One of the CRE aims is to develop the health and medical research workforce by providing opportunities to advance the training of new researchers, particularly those with a capacity for independent research and future leadership roles. The CRE in to Transform Australia’s Chronic Disease Outcomes will create a critical mass of expertise, collaborations and platforms in the field of digital public health research.
In addition to their own research projects, each research trainee’s research career and academic development will be enhanced by:
- Mentoring by CIs/AIs and by a health consumer.
- Participation in additional research projects selected to build each Trainee’s exposure to a range of opportunities in relation to digital health innovations/technologies.
- Industry and research exchange placements that actively build Trainees’skills.
- Attending relevant research seminars, journal clubs and workshops/intensives, including an Annual CRE TrainingWorkshop, CRE Retreat & CRE Design Challenge events.
- Attending the UoM Annual Research Bazaar88, which is an existing 3-day intensive conference where researchers from all career stages come together to up-skill in ‘next generation digital research tools and skills’, such as big data and data science.
- Undertaking coursework units in digital health offered as part of UoM’s recently established Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and Digital Health.