The Growing Minds Australia Early and Mid-Career (EMCR) Network is a network for Australian EMCRs interested in child and youth mental health research. Our purpose is to ensure child and youth mental health research thrives and excels in Australia, by fostering an inclusive and diverse community that supports, empowers, and promotes EMCRs in Australia, within and beyond academia. The Network is chaired by Dr Frances Doyle from Western Sydney University, and has a leadership team that spans various universities and organisations.
Mission & Objectives
Our mission is to amplify the visibility and success of EMCRs, empowering them with opportunities, networks, and resources to shape the future of child and youth mental health research in Australia. Supported by the Growing Minds Australia Clinical Trials Network, we aim to:
Connect a diverse community of early-to-mid-career researchers interested in child and youth mental health.
Cultivate an ethos of collaboration, connection, support, and well-being during a pivotal stage of researchers’ careers.
Facilitate continuous learning and knowledge-sharing opportunities tailored for EMCRs in the field of child and youth mental health.
Foster a thriving child and youth mental health research workforce in Australia.
Activities & Communication
We endeavour to support EMCRs through a range of activities and communication channels.
Activities We Offer:
Workshops and Events: Engaging presentations featuring established researchers.
Social Gatherings: Opportunities to network, connect, and share experiences with fellow EMCRs.
Knowledge Sharing: Updates on funding opportunities, grants, prizes, and awards which are relevant to child and youth mental health.
Advocacy: Representing and voicing EMCR interests within the Growing Minds Australia Clinical Trials Network, ensuring that feedback is incorporated.
Our Communication Channels:
Growing Minds Australia website
Growing Minds Australia newsletter
The EMCR Network hosts and supports a diverse range of exciting events each year. Stay ahead with our curated events on child and youth mental health research, career development, and EMCR social support. Become a member for exclusive invites.
The GMA EMCR Leaders Committee is open to feedback and strives to continuously improve the Network. Contact Us at firstname.lastname@example.org to improve your community!
Meet the Leaders
Get to know the EMCR Leaders Committee here.
What does GMA EMCR Network mean?
The Growing Minds Australia (GMA) Early and Mid-Career (EMCR) Network is a network for Australian EMCRs studying or working in child and youth mental health research.
Who qualifies as an EMCR?
We define an EMCR as any person in Australia who self-identifies as an early- or mid-career researcher (typically up to 15 years post-PhD, excluding career interruptions). EMCRs can be studying in higher degree research or may be working in research. Our Network welcomes EMCRs who may be working within or outside of academia. EMCRs who conduct research to understand mental health of children, youth, and their families are welcomed. As mental health research is often conducted by those in several disciplines, across universities, community organisations, and industry, the EMCR Network encourages participation from all these areas.
Academic affiliation required?
Not at all! We celebrate diversity and encourage participation across disciplines and sectors including universities, community organisations, and/or industry.
Are there any membership costs?
Nope. It’s free! Sign up to become a member today and stay updated with our regular newsletter and announcements.
How do I join the GMA EMCR network?
Sign up to become a member today by filling in a form on our GMA Membership page. All EMCRs with an interest in child or youth mental health are encouraged to join.
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