STaRR 2023 snapshot

2023 in numbers

  • 30 Emerging Researchers completed the three STaRR workshops
  • 5 STaRR Emerging Researchers presented at the STaRR Showcase at the Western Alliance Symposium in Warrnambool
  • 8 STaRR Emerging Researcher Grants awarded – 5 seed grant and 3 translation grants
  • 41 members of the STaRR Mentor Network
  • 14 STaRR Emerging Researchers participated in our inaugural Implementation Science workshops

STaRR Emerging Researcher Training 

A huge congratulations to our 2023 STaRR Emerging Researcher group who have now completed their training. We are heartened by the engagement and enthusiasm of our emerging researchers and will continue to support and watch them with great interest! 

We would like to thank our fabulous STaRR Mentors, workshop presenters, and facilitators for their invaluable contributions to and support for the STaRR program. 

If you would like to learn more about the STaRR Emerging Researcher Training program, please get in touch with Olivia King. 

STaRR Emerging Researcher Showcase  

The annual STaRR Emerging Researcher Showcase was held for the second time during the Western Alliance Symposium in November 2023. The audience was impressed with the sharp presentations delivered by five emerging researchers on their findings and learnings to date.  

A hearty congratulations to our five stellar emerging researcher presenters for 2023: Cara Hill (Barwon Health/ Grampians Health), Maree Fraser (East Grampians Health Service), Karen Pengelly (Grampians Health), April Chiu (Barwon Health), and Michael Pang (Barwon Health).   

We are thrilled that this event was once again a crowd favourite during the Symposium, and we look forward to running it again in 2024!  

STaRR Mentor Network 

We would like to sincerely thank our STaRR Mentors for another great year supporting our emerging researchers.  To meet some of our over 40 mentors, visit the STaRR Mentor Network webpage.

Although our official call for mentors for the 2023 STaRR program has closed, we welcome additional suitably experienced academic and health services researchers to our STaRR Mentor Network throughout the year. If you would like to get involved in the STaRR Mentor Network, please get in touch with Olivia King or Peter Kelly. 

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