09 - 10 April, 2019 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia
Rob Stuert, Research Facility Manager at Curtin University

Rob Stuert

Research Facility Manager
Curtin University

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Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

9:20 AM Conference Opening

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3:40 PM Creating Support Environments with Collaboration Zones to Attract, Motivate and Retain Researchers

Contemporary facilities are trending toward open-space plans to cultivate a collaborative culture and encourage a cohesive research community. However, the transition for researchers to move from non-shared facilities into a new integrated learning space can prove challenging. This session will focus on programs and activities set to encourage a collaborative culture where researchers are motivated to thrive in their area of expertise.

  • Addressing cultural changes with innovative features where scientist converge and thrive.
  • Adding collaboration zones to encourage trans-disciplinary discussions which could spark new discoveries and exchange of ideas
  • Doing more with less –philanthropic activities to increase researcher productivity without depending on the facility’s budget