Researcher Spotlight: Siew Lim

Michelle Putt Uncategorised

In 2023, four early and mid-career researchers were celebrated for their exceptional work in the annual Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Early and Mid-career Researcher Collective (HiPPP EMR-C) International Awards.

The awards align with the HiPPP EMR-C purpose of creating opportunities for members to build capacity, form collaborations, transcend discipline and sector-based silos, and generate impact across research, policy and practice in the HiPPP field. 

We sat down with each winner to ask them about their award, their research and a few of their favourite things.

Siew Lim

BEST PUBLICATION FOR AN EARLY- OR MID-CAREER RESEARCHER & OUTSTANDING STAKEHOLDER OR CONSUMER COLLABORATION: Dr Siew Lim, Senior Research Fellow, Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University

Q: How did you feel to be presented with your award?

I feel validated for these activities that I have undertaken, in developing partnerships with stakeholders and consumers, and in leading a team for a publication.

Q: What does it meant to have your work recognised by the HiPPP EMR-C and CRE HiPP?

This is an official recognition of some of my skills and strengths that I could cite in fellowship and grant applications.

Q: What excites/motivates you about your research?

Being able to make a difference and generate impact in people’s everyday lives, particularly among those who are often overlooked.

Q: What do you hope to achieve with your research in 2024? (or what you’re looking forward to?)

I am looking forward to build on my health equity research program through several projects that received grants for 2024. I am also hoping to establish my research program through grants and fellowships.

Q: What does being part of the HiPPP EMR-C mean to you?

It is a place to meet excellent early career researchers, receive mentoring and receive opportunities for small grants and awards.

Q: Hot drink order?

Decaf mocha

Q: Your current book/podcast/TV series?

Books: Boy Underwater, Biblical Critical Theory

Q: Favourite holiday destination?

Jungfrau region, Switzerland

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