Inspiring journeys through STEM: A talk series

Register to attend the first online talk in a series hosted by the Neuroscience of Addiction and Mental Health Program, Healthy Brain and Mind Research Centre (HBMRC).

Be inspired through a series of talks from senior and accomplished research professionals at ACU, sharing insights derived from their personal journeys with an opportunity for you to ask questions and engage directly.

Career building: tips from the edge

Join the first talk in the series as Executive Dean Health Sciences Professor Suzanne Chambers AO shares guidance about how building a successful research career abounds from research funders, scholarly institutions, and industry bodies.

Importantly, a research career is only one facet of a person’s life, and the integration of one’s research identity with purpose and personal guiding values is the main game.

Join us for a conversation about pursuing knowledge on the two wings of faith and reason, and to discuss where in the end we wish to land when it comes to a successful research career. You will also learn some helpful research tips, guided by popular culture. 


 Professor Suzanne Chambers AO

Professor Suzanne Chambers AO is a health psychologist and registered nurse who has been working as a practitioner researcher in psycho-oncology for more than 30 years. She was awarded her PhD in 2004 within the School of Psychology at Griffith University and has produced more than 300 peer reviewed publications and numerous books, book chapters and monographs. Her work has focused on developing models to predict help seeking and adjustment after cancer; designing remote-access and low-intensity psychological interventions for people affected by cancer; integrating peer support into controlled design methodologies; and integrating distress screening into interventions to target high distress cancer patient groups.

Professor Chambers was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2018 for distinguished service to medical research, particularly in the area of psycho-oncology, and to community health through patient care strategies to assist men with prostate cancer. She is the Founder and President of Open Eyes Global, an incorporated association registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission that raises funds to provide customised eye prostheses to disadvantaged children in Nepal with retinoblastoma. She is an Honorary Fellow with St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney and is currently the Executive Dean of Health Sciences here at ACU.


When: Monday 29 April, 12pm-1pm.

Where: Register to attend via Zoom.

Save the date for the second series instalment with Professor Louise Burke

Monday 5 August, 12–1pm, online via Zoom. Further details to come. 

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