Mentoring Program

The ACvA Emerging Leaders Committee has launched its cross-sector mentoring program for early and mid-career researchers. Mentees can select to be paired with a mentor across a range of sectors and research fields. This will provide the opportunity for mentees to gain insights from other industries, enhance their skill set, seek professional development and career guidance amongst other things. These interactions are likely to be of particular importance during the additional challenges we are facing in the current COVID climate. This is also a great opportunity to facilitate interaction, growth and development both within the ACvA community and the greater cardiovascular community.

We will also be holding a workshop to guide mentees through the process of developing a mentor-mentee relationship and enhance the opportunity for successful interactions between mentee-mentor pairings.

The Mentoring Program is an ongoing event and we encourage anyone interested to sign up using the links below.

To register as a mentee, please click here. To register as a mentor, please click here.

For further details and enquiries, please contact the Program Manager, A/Prof Anna Calkin anna.calkin@baker.edu.au 

Update 27 October 2020

The Mentoring Program officially launched today with a kick-off webinar chaired by A/Prof Anna Calkin and some wonderful speakers that really showed the value of mentoring:

  • Welcome, purpose of the event/program – Associate Professor Francine Marques
  • The Australian Cardiovascular Alliance (ACvA) – Professor Gemma Figtree, ACvA President
  • What makes a great mentoring experience/program – Dr Melina Georgousakis, Franklin Women 
  • Being a mentee. What makes a great experience – Dr Inken Martin, Victor Chang
  • Being a mentor – Professor Steve Nicholls

The webinar can be viewed below: