Emerging researchers

As Australia’s largest centralised hospital, clinical trial and research site, Alfred Research Alliance provides emerging researchers a unique environment to establish a research career.

Meet some of our emerging researchers.

Dr Sharon Kramer         

“One person every 19 minutes will have a stroke in Australia. It can have a devastating effect on people’s lives. My research looks at how we can use exercise, specifically aerobic exercise and endurance training, to help people recover from brain injury,”

Meet Alfred Research Alliance emerging researcher, Dr Sharon Kramer, who is dedicated to stroke rehabilitation research.

Dr Yow Keat Tham   

“I think lipids are central to everything in your body, there are over 100,000 types of lipids, and we’re only really just scratching the surface of what we can detect through technology. It’s a very understudied area, there is so much potential.”

Lipids are fatty compounds that perform a variety of functions in your body.

Meet Alfred Research Alliance emerging researcher, Dr Yow Keat Tham, who has found his research passion in lipids.

Dr Guncag Ozavci           

“Since I started my career, I’ve noticed that poor communication is one of the biggest reasons behind adverse events and medication incidents. That encouraged me to investigate the interactions between healthcare provider and  patient interactions, especially for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people.

Meet Alfred Research Alliance emerging researcher, Dr Guncag Ozavic, who is passionate about improving the overall patient experience.

Dr Louise Segan    

“At the Alfred Research Alliance, there have been three key institutions that have been integral to my career and professional journey. I’ve been grateful to have undertaken my medical studies through Monash University, then patient and clinical exposure at Alfred Health and then to have embarked on my research at Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute.”

Meet Alfred Research Alliance cardiology emerging researcher, Dr Louise Segan, who is so grateful to have established a medical career on this precinct.

A/Prof Shandy Li

“Climate change and air pollution are becoming increasingly serious, so understanding and mitigating environmental risks is essential to protecting public health. This research area allows me to tackle complex problems.”

Meet Alfred Research Alliance emerging researcher, A/Prof Shandy Li, to learn why her research is so important for protecting the world’s health.