Examples of relevant circumstances
Relevant circumstances typically represent disruptions, interruptions, non-traditional patterns of achievements or deviations from an established trajectory, sometimes also described as 'career hijacks'.
Examples of relevant circumstances may include (but are not limited to):
- career interruptions or disruptions caused by parental leave, major or prolonged illness/injury, carer responsibilities
- impairment, temporary or permanent disability
- personal trauma (for example bereavement, domestic and family violence)
- periods of part-time work, late or non-linear entry into academia, change in discipline focus, varied workload or relocation of a research laboratory or clinical practice setting or long-service leave
- country relocation or relocation of a research laboratory
- cultural or religious expectations
- impact of major events such as natural disasters (flooding, bushfires, storms, earthquakes), pandemics (such as the COVID-19 pandemic), war or political unrest
- other emergency situations, and/or
- other similar circumstances that impact productivity and success.