Congratulations to Dr Priya Martin of The University of Queensland, one of the ANZAHPE early career prize winners (Supported by Richard Hays).
As a recipient of the 2022 ANZAHPE Early Career Health Professions Education Research Prize, I had the privilege to share about my post-doctoral research journey and it’s influence on policy, training, and practice, at the recent ANZAHPE conference. It was a great opportunity to share what I have been able to achieve and influence since receiving the ANZAHPE Post-registration Student Prize in 2017.
These prizes have given me a platform to represent those from diverse ethnic backgrounds, and those underrepresented including women in academia, those with caring responsibilities, or those based rurally. While these additional barriers cannot be underestimated, they can be navigated with support from the right mentors and collaborators, fuelled by your vision and passion to make a difference.
The beauty of ANZAHPE is the abundance of experienced, inclusive mentors that are devoted to nurturing the next generation. To pass this onwards, I mentor a number of students and junior researchers and ensure junior researcher representation on project teams where able. The ANZAHPE conference is a great opportunity to identify suitable mentors and collaborators, and to showcase your work and achievements that can inspire others. We all can play a part in embracing diversity and making research and the workplace more inclusive.
- Dr Priya Martin, Senior Research Fellow, The University of Queensland