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1 Attracting funding as an Allied Health Clinician Julie Bernhardt Director, AVERT Early Intervention Research Program, Stroke Division, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Austin Campus, Melbourne, Australia

2 “Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.” Wernher von Braun

3 “Researchers need to have courage and be delusional........... But not so delusional they think you have a mental illness” Simon Koblar Find your passion Think big

4 “Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts” Albert Einstein Ask important questions

5 “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler” Albert Einstein Communication & research design

6 “Delay is preferable to error” Thomas Jefferson Seek feedback & statistical help early

7 “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success” Henry Ford Find (powerful) Partners/mentors

8 “Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Learn from each failure

9 “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no less enthusiasm” Herm Albright Shrug them off and move on

10 “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it” W.C. Fields There comes a time.........

11 “If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong” Arthur C. Clark Let your science speak for itself

12 “Optimistic people live longer” Martin Seligman You need optimism and persistence

13 “Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it” Albert Einstein

14 Take home messages Think big Ask important questions Perfect your communication Form great partnerships Have courage and let your science speak for itself Persistence pays, don’t give up Be ready to move on Celebrate every success!

15 AVERT Collaboration

16 Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Arthur M. Schlesinger Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/t opic_science3.html#P0UbGSpRHAHWOu B6.99 Arthur M. Schlesinger http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/t opic_science3.html#P0UbGSpRHAHWOu B6.99

17 AVERT Progress Target monthly recruitment N=30+ Key barriers to recruitment Not arriving within 24 hours Recruiter unavailable Key challenges Staff turnover Babies born - 60 1:22 N=30+ 17 30 August 27 n=1357 +4

18 Where are our centres? Shanghai, CHINA


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