Alison Hey-Cunningham +61 2 9515 6651
Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis
Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Unit
Level 11, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Camperdown NSW 2050
Dr Alison Hey-Cunningham
Dr Alison Hey-Cunningham is the Project Manager of the CRE-PF. In this role, Alison supports the CRE-PF through coordination of day-to-day activities to facilitate collaboration between CRE-PF members and the implementation and delivery of CRE-PF’s research and communication strategies.
Alison completed her PhD in women’s health at the Sydney Medical School, the University of Sydney. Prior to joining the CRE-PF team, Alison worked as a research fellow in The University of Sydney Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health developing, managing and undertaking a range of research projects in women’s health and higher education.
Jennifer job shares the role of CRE-PF Project Manager, supporting the CRE-PF through coordination of day-to-day activities to facilitate collaboration between CRE-PF members and the implementation and delivery of CRE-PF’s research and communication strategies.
Jennifer has completed a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Health. Before commencing with the CRE-PF team, she gained extensive project management experience primarily working in cancer research at the Surgical Outcomes Research Centre, the University of New South Wales and the Cancer Council Victoria.
Dr Kate Christian
Kate Christian has been working in research management, mostly in medical research, for over 30 years. She has a particular interest in training and mentoring early-career researchers in STEMM disciplines. Kate is CREATE Training Program Coordinator and, until 2020, was Research Program Manager for Cure Cancer which funds cancer research projects for early-career researchers.
Kate is author of a book, “Keys to Running Successful Research Projects: All the Things They Never Teach You” about research management, targeted at ECRs.
She undertook her PhD at Federation University Australia. Continuing her work with ECRs, her project was "Challenges faced by early-career researchers in the sciences in Australia and the consequent effect of those challenges on their careers". Many of her research findings are published in this paper.