PhD student, CRC for Mental Health
Karra Harrington is a second year PhD student with the CRC for Mental Health and Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. Her research is focused on developing models that demonstrate the earliest signs of clinical divergence from normal cognitive ageing in healthy older adults. From this, she hopes to identify prognostic outcomes for individuals who show this clinical divergence. Having already completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology, Karra is interested in the translation of these outcomes to the clinical setting and developing protocols for the clinical management of Alzheimer’s disease in its earliest stages. In addition to her studies, Karra is employed as a psychologist at Graham Psychology in Ringwood Victoria, providing psychological interventions across a range of presentations including anxiety, mood disorders, stress and interpersonal difficulties.
CRC students: the next generation of innovative, collaborative problem solvers?
Workshop, Tuesday 23 May, 1430–1600
CRC education programs have the ability to act as innovation hubs, with the flexibility to trial novel approaches to student training and development. The CRC model of close relationships with both industry and universities mean that individual CRCs are in a unique position to provide value-added training to students which significantly improves their future career prospects, as well as developing a future workforce that can contribute to the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries.
This interactive workshop will:
- Demonstrate approaches the CRC for Mental Health has used to develop cohesive student cohorts who strongly identify with the CRC within short time frames
- Detail several collaborative student-led programs trialled by the CRC for Mental Health which can be adapted or taken up in their current format by other CRCs, universities or research institutes
- Provide opportunities to hear directly from CRC for Mental Health PhD students about how their involvement in a CRC has shaped their perception of available careers
- Describe sector-wide approaches taken by CRCs to meet industry needs
- Describe international models which can inform CRC education programs.