A Self-fulfilling Prophecy: Building a Successful Career in Health Research
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1 Becoming a Strategic Researcher: Increasing your Chances of Long-Term Success.
Mentors and Role Models.
Positive Peer Relationships.
Hot Research Topics.
Active Professional Engagement.
Rapid Career Progress.
2 Critical Self-Analysis and Personal Improvement: Do I Currently Have the Skills and Knowledge to Become an Expert Health Researcher?
Critically Evaluating your Strengths and Weaknesses.
3 Benchmarking your Capabilities and Performance: Improving your Chances of Success within a Competitive Environment.
Benchmarking your Career Progress.
Identifying your Career Targets.
Profi ling your Competitors/Peers.
Understanding the Background to Research: Australia’s National Priorities in Funding Health Research.
Purpose of Personal Support: The NHMRC Post-Doctoral Training Fellowships.
Scoring Individual Applications.
Picking the Winners.
4 Choosing the ‘Cutting-Edge’ of Health Research.
Identifying a ‘Hot’ Research Topic.
New Research Horizons: The Heart of Soweto Study.
Increasing Admissions for Heart Attack in Soweto: A Historical Comparison.
Taking it One Step Further: Identifying a Unique Topic.
5 From Potential to Reality: The Importance of Achieving Timely Milestones to Bring your Research to Fruition.
Completing a Timely and Successful PhD.
Key Qualities of a PhD-Qualifi ed Researcher.
Consolidating a Foundation for Success: Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
6 Becoming a Prolifi c Publisher.
Publishing: What Should You Be Aiming for?
Key Attributes of a Prolifi c Publisher.
7 Successfully Applying for Competitive Research Funds to Support your Career Path and Research Programme.
Improving your Chances of Funding Success.
Putting It All Together as Part of a Persuasive Research Application.
Developing a Compelling Curriculum Vitae.
Completing a Successful Interview.
8 Putting It All Together: A Self-Fulfi lling Prophecy of Career Success in Health Research.
Putting It All Together.
Personal Refl ections on an Emerging Research Career.