Upcoming pitch sessions:
Tuesday 9 November 2pm – NHMRC Investigator, Partnership PRC1 and ARC Linkage Rd1
Tuesday 7 December 9.30am –
NHMRC Investigator, Synergy and Ideas Grants
Check out the indicative schedule here

Microsoft Teams training
We’re pleased to present two virtual one-hour workshops for increasing proficiency in Microsoft Teams, given this is now used so widely across Deakin. You’re welcome to join either or both of these free sessions. 

  • Beginner session: Tuesday 9 November 10am – 11am
    The beginner course is designed to take the user through the Teams interface and provide an introduction to the tools and capabilities of the application. This includes looking into the functionality of “My profile”, understanding teams and channels and their features, accessing resources, navigation, messaging and conversations, and shortcuts. This session aims to help users feel and be more confident in knowing the tools and capabilities of Teams and be more familiar in how to use it. Register for the Beginners session here.
  • Intermediate session: Friday 3 December 10am – 11am
    The intermediate course is designed to provide insights into Teams and how to best manage the application. This includes understanding the capabilities of teams and channels, managing users and access, app integration, customising the tool bar with apps, creating a team, shortcuts, adding forms, and SharePoint integration. This session aims to equip users with a more in-depth understanding of Teams and how to manage the application. Register for the Intermediate session here.

IHT Fika
Our Fika sessions for November are Tuesday 9 and Friday 26. Please join us from 10.30- 11am and get to know some like-minded souls. You’ll meet new friends and expand your connections across the Institute. Check your inbox for your calendar invitation – we’d love to see you there!

Virtual digital health workshop: Wednesday 10 November, 10am – 12pm
Earlier this year we collated information on current digital health research projects, interests and partnerships across the Institute with the aim to explore common themes and consider how researchers could be better coordinated and supported across the Institute. This documentation can be viewed on the Member’s Portal. We’re now looking to build on this work by establishing a coordinated digital health research program. To do this, we’re holding a virtual digital health workshop that will bring together researchers interested in digital health research to provide an overview of digital health research across the Institute. This is a great opportunity to learn about the diverse knowledge and expertise across the Institute and help shape our digital health research strategy moving forward. The workshop is open to everyone across the Institute. If you’re able to attend, please register here ASAP

Finding a research mentor: Wednesday 10 November 12.00 – 1.00pm
The IHT EMCR Committee invites the Institute’s EMCRs to a Zoom workshop on finding a research mentor presented by the School of Psychology’s A/Prof Antonina Mikocka-Walus, Faculty of Health HDR Coordinator and co-creator of the Deakin Early Careers Academic Futures (DECAF) Research Peer Mentoring Program. Antonina will discuss:

  • Why it might be helpful to have a mentor
  • What’s on offer at Deakin
  • How to identify a suitable mentor – What qualities should you look for? How do you know it’s a good fit?
  • How to manage/maintain the mentoring relationship
    Click here to join in.

Global Conversation webinars
The Global Conversation Series is a part of the ongoing collaboration between Deakin and the University of Southern Denmark. It aims to inspire continued development and provide opportunities for expansion of the network and collaboration and to highlight our work in international partnerships. The final Conversations for the year is The guide to self-determination – building life skills to manage transitions in life: Thursday 11 November 6pm Australian time, 8am Danish time
Click here for more information and to register.

Using Discrete Choice Experiments (DCEs) in Health and Policy Research: 22 & 23 November 2021, 1 – 4pm Presented by A/Prof Brendan Mulhern (UTS) & A/Prof Richard Norman (Curtin University)
A DCE is a quantitative method increasingly used in healthcare to elicit preferences from participants (patients, payers, commissioners) without directly asking them to state their preferred options. This free introductory workshop is aimed at current IHT members and will cover six modules across two interactive days:

  • Introduction to choice modelling
  • Determining DCE attributes and levels
  • DCE design and analysis
  • Using DCEs in health state valuation
  • Implementation and administration considerations
  • Use of DCEs in health policy
    Registration by Friday, 12 November is essential.

EMCR workshop: Track record development – Tuesday 30 November 2021, 1-3pm
In this two-hour workshop, Outside Opinion consultants Dr Simona John von Freyend and Janice Besch will enhance your understanding as an early to mid-career researcher (EMCR) of how to prepare a competitive track record. Simona and Janice will focus strongly on track record development for NHMRC Investigator Grants but provide information that is applicable to a range of funding bodies, partner organisations, stakeholders and end users as relevant to the Institute. The workshop will also include examples of how they have improved the track records of four EMCRs from our Institute for their upcoming grant submissions. Register here.

Moving forward in unity: Nursing through the COVID-19 PandemicNovember/December 2021
The School of Nursing and Midwifery is co-hosting this two-part international conference with Mae Fah Luang University in Thailand. Speakers include Alfred Deakin Professor Tracey Bucknall, Professor Ana Hutchinson and Associate Head of School (International) Dr Stéphane Bouchoucha. Find out more here.