The Future of Science Policy Making
BioMedVic’s flagship Policy Skills development program, Researcher in Residence exemplifies much of what Biomedical Research Victoria is about: influencing the politics of science by educating researchers in political and government processes and helping parliamentarians and policy makers understand what is important to researchers.
BioMedVic’s RiR program provides an opportunity for researchers from BioMedVic member organisations to be placed part-time in the Victorian office of a range of state and federal parliamentarians.
The Researcher in Residence program continues to grow productive networks and has even caught the eye of the national media. “It’s about both sides of the conversation being better informed and starting to speak the same language.” – BioMedVic CEO Jan Tennent (The Australian, March 30, 2016).
Despina Ganella, Joanne Enticott, Michelle Zajac and Michelle Hall at the BioMedVic Researcher in Residence Briefing Lunch
Our 2017 Researchers in Residence
Dr Michelle Hall, from the Centre of Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne, placed with Senator Kim Carr, Senator for Victoria in the Australian Parliament, Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Dr Joanne Enticott, from Southern Synergy, Department of Psychiatry, School of Clinical Sciences Monash Health and Monash University, placed in in the Office of Health and Medical Research within the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
Dr Despina Ganella, from The Florey, placed with Adam Bandt MP, Member for Melbourne, Victoria in the Australian Parliament.
Our 2016 Researchers in Residence
Dr Katherine Locock, from the CSIRO, placed with Senator Kim Carr, Senator for Victoria in the Australian Parliament, Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Dr Kelly-Ann Bowles, from Monash University, placed with the Hon Mary Wooldridge, Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Leader of the Liberal Party in the Legislative Council and Shadow Minister for Health in the Victorian Parliament
Dr Jessica Holien, from St Vincent’s Institute placed with the Hon Frank McGuire, the Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research.