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Interpersonal

High level interpersonal skills

Interpersonal skills

  • I have worked and lived in several countries across Europe, North America and Australia. Furthermore, I have been interacting, through collaborations, lectures and seminars in more than 30 countries, with audience including a wide range linguistic, cultural, ethnic, and religious background.
  • Therefore, I believe I understand well nuances in social interactions and learning styles of the vast majority of Australian and overseas staff and students.

Written and oral communication skills: A must!

  • I have extensive experience writing scientific documents and presenting at seminars and conferences. I feel confident speaking to small or large groups. Furthermore, I can communicate my academic ideas effectively to people from non-science backgrounds or ones who are not familiar the subject.
  • I can write and speak in English as well as in French. Indeed, all me professional activities are conducted in English, particularly the writing of publications, grants and formal documents (e.g., research agreements, research reports) as well as written and verbal communications with collaborators worldwide with several English and none-English speaking background.
  • I am also comfortable and confident using various forms of communication such as video-conferencing, online communication and designing and conducting PowerPoint presentations.
  • As a project leader, my missions include exposing the outcomes of my work to the general public and the media as much as I could. For example, this includes:
    • Development and updating of web pages,
    • Writing of Newsletters,
    • Writing of media releases and interviews,
    • Addressing journalists’ inquiries.

My communications skills philosophy as project manager

  • My previous experiences as a professional and academic have provided me with a sound understanding of the key performance indicators of teaching and research activity and the administrative intricacies of tertiary institutions.
  • I believe that one of my strong points in the area of communication is being able to listen to what others have to say. For me, the secret of any communication is to seek first to understand and only then to be understood!
  • Personally, I am committed to focus consistently on:
    • Active listening skills
    • Overcoming the main barriers to communication
    • Presenting and impeccable body language at all time
    • Reading people's body language at the workplace
    • Dealing with conflict in the workplace
  • Furthermore, I believe respect is the most valuable way to engage with my colleagues and students. I maintain and develop positive working relationships with my colleagues by respecting the following principles:
    • I inform myself about the norms and customs of others,
    • I avoid engaging in behaviors that other might consider disrespectful,
    • I listen to others’ points of view while seeking to understand them,
    • I approach directly those persons with whom I might have a disagreement,
    • I conduct myself in a professional manner even when it is not reciprocated.
  • I believe my communication skills will be particularly valuable to resolve conflict where the raise. Altogether, this will ensure that joint objectives are achieved particularly the development and management of a program.

Formal training in negotiation skills

  • Furthermore, I believe respect is the most valuable way to engage with my colleagues and students. I maintain and develop positive working relationships with my colleagues by respecting the following principles:
  • Over the last few years, I have successfully completed several courses and workshops dealing the communication and negotiation skills, including:
    • Conflict resolution workshop. TEDI. The University of Queensland.
    • Managing clinical research projects and teams. Graduate programs in clinical research. University of Melbourne.
    • Commencement and collaboration. Future research leaders program. The University of Queensland.
    • Managing and leading people in research context. Future research leaders program. The University of Queensland.
    • Negotiating for authorship. TEDI. The University of Queensland.


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