Navigating the impact of career disruption

Caldon E

Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

Dr Liz Caldon is a group leader at the Garvan Institute, studying genomic instability and drug resistance in cancer. Over the last 6 years she has combined a 3 year career disruption with establishing her own research group. Our current system in academia provides support for career disruptions, but this does not always bridge important gaps which arise when combining career disruption with career progression. Liz will discuss strategies to minimise the long-term disruption to career, drawing on her personal experiences.