Emerging Leaders Network

The Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) is a group that offers networking and capacity building opportunities for early and mid-career researchers, policy makers and practitioners working in chronic disease prevention across Australia.

We want to help create a shared vision and action for chronic disease prevention by Australia’s future leaders in prevention and generate new connections and collaborative partnerships between researchers, policymakers and practitioners.

Dr Elly Howse,  Research Manager and Senior Research Fellow

Elly Howse

ELN members work in prevention across universities, research institutes, government departments and agencies, and non-government organisations around Australia. Many of our members are closely affiliated with the Prevention Centre through our past and current research projects, our current funding partners, or through the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI).

Being a member of the network has provided me with opportunities to develop policy relevant research ideas and collaborations that will last throughout my career.

Research Network Meeting 2019

The Network offers a range of initiatives and activities for its members, including regular webinars, workshops and networking events, and opportunities to apply for funding and financial support for new research, knowledge translation activities or conference attendance. Network members also host and coordinate communities of practice.

Grateful for the opportunities provided to meet people working in the prevention research, policy and practice sector and to learn new things relevant to our research centre’s work.

Ella Fitzgerald, Prevention Centre Researcher

Professional development and capacity building

The Network facilitates professional development and capacity building offerings in critical areas not offered elsewhere, including:

  • Research-policy partnerships

  • Collaborative and co-produced research

  • Policy development and implementation

  • Knowledge mobilisation and translation

Our members are closely affiliated with the Prevention Centre through our past and current research projects, our current funding partners, or through the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI).