IHT Pitch Session – MRFF Early and Mid-Career Researcher Scheme

Date: Thursday 9 June 2022

Time: 10.00-10.45am

Presenter: Dr Danielle Hitch

Scheme: MRFF Early and Mid-Career Researcher Scheme

Presentation Title: Implementing and evaluating the co-designed DisCOVeRY model of care for Long COVID

Project abstract

Most people make a full recovery from COVID, but a significant proportion experience sustained symptoms and functional problems. An ever-growing number of Australians are living with Long COVID. The DisCOVeRY model was co-produced with people with Long COVID and reflects their priorities and preferences. A mixed methods study will be undertaken to assess the impact of the model of care on patient and healthcare system outcomes. This study will provide the first evidence of a co-produced model which emphasises integrated care in the community, which is a significantly different approach to the stand alone ‘Long COVID’ clinics prevalent internationally.

Please contact Merran Stewart for the zoom meeting link.

NHMRC Research Translation Symposium 2022

The annual NHMRC Research Translation Symposium is back! This year the Symposium will become the Research Translation Long Weekend and will be held from Thursday 17 November to 22 November 2022. It will be a hybrid event with a combination of keynote/ plenary, abstract and panel sessions to be held online, combined with in-person networking opportunities intended for each state and territory-where possible.

The theme will be ‘Embracing Diversity’, with the intention being to promote the translation of research that addresses equity and the decision-making needs of socially and economically disadvantaged communities.

Abstract submissions will be encouraged on the following sub-themes:

  • Knowledge mobilisation: making information usable and accessible
  • Knowledge know-how: the skills and expertise needed to translate knowledge effectively
  • Impact evaluation: assessing the change that could be attributed to a particular intervention, project, program or policy
  • Implementation science: the methods used to promote the uptake of research findings.

Key dates and other updates, including information on when and how to submit an abstract, will be published in Tracker and on the Research Translation Symposium site.

Communicating your impact to lay audiences

A reminder to register for the rescheduled Communicating your impact to lay audiences workshops. The workshops are being held on 14 and 16 June, from 10am to 12pm. It is preferred that participants register for and attend both sessions. If you are unable to attend both sessions, please contact Brydie Nielson (b.nielson@deakin.edu.au) to make alternative arrangements for your participation.

Facilitated by Tamika Heiden from the Research Impact Academy, the workshops will provide a range of tips, tricks and tools that can be used to promote your research impact to audiences beyond academia.

Session one: Tuesday, 14 June, 10am-12pm

Session two: Thursday, 16 June, 10am-12pm

Before session one, participants will be required to identify a project that they have worked on and would like to use as a case study throughout the sessions.

Register on Eventbrite.

Media and broadcast interview training

Engaging with mainstream media – whether through print, online, radio or TV – is a great way of communicating the value of Deakin’s research work.

Media training helps build understanding of best practice and develop the skills needed to get the most out of these opportunities.

The Deakin media team has recently refreshed Deakin’s media training program and is implementing an open booking system for all academic staff and PhD candidates.

New sessions for 2022 begin in June and run regularly through to the end of the year.

Academic staff and PhD candidates can sign up for two tiers of media training – a one-hour introductory webinar and a two-hour broadcast interview workshop, run from the Burwood television studio (with a limit of four people per session).

Bookings for either of these sessions can be made via the new ‘Media training’ page on Deakin Hub.

If you have any questions about engaging with the media or attending these training sessions, please contact Brydie Nielson.

Deakin Library Research Services drop-in session

An informal, online drop-in session is being held on Friday 3 June for researchers with questions about Elements, Deakin profiles and metrics.

Drop-in to the session from 1-2pm.

Register on the Deakin Library website