Two surveys on the impact of COVID-19 on health & medical researchers


Research Australia: Impact of COVID-19 on the health and medical research community

Research Australia has published the results from its national survey of the impact of COVID-19 on the health and medical research community.  Research Australia received responses from over 1200 researchers, with 14.5% identifying as health services researchers. 

"COVID-19 has been a wakeup call to the health and medical research sector for the need to not only sustain and enhance Australia’s world-class research capability but increase its resilience, flexibility and sustainability"  said Research Australia Managing Director and CEO Nadia Levin. 

To read and/or download the full report please click here. 

Read the media release.

Australian Academy of Science: Impacts of COVID-19 for EMCRs survey

In May 2020, the Academy of Science AEMCR Forum conducted a national survey to investigate the impacts of COVID-19 on EMCRs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Australia. 333 EMCRs participated in the survey.

The Forum developed a report (PDF, 377 KB) presenting the key findings of the survey and highlighting recommendations for relevant stakeholders in the STEM sector to support EMCRs during the pandemic.

The results have prompted a call for employers, governments and funding bodies to take action to support Australia’s future science leaders during this crucial time.

Read the media release.