Mon, 14/03/2022 - 14:32
Dr Melanie Stammers, Roving Researcher, and Cheryl Smythe, Head of Strategic Research Development, spoke to Katherine Sanderson about the success of the role implemented at the Institute to support researchers during long term leave. Katherine also spoke to Dr Melanie Eckersley-Maslin about her experience working with Melanie to maintain her research momentum. Melanie has been successful in helping to implement a scheme inspired by the Roving Researcher at the University of Melbourne’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
The article also features a quote from Jessica Lee, director of the Pregnant Scholar Initiative who praised the scheme: "By ensuring the work can continue, such programs reduce the risk a postdoc’s career will be derailed by taking time away due to childbearing or illness. Policies of this sort keep the science moving forward and the workforce healthier—a win for all involved."
You can read the full article in Chemical and Engineering News online. The Institute blog answers some frequently asked questions about the scheme.
14 March 2022
By Honor Pollard