Mentoring Opportunities at AHES

  • Speed Mentoring
    A "speed mentoring" workshop was held in July 2020 to allow AHES mentors and mentees to get to know each other.
  • One-on-One Mentor
    We are currently developing a 1:1 mentor:mentee program. Further details to come.
  • Workshops on Career Development
    The Australian Health Economics Doctoral (AHED) Workshop includes career development sessions.

Other Mentoring Opportunities

Below we summarise some existing mentoring schemes that are available in Australia and New Zealand, and internationally. It’s worth to note that some programs do require membership within that community.

 Australia and New Zealand mentoring schemes

  • HSRAANZ  - The HSRAANZ Mentoring Program runs annually, with the call for mentees generally opening in June/ July. The formal program concludes in 12 months. Mentees must be individual members of the Association or staff/students of a corporate member.
  • Women’s in Economics Network (WEN) - Currently, WEN provides mentoring programs in three of its branches: ACT, NSW and QLD. The mentors and meets meet each other for at least four times in a one year period. Mentos are from academia, government as well as industry. In NSW and QLD, mentees are early to mid-career women economists, and in ACT, mentees are women students studying economics. In addition, WEN also runs retreats with intensive career development and mentoring.
  • PHAA (Public Health Association Australia) - PHAA runs a national mentoring program. Mentees are students or early career public health practitioner/researcher. Mentors are those who with more than 3 years experience in public health. The length of the program is 6 months.
  • University resources -  Many universities run internal mentoring programs for HDR students and/or staff. Approach your student services, research office, or faculty contacts for information about the options available at your university.
  • International mentoring schemes
    • iHEA - The mentorship at iHEA lasts for one year with 4 meetings between mentors and mentees. Mentees are early and mid-career researchers. To become a mentor for ECRs, at least 10 years of experience is required, and for MCRs, more than 15 years of experience is required.
    • HESG - The scheme will match mentors and mentees based on shared interests in health economics methodology and or an applied area of research. 6 pairs are available each year. Four face-to-face or Skype meetings will be arranged between mentors and mentees over the year.

Resources for 1:1 mentoring from other societies

(membership of the relevant society required)

Australia and New Zealand

OrganizationSpecifics about mentors and menteesFrequencyNotes
HSRAANZMentors do not necessarily have to be senior researchers. Early and mid-career researchers at a similar level or a few years in advance of the mentee can offer excellent and current support and advice.Agreed between mentors and mentees.
The formal program concludes in a year.
Runs annually, call for mentees generally opens in June/July.
Subject to the availability of mentors, the HSRAANZ will match participants.
Confidentiality is emphasized. Credit for joint work or projects is protected with formal agreement.
Franklin Women Mentoring ProgramMentees are women in health and medical research with a minimum of 8–10 years professional experience.
Mentors are males or females with a minimum of 15 years professional experience.
Over a 5-month period, with facilitated events and workshops for both mentees and mentors.Available to 16 participating organizations from across the sector- enquire within your organization with respects to if they participate and how to nominate yourself

Franklin Women sponsors one mentee place for Franklin Women members who are not from one of the participating organizations (application required).

Women’s in Economics Network (WEN)ACT branch
Mentees are women study economics, appears to limit to ANU students.
Mentors are from academia, government, industry. The program was established by WEN, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and ANU.NSW branch
Mentees are junior economists with 2-3 years work experience.
Mentors are senior economists with 8-10 years work experience.QLD branch
Mentees are early to mid-career women economists.

Mentors are from academia, government, industry

4 times over the year.As this is a pilot program, information for 2020 unavailable.
Women’s in Economics Network (WEN)20 junior and mid-career women economists to develop their networks, receive mentoring and strengthen their leadership skills.Annual 2-day retreat with intensive career development and mentoring.Includes 1:1 mentoring and workshops.
PHAA (Public Health Association Australia)Mentees are postgraduates or final year undergraduates, or early career public health practitioner/researcher.
Mentors have 3 years+ experience in public health. Up to 30 pairs in 2019
Over 6 months.Application available on the website.

International

OrganizationSpecifics about mentors and menteesFrequencyNotes
iHEAMentorship for early and mid-career researchers. Mentors have at least 10 years of experience for ECRs, 15+ years for mid-career researchers.4 times over the year.To apply as a mentee an application form needs to be filled.

Confidentiality is emphasized.

iHEA will match participants.

HESG6 early-mid career researchers vs 6 senior academics (Senior lecturer; Reader; Professor).4 face-to-face or Skype meetings over the year.The scheme will match mentors and mentees based on shared interests in health economics methodology and/or an applied area of research.

Other programs including speed networking and workshops

OrganizationSpecifics about mentors and menteesFormatsNotes
SMDMSpeed networking during annual conference, in small groups for a short period of time and rotate.

Trainees meet 5-6 mentors in total

Career Development Workshop also available which will give trainees a chance to obtain constructive feedback from mentors on a specific topic.

Mentees will have an opportunity to have mentors review their CV, cover letters or other job market materials and obtain feedback.

Women’s in Economics NetworkFor early- and mid-career female academics.Half a day session, irregular at the annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW) conference.This session provides a supportive environment for early- and mid-career female academics to discuss their professional career goals and challenges, and receive career guidance and advice from senior academics in the field of economics. All female economics academics are welcome.
European Economic Association (EEA)WinE mentoring retreat. For early career female economists with positions (post-doctoral fellows, lecturers, researchers) at academic and research institutions and who obtained their PhDs between 2015-2020.Before the annual conference, totaling one day.The attendees will participate in a series of innovative discussions organized as panels and as smaller groups run by senior mentors.

Other Mentoring Resources

  1. AHES member Dr Alison Pearce’s blog 
  2. HSRAANZ mentoring program - including
  3. Academy Health Webinars
  4. Podcasts
    • Changing Academic life - Academics sharing their stories of how to be academics in a more sustainable way, including a few episodes specifically on mentoring.
    • AcaDames Podcast - two female academics talk about being academics and interview others about their experiences – no episodes specifically about mentoring, but cover many of the same topics as you would discuss with a mentor.
  5. University resources: Many universities run internal mentoring programs for HDR students and/or staff. Approach your student services, research office, or faculty contacts for information about the options available at your university.