The AHES 1 on 1 mentoring program is a program that matches mentors and mentees who are willing to commit to a 6-month formal 1 on 1 mentoring relationship. The program necessitates development and learning for both mentors and mentees.

The program aims to provide an opportunity for early-career and mid-career researchers to seek advice on developing strengths and overcoming weaknesses, and for mid-career and senior researchers to share valuable knowledge and give back to the professional community as a subject matter expert and leader, to nurture health economics talent and develop future leaders.

Mentees must be current members of the AHES and early-career and mid-career researchers with a PhD. To participate in the program as a mentee, please fill in the application form (see below), and email to mentoring@ahes.org.au. Places are limited.

Mentees must be current members of the AHES and early-career and mid-career researchers with a PhD. To participate in the program as a mentee, please fill in the application form (see below), and email to mentoring@ahes.org.au. Places are limited.

  • Commitment to the program is expected for 6 months.
  • Catch-up meetings between the mentors and mentees are expected approximately every 4-6 weeks.
  • The frequency, session duration, content, venue and format (in person or online) of the mentoring sessions should be agreed between the mentor and the mentee.

Mentorship activities are negotiated directly between the mentee and mentor. Mentees are responsible for making arrangements to meet their mentors. Following matching, mentees are advised to prepare a plan for the mentorship activities to be discussed with the mentor. The focus of the relationship is the mentee’s goals, but both parties need to follow through on actions or commitments and both need to respect each other’s time.

Confidentiality by all parties is essential for the mentoring relationship to be successful. Neither party should convey information covered during mentoring sessions to anyone else without prior and explicit permission. The mentor and mentee must provide appropriate acknowledgement and credit for any joint work or projects.

Some examples on how to foster successful mentorship and plan sessions are provided here, including mentee experience and tips, and techniques for coaching and mentoring.

The matching aims to ensure a diverse selection of mentees/mentors from different Australian universities/research institutes. Subject to the availability of mentors, the AHES mentoring committee will match participants based on areas of interest, work environment and experience.

At the end of the 6 months, mentors and mentees will be prompted to provide feedback on the mentoring experience with a structured questionnaire, and any suggestions for the AHES to consider to improve the program.

Additional resources for PhD candidates

The AHES PhD group mentoring is now available. To participate in the program as a mentee, please email mentoring@ahes.org.au. Click here for further information.