Congratulations to Dr Joanne Enticott on being competitively selected to take part in the 2017 round of BioMedVic's “Researcher in Residence” Scheme. Joanne's selection is a credit to her excellence as a mid career researcher and to her policy influencing research.
Dr Enticott is one of three mid career researchers from Biomedical Research Victoria Member organisations who will be placed part-time in the Victorian office of a range of state and federal parliamentarians and government agencies. She will be working with Claire Thorn, Manager of Office of Health and Medical Research, Innovation, Industry and International Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Victorian Government.
The goals of the program are to:
- Provide an opportunity for a postgraduate biomedical research scientist to gain an understanding of political and parliamentary processes
- Enable a parliamentarian to receive background information and advice on current issues in health and medical research
- Establish ongoing, two way, links between the parliamentarian and the health and medical research community
More information on the scheme can be found here: http://biomedvic.org.au/researcher-in-residence-opportunity/