Each Department has a designated member, if you would don’t already know who is involved in the Reference Group from your School/Department, flick us an email and we will put you in touch.

List to be published soon.

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Email hsemcr@otago.ac.nz

Links and resources

Internal Resources already available to EMCRs

External links

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