Webinar 5: Are your collaborations painful, proficient or pivotal?
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About the Event
Join three female Australian Research Council Laureate Fellows, to reflect on the challenges women in academia face in leading and managing research collaborations.
As academics, we are often advised that 'collaboration is the key to success'. And when collaborations work well, they can be one of the most rewarding aspects of the job and they can be pivotal for a career.
Unfortunately, collaborations do not always work out this way! Some can be sort of "ho-hum": proficient in terms of meeting the project goals, but not an especially energising experience, nor filled with relationships you are especially keen to continue.
And of course, collaborations can go horribly wrong, becoming toxic and even painful.
In this webinar, the fifth in the "Small Wins" series, ARC Laureate Fellow Sharon Parker will provide an evidence-based overview about building effective collaborations, as well as her own insights. She will be joined by ARC Laureate Fellows Tamara Davis and Sara Dolnicar (University of Queensland) who will describe their own experiences, insights, and tips.
Participants will have the opportunity to virtually share tips with each other, and ask the guests questions.
About the speakers:
- Sharon K. Parker is an ARC Laureate Fellow, a John Curtin Distinguished Professor, and the Director of the Centre for Transformative Work Design within the Future of Work Institute at Curtin University. Sharon’s research focuses particularly on job and work design, and she is also interested in employee performance and development, mature workers, mental health and well-being, and related topics. Sharon is also a recipient of the ARC’s Kathleen Fitzpatrick Award.
- Tamara Davis AM is an Australian astrophysicist and a Professor in the School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Queensland. Her research focuses on the elusive “dark energy” that is accelerating the universe. Tamara is also a recipient of the Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship.
- Sara Dolnicar is a Professor in the School of Business at the University of Queensland. An expert in tourism, she is best known for her work in improving market segmentation methodology and testing and refining survey measures used in social science research. Sara is also a recipient of the Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship.
Eligibility: Open to all women academics who engage in research as part of their role, Level A to Level E, across all disciplines and Universities/Research institutions
Cost: Free but registration is essential to access the webinar
Platform: Microsoft Teams (please note that attendees will need to have Microsoft Teams downloaded to access the event)