ANZIAM ECR Workshop 2014

The ANZIAM Early Career Workshop is a great opportunity for early career researchers to meet together for networking, cameraderie, and a chance to learn from the experience of some great invited speakers. The meeting will be valuable for those just starting out their research careers as PhD students, through to researchers about five years post-PhD.

Acting on feedback from previous workshops we will focus on advice sessions rather than research talks. We plan to have five or six sessions on a range of topics including: getting grants, writing CVs, academic career paths inside and outside Aus/NZ, and balancing research with other commitments. The sessions will be in a variety of formats including panel discussions, hands-on active workshops and presentations.

Where / when / how much?

The biennial ANZIAM Early Career Workshop will take place at the Millenium Hotel in Rotorua on Friday February 7, 2014, immediately following the ANZIAM 2014 meeting at the same venue.

If you've attended ANZIAM 2014, that meeting finishes on Thursday Feb 6. You'll then be able to have the afternoon and evening exploring the sights and smells of Rotorua, the workshop will be 9am till 5pm Friday February 7, followed by an informal dinner that evening.

Best of all, thanks to generous support from our sponsors ANZIAM and AustMS, registration is free, and morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, and a workshop dinner will be provided to all registered participants. For those who require it, free hostel accommodation for the Thursday and/or Friday nights is also available at the local YHA. We have only a strictly limited number of reserved spaces so you'll need to register quickly to avoid missing out.


All you need to do to register for the workshop is to tick the box on your ANZIAM registration form. We will be in touch with you mid-December to get your details, specific dietary requirements, and that sort of thing.


For information about travel, please see the travel details on the ANZIAM 2014 conference page

Invited Participants (to be confirmed)

Clemency Montelle

Dr Clemency Montelle

Clemency is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Canterbury and a Rutherford Discovery Fellow. She likes to read maths in arcane ancient languages.
Pen Holland

Dr Pen Holland

Pen Holland is a Research Scientist at Landcare Research. She started life as a mathematician but ended up doing a PhD in a Biology department, consisting of 95% staring at equations and/or computers, and 5% chasing wild boar around the English countryside. Then she moved to New Zealand and started chasing possums instead. Her current projects range from hard sums describing how possums eat trees and kill them, models of disease transmission and detectability for possum TB, and how resource pulses affect rodent populations, and a computer game to teach players how complex and uncertain the process of managing forests can be.
Claire Postlethwaite

Dr Claire Postlethwaite

Claire Postlethwaite is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at the University of Auckland, and winner of an NZMS Early Career Researcher Award. She creates cool models of animal behaviour.
James McCaw

Dr James McCaw

James McCaw is mathematical epidemiologist and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the University of Melbourne. After obtaining a PhD in theoretical physics in 2005, he took an unexpected (and unplanned!) detour into the field of infectious disease modelling. Since that time he has been instrumental in developing a vibrant research group in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. James' interests range from the application of mathematics to problems in basic biology through to multi-scale integrated health policy analyses. His research findings have been integrated into the Australian Government's Health Management Plan for Pandemic Influenza through numerous contracts since 2006. He also loves his bike and field hockey, which finds him visiting emergency departments rather more often than he would like.