Lack of Strategic Funding and Long-Term Job Security Threaten to Have Profound Effects on Cardiovascular Researcher Retention in Australia.
Rachel E Climie, Jason HY Wu, Anna C Calkin, Niamh Chapman, Sally C Inglis, Katrina M Mirabito Colafella, Dean S Picone, Joanne TM Tan, Emma Thomas, Helena M Viola, Steven G Wise, Andrew J Murphy, Mark R Nelson, Stephen J Nicholls, Livia C Hool, Kerry Doyle, Gemma A Figtree, Francine Z Marques, undefined Australian Cardiovascular Alliance
Heart Lung Circ | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Australia. Investment in research solutions has been demonstrated to yield health and a 9.8-fold return economic benefit. The sector, however, is severely challenged with success rates of traditional peer-reviewed funding in decline. Here, we aimed to understand the perceived challenges faced by the cardiovascular workforce in Australia prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS: We used an online survey distributed across Australian cardiovascular societies/councils, universities and research institutes over a period of 6 months during 2019, with 548 completed responses. Inclusion criteria included being an Australian resident..View full abstract