The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is undertaking a research project to determine if there are appropriately clear and supported pathways available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clinician researchers in Australia, and to develop a better understanding of the challenges they face. The findings of this research will be used to better support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clinician researchers in the future.
NHMRC have asked ORIMA Research, an independent research organisation, to conduct this research. For this project, ORIMA Research is looking to speak with:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clinician researchers – that is healthcare professionals that both conduct research and provide direct clinical services; and
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students interested in a career as a clinician researcher.
The interviews will be conducted by telephone and will be about one hour in duration. They will be conducted from 20 July to 28 August 2020.
This project may benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clinician researchers from medical, nursing and allied health disciplines, and medical students planning a career in clinical research, in a number of ways. A strong clinician researcher workforce is vital to the translation of research into practice and effective research impact. NHMRC will continue to invest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clinician researchers and to support the clinician researcher workforce through funding and the outcomes of this project.
If you are interested in participating in this research, or for more information, please contact Isabella Frances from ORIMA Research via email or phone: (03) 9526 9000.