About Kate Christian
Mentor, Trainer, Author, PhD Candidate, Research Manager
I have worked in health and medical research for over 30 years, mostly for organisations conducting and supporting cancer research. Scientifically trained, I have chosen not to work in a laboratory, but to use my scientific background and a flair for organisation to manage research projects and assist scientists with the management of their research.
My objectives have included providing environments and skills which encourage effective, efficient research and to encourage and facilitate communication about that successful research to all stakeholders.
The nature of my work has involved me with many early-career researchers in a range of disciplines, and I have developed skills in teaching them how to manage themselves, their research and their careers.
Now, having built up a body of expertise over many years, I am further developing my involvement in this field by undertaking a PhD, topic "Challenges faced by early-career researchers in the sciences in Australia". I am working to identify opportunities to address some of those challenges. My published book "Keys to Running Successful Research Projects: All the Things they Never Teach You" provides one such tool.