Life skills for a sustainable research career
Panel Discussion at the 46th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Society for Immunology brought to you by ASI and Women in Technology
Date: 28 November, 2017, 1-2pm
Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, P6
Please note this event is only for paid ASI 2017 conference registrants, you will be able to sign up for it via your conference registration here.
The Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI) has a very strong commitment to gender equity and runs a successful Women’s Initiative program. This year, ASI is delighted to partner with Women in Technology to host a panel discussion focusing on life skills all researchers need to sustain and grow their career. Three outstanding guest speakers will draw on their experience to speak about leadership, authentic self-promotion and resilience. This will be followed by an interactive session with audience participation. In the spirit of ASI’s commitment to gender equity, both female and male participation is strongly encouraged.
Dr Alison Rice, CoPresident, Women in Technology - Facilitator
Commissioner Katarina Carroll APM, Commissioner, Queensland Fire & Emergency Services - Leadership
Commissioner Carroll joined the Queensland Police Service in 1983 and worked in various roles early in her career including Detective work, a Commission of Inquiry, Criminal Investigation Branches, the Joint Organised Crime Task Force and Covert Unit. She undertook a number of senior roles throughout Queensland and in 2010, was promoted to Assistant Commissioner. In 2012 she undertook the role of Program Executive, G20 Group where she planned and was the Operations Commander for Australia’s largest peacetime security operation. In January 2015 Katarina was appointed as the Interim Commissioner of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and was permanently appointed to the position in August 2015. The QFES is the primary provider of fire and rescue, emergency management and disaster mitigation programs and services throughout Queensland, and includes Fire and Rescue, Emergency Management, Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Service.
Commissioner Carroll has several tertiary qualifications including an Executive Masters in Public Administration, a Degree in Criminology and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Management. She has achieved numerous international, national and State awards, including the Australian Police Medal and more recently the national Telstra Business Women’s Award for Government and Academia. Katarina was also named as one of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac ‘100 Women of Influence’ in 2015. She is married with two teenage children.
Jen Ramsey, jenramsay.com - Authentic Self-Promotion
Jen has more than 23 years experience in branding, positioning and corporate communication and has advised clients ranging from start-ups through to multinationals. During her career, she has created and launched brands, trained hundreds of people to be better communicators and coached people including elite athletes, CEOs and politicians. Jen has consulted to multi-national and national companies including BDO, Ernst and Young, PWC, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto Alcan.
Associate Professor Tanya Smith, Griffith University - Resilience
Dr. Tanya Smith is an Associate Professor in the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution at Griffith University. She has previously held a professorship at Harvard University and fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Dr Smith explores the evolution and development of the human dentition; teeth preserve remarkably faithful records of daily growth and infant diet - as well as stress experienced during birth - for millions of years. Her research has helped identify origins of a fundamental human adaptation: the costly yet advantageous shift from a “live fast and die young” strategy to the “live slow and grow old” strategy that has helped make us one of the most successful mammals on the planet.