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26 Oct 2021 • 2 minute read

ECU research talent on show

The breadth of ECU’s interdisciplinary research talent will be on show at the annual early and mid-career researcher network (EMCRN) showcase event.

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ECU’s early and mid-career research symposium is an opportunity to share ideas with colleagues in a supportive and generative way.

The breadth of ECU’s interdisciplinary research talent will be on show at the annual early and mid-career researcher network (EMCRN) showcase event.

More than 20 researchers, who are investigating everything from the psychology of AFL footballers during COVID-19 to the removal of microplastics from water, will share their insights with the ECU campus community.

Dr Laura Glitsos, who will be presenting her investigation into the Claremont Serial Killer and the production of suburbia in serial killer mythology at the symposium, said the event was a great opportunity to showcase her work to a diverse audience.

“We have a strong and productive research culture emerging from the EMCR cohort at ECU, so we can gain some valuable insights from different perspectives by sharing our work with the University community,” she said.

The symposium is a really supportive environment to practise presenting your work and offers invaluable networking opportunities. It is in those informal spaces of chatting to other researchers where genuine collaborations are born.

Breaking down silos

The inaugural ECU EMCRN Symposium was a resounding success in 2020.

Dr Maggie McAlinden, an EMCR committee member, said the symposium was an opportunity to open up discussion across disciplines.

“Despite the growing recognition of interdisciplinary research, researchers are siloed in their areas most of the time,” she said.

“This symposium brings academics from across disciplines together. It is an important event for anyone who is curious about other ways of doing research and who likes to learn and discuss their work in a supportive and generative way.”

The EMCRN symposium will be held in Building 32 of ECU’s Joondalup campus, 9.30am – 5.00pm on Friday 5 November.

The full program can be viewed by visiting the EMCR Network Webpage.

You can book your ticket on TryBooking.

For any enquiries, contact emcrcommittee@ecu.edu.au.