Dr Emma Foster receives inaugural MP STAR fellowship

Portrait of Emma Foster

Congratulations to Dr Emma Foster on being part of the first Monash Partners Strategic Translation and Research (MP STAR) Clinician Fellow Program.

Dr Foster is a Consultant Neurologist at The Alfred, and an Early Career Researcher at the Central Clinical School. She completed her Clinical Epilepsy Fellowship through The Alfred and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, and is co-head of The Alfred First Seizure Clinic. She is developing expertise in health economics and outcomes research, with the aim of improving healthcare delivery to people with first seizures and epilepsy.

“I am extremely grateful to receive a MP STAR Clinician Fellowship in its inaugural year,” Dr Foster said. “This Fellowship provides invaluable financial support to complement the world-class clinical and research environment available through Monash Partners. By supporting both my roles as a clinician and a researcher, MP STAR will empower me to develop a strong translational research program. I look forward to overseeing impactful research that will have real-world implications for healthcare over the course of my MP STAR candidature.”

The MP STAR program responds to an identified need to strengthen and build the multi-disciplinary clinical academic workforce. It is designed to foster and embed research into practice and equip emerging and mid-career clinical academics with important skills, knowledge and experience that supports career progression toward future leadership roles.

The program provides fellowship funding, combined with protected research time, networking, mentoring and training to provide a pathway to combine research with clinical care.

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