Editor's Welcome

Hamish Clarke
EMCR Pathways Editor & EMCR Forum Executive Member
Australian Academy of Science

Forget 2017, where did you go, January 2018? Fortunately, we have many exciting developments to report on in the latest EMCR Pathways to distract us from all those resolutions we’re finding so hard to stick to. And if you’re sticking to them, give yourself a pat on the trapezius.

We start the January issue with welcome from our new Chair, Drew Evans. Outgoing 2017 Chair, Carly Rosewarne, is a tough act to follow. Thank you so much for all your efforts, Carly. And welcome, Drew!

We would also like to give a warm welcome our six new Forum executive members for 2018. We invite you to get to know them.

As if there was any doubt, the hottest story in EMCR land at the moment is Science Pathways 2018 – Diversify Your Thinking. Registrations are now open for the premier conference for career development of EMCRs in Australia.

The next instalment of our Inspiring EMCR series features NHMRC Biomedical Research Fellow Bernadette Fitzgibbon. Thank you so much for your contribution Bernadette!

Speaking of recurring features, this issue we go On the job with… Genevieve Steiner, a cognitive neuroscientist and NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow at Western Sydney University.

We’re delighted to have another chance to shine a Spotlight on EMCR Groups, this time on the hardworking scientists of the Future Industries Institute ECR group at the University of South Australia. If you’re part of a group supporting EMCRs in Australia, we’d love to tell everyone about your efforts.

On the lighter side, we’re happy to have another instalment of EMCR Agony Aunt.

And, as always, make sure you check out what the EMCR Forum has been up to.

Thank you Sandra Gardam for your typical excellence in putting together Pathways and supporting the Forum. And a special welcome and thank you to Sandra’s new partner in assisting EMCRs, Laura Navarro. Great to have you with us!

Despite the recent heat, our door remains open. We welcome contributions for future issues of EMCR Pathways, questions, comments and bold ideas for securing the future of Australian science. You can reach us by email.

© 2022 Australian Academy of Science