Researcher Development

The ANU Researcher Development team run university-wide programs for all Researchers at ANU.

Events and workshops program

Our workshops are designed to support HDR candidates, supervisors and early career researchers in their work, drawing on expertise from the broader ANU research community. To find out what events and workshops are currently on offer visit our Eventbrite Page.

All events are open to all HDR candidates, supervisors and early career researchers. The events are multi-disciplinary and help you develop transferable skills and knowledge that will be useful to your future career.

The events and workshops program focuses on three main areas of the Vitae Researcher Development Framework, which outlines skills and attributes necessary to being a successful researcher

Engagement and Impact: academic publishing and communicating research findings.

Research Governance and Organisation: Ethics, research integrity, IP and copyright, research strategy, project planning and delivery.

Personal Effectiveness: career management, networking, team-work and personal productivity.

All ANU Reschers are sent notice of upcoming research-related news, events, and opportunities in the monthly edition of the HDR Update.

Other Researcher Development programs

In addition to the events and workshops program, ANU Researcher Development run a number of programs where HDR candidates can meet and interact with other candidates on campus:

Higher Degree Research Candidate Induction to ANU

The ANU Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

Thesis Boot Camp

Visualise Your Thesis competition

Our teams & contacts


Contact details
Researcher Development 


Contact details
Associate Professor Inger Mewburn 
Director of Researcher Development
Phone +61 417 348 083
Ms Victoria Firth-Smith 
Community Manager
Phone +61 2 6125 1992
Dr Cally Guerin 
Researcher Developer
Phone +61 2 6125 7555