Federation University Australia

Katherine Christian

Health sciences; Economics; Education

Sydney, Australia

I have worked in health and medical research for over 30 years, mostly for organisations conducting and supporting cancer research. Scientifically trained, I have chosen not to work in a laboratory, but to use my scientific background and a flair for organisation to manage research projects and assist scientists with the management of their research. My objectives have included providing environments and skills which encourage effective, efficient research and to encourage and facilitate communication about that successful research to all stakeholders. ​The nature of my work has involved me with many early-career researchers in a range of disciplines, and I have developed skills in teaching them how to manage themselves, their research and their careers. Now, having built up a body of expertise over many years, I further developed my involvement in this field by undertaking a PhD, topic "Challenges faced by early-career researchers in the sciences in the sciences in Australia".


  • https://ahrecs.com/human-research-ethics/the-need-to-seek-institutional-approval-to-survey-staff-was-this-a-misunderstanding-of-the-purpose-of-guideline-2-2-13-in-the-national-statement-on-ethical-conduct-in-human-research
  • https://ahrecs.com/uncategorized/what-are-questionable-research-practices-as-reported-by-ecrs-in-stemm-in-australia/
  • Research Culture: A survey of early-career researchers in Australia https://elifesciences.org/articles/60613#s2
  • https://www.elsevier.com/books/isbn/9780128131343 Keys to Running Successful Research Projects: All the Things They Never Teach You
  • Christian K, Scott CL (2019) Establishing the Cure Cancer Australia Mentoring Program 2017. Setting up a successful mentoring program might be easier than you think. J Intergenerational Relationships. 17(4
  • Sitas F, Yap S, Egger S, Christian K, Hodgkinson V, Barton M, O’Connell D, Nair-Shalliker V (2015) The Cancer, Lifestyle and Evaluation of Risk Study (CLEAR): Rationale and design of an unmatched “case-spouse control” study of over 10,000 participants in New South Wales, Australia. Cancer Epidemiology 39(3)

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