23 episodes

In science we are taught how to become competent researchers. If you are talented and lucky enough to build a strong research profile, you become a leader in your field. This does not, however, automatically make you leader of people and yet so many roles that use science require real leadership. This podcast aims to understand what qualities and experiences make a great leader in different fields of science. What are the differences between those that fall into the role, versus those who were made for it?

The Lead Candidate Dr Simona Carbone

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In science we are taught how to become competent researchers. If you are talented and lucky enough to build a strong research profile, you become a leader in your field. This does not, however, automatically make you leader of people and yet so many roles that use science require real leadership. This podcast aims to understand what qualities and experiences make a great leader in different fields of science. What are the differences between those that fall into the role, versus those who were made for it?

    Leadership with A/Prof Corey Tutt OAM

    Leadership with A/Prof Corey Tutt OAM

    Today we have A/Prof Corey Tutt OAM on the show! Corey is here to talk about his role as CEO of Deadly Science.
     
    He’s sharing his stories of good and bad advice he has received over his journey.  If you’re trying to start something new but you’ve heard a lot of ‘no’ along the way then this episode is for you.
     
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    • 53 min
    Leadership with Dr Morley Muse

    Leadership with Dr Morley Muse

    Today we have Dr. Morley Muse on the show! Morley is cofounder and director of iSTEM Co a research, consulting, and talent-sourcing company aimed to enable the employment of women in Australia’s STEM organizations including women of color and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in STEM. She is also the co-founder of DEIR, the Diversity Equity Inclusion Retention online platform for job recruitment for STEM. 
     
    She’s sharing her passion for finding solutions to all sorts of problems. If you want an example of a leader, who leads by doing then this episode is for you.
     
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    • 56 min
    Leadership with Prof Alan Duffy

    Leadership with Prof Alan Duffy

    Today we have Prof Alan Duffy on the show! Prof Duffy is here to talk about his role as an astrophysicist at Swinburne University and his recently appointed role as Pro-Vice Chancellor of Flagship Initiatives. He’s also CEO of mDetect as well as a communicator of science in the Australian media. 
     
    He’s sharing how he manages these varied leadership roles and how he chooses new ones. This episode is for you if you’re trying to understand how to justify and manage diverse roles.



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    • 1 hr
    Leadership with Dr Anand Gautam

    Leadership with Dr Anand Gautam

    Today we have Dr Anand Gautam on the show! He is the Executive Director & Emerging Science Lead (Asia & Asia Pacific) at Pfizer. 
     
    He’s sharing his wealth of knowledge from 30 years of experience in various leadership positions in academia, biotech, and pharmaceutical industries. If you’re looking for an excellent example of someone who has made career choices firmly aligned with their purpose and values then this episode is for you.
     
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    • 41 min
    Leadership with A/Prof Tina Soulis

    Leadership with A/Prof Tina Soulis

    Today we have A/Prof Tina Soulis on the show! Tina is the founder and director of Alithia Life Sciences, VP of Clinical Strategy and Development for Kinoxis Therapeutics and she has a portfolio of overseas-based clients for whom she is the Australian director.
     
    She’s sharing some of the knowledge she has accrued over her time in the biotech sector and why she believes it is so important to pass the knowledge on. If you’re looking for an excellent example of a kind and generous leader, then this episode is for you.
     
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    • 52 min
    Leadership with Dr Simona Carbone

    Leadership with Dr Simona Carbone

    Today we have a special episode of “The Lead Candidate’ featuring our host Dr Simona Carbone! In January of 2023, Simona was invited to present the keynote address to the Melbourne Hub of the National Youth Science Forum. The National Youth Science Forum is based in Australia. It is a not-for-profit organization that runs a series of programs designed to encourage the passion of young people for science technology and engineering and maths.
    She’s sharing how her journey to become a scientist started and some difficult lessons she’s learned along the way.
     
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    • 31 min

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Pr4deep R ,

Insightful content for any academic or aspiring leader

This is a great example of a podcast that addresses a major issue within academia and even other fields, what makes a good leader. This is a sore point in science as there is very little training available and not many people talk address it. There is no one answer for what makes a good leader, but I think Simona's podcast does the next best thing and asks proven scientific leaders what makes them tick and how they lead.

LearnToLead ,

Great insights for scientists

Interesting to hear how leaders in sciences have to adapt their strategies in different scenarios

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