The Faculty of Health is calling for applications for Academic Study Program (ASP) for Trimester 1, 2023.

Applications (to your HOS) close on Monday 9 May 2022.

Applications with the HOS recommendations to Faculty (Steven Sawyer) – Monday 23 May 2022.

The University currently offers Research Development ASP. This program allows eligible academic staff a period of 1-6 months to work with local and internationally renowned academics, professionals and industry leaders from other institutions, and provides the opportunity for uninterrupted research activities. The Faculty of Health encourages applicants to consider proposal to collaborate with our national and international strategic partnerships.

Please note you must discuss your application with your HOS prior to applying.

Links to the Research Development ASP procedure and the ASP application form, including the Head of School recommendation, can be found on the Faculty SharePoint.

Members’ Portal lists

This is a reminder that IHT is developing a central resource that captures the expertise and areas of research of our full and associate members. This resource can then be used to help identify and facilitate collaborations across the Institute.

If you haven’t already done so, please add your area of expertise and FOR codes to the IHT Member List on our Members’ Portal.

Thank you to the 48 IHT members who have already added this information!

Please contact Merran Stewart if you require any assistance.

Merran may also be able to assist with recommending potential collaborators to you.

 Call for experts – Food and Agriculture Organization (World Health Organization)

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the World Health Organization is calling for experts in food systems and health and nutrition to contribute to the elaboration process of the new report on reducing inequalities for food security and nutrition. Find out more on the FAO website.

Have you published something recently?

We’re updating the Publications page of the IHT website. If you have published something since August 2021 and would like your publication included on the IHT website, please complete the following steps.

  1. Log in to Elements
  2. Select publications, on the bottom left-hand side of your screen
  3. Click Export
  4. Locate the .bib file in your downloads folder
  5. Send the file to

Once received, Brydie will use this file to add your publications to the IHT website.

For assistance, contact Brydie at or on 03 9246 8590.

 Open Access publishing

As a member of the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) Member Institutions, authors with Deakin affiliations may publish in Wiley’s subscription journals that offer open access, with no transactional Article Publication Charges (APC). To qualify, articles must be published open access in a hybrid journal and must have been accepted on or after 1 January 2022. Find out more on the Wiley website.

 MACH EMCR Research Design Webinar Series
The Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) are pleased to present a four-part webinar series exploring research design tailored specifically for early and mid-career researchers. This series is conducted by experts from the University of Melbourne’s Methods and Implementation Support for Clinical and Health research Hub (MISCH) team from February-June 2022 and is free to access for employees of Western Alliance member organisations. The first webinar, Kicking off your research: how to craft a well-defined research question by Dr Karen Lamb, was held in February 2022. View the recording and slides on the MACH website.

HCF Research Foundation Peer Review

The HCF Research Foundation is currently recruiting additional researchers interested in joining their panel of reviewers for their 2022 Health Services Research Grants scheme. Reviewers will be expected to review a small subset of applications matched to your area(s) of expertise. The review will involve providing scores according to their assessment criteria, and some written comments.

This is a good opportunity for ECRs to add to their track record and provide experience for future involvement in NHMRC/MRFF panels. If you are interested in joining their peer review panel, please email and include 3-5 keywords that illustrate your areas of expertise