Cheers with Peers – Episode 6 – Sibel Saya and Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates and Professor Ray Chan

In this episode, Sibel Saya sits down with Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates and Professor Ray Chan to discuss nurse-led research pathways for early career researchers. Distinguished Professor Yates discusses undertaking further education and how nurses must consider deeply the reasons for wanting to do research and what understand what drives them. She believes that researchers must be people who are willing to think outside the square and that creative and critical thinking skills are key for researchers. Professor Chan touches upon the importance of mentors, support groups and professional networks when looking at the researcher career path. He advises nurses to look at applying for scholarships and speak to peers who have journeyed the pathway previously. Distinguished Professor discusses the how language used by nurses when communicating with peers and consumers for instance is crucial. Sibel also mentions Distinguished Professor Yates collaboration with the Cancer Nurses Society Australia and the Oncology Nurses Society.

What are you listening to?

Distinguished Professor Yates listens to ABC podcasts. Professor Chan listens to Cheers with Peers!

Sibel is listening to the University of Melbourne’s  The Policy Shop.

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