IHT Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (ADPRF) pitch session

IHT will be holding a special pitch session for ADPRF applicants.

Date: Wednesday 13 July

Time: 2.30-4pm

Join via Zoom.

All Members Day, 4 August

We look forward to hosting our first face-to-face All Members Day for a number of years at Deakin Downtown on 4 August from 9.30am-2.30pm.  We have a great line-up for the day including Emily Howie from the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission talking about what we can learn from recent events about equity and human rights.

The full agenda is available on the Members’ Portal.

We have also organised a photographer to be there for the day and you can book to have your professional head shot updated via the booking form on the Members’ Portal.

There will also be an opportunity for group photos during the lunch break.

Any ideas about who you would like to hear from at our Final All Members Day in December are welcome.  Please email: health-transformation@deakin.edu.au

Western Alliance Annual Symposium – final call for registrations

The Seventh Western Alliance Symposium will be held on Monday 18 July and Tuesday 19 July 2022 in the town of Dunkeld. The event will showcase some of the fantastic research from across western Victoria in addition to high profile guest speakers.

The symposium and the dinner function (not including any travel or accommodation costs) are free of charge to employees of Western Alliance member organisations.

Registrations for the Symposium close at 5pm Friday 24 June. To register to attend please on the Western Alliance website

Get involved in pitching and writing masterclasses from The Conversation

Do you have an important story to share about your research? The Conversation’s Pitching and Writing Masterclass can show you how it’s done.

Fewer than 50% of people typically read beyond the first few sentences of an online article or journal abstract. This class shows you how to keep time-poor readers interested using short, sharp, jargon-free writing.

Upcoming masterclasses:

Session 1: Tuesday 19 July, 10.30 am-12.30 pm AEST

Session 2: Wednesday 20 July, 10.30 am-12.30 pm AEST

To complete the masterclass, you need to attend both session. Standard sessions are limited to ten participants.

To get in touch or find out more information visit The Conversation.

New media training program for academic staff and PhD candidates

A refreshed media training program for 2022 is now available, with new sessions beginning on Thursday 16 June and running regularly through to the end of the year.

Engaging with the mainstream media – whether through print, online, radio or TV – can be a great way to raise the profile of your work, as well as increase your network and impact. Media training helps you understand best practice to get the most out of these opportunities.

Academic staff and PhD candidates can now sign up for two tiers of media training delivered by the University Communications team: an introductory webinar or a broadcast interview workshop.

For more information and to sign up, visit the new ‘Media training’ page on Deakin Hub.

Biostatistics workshops

The Faculty of Health’s Biostatistics unit is hosting fifteen Biostatistics workshops commencing mid-July. 

The workshops are free of cost and cover core concepts of Statistical Reasoning and Power Calculations, Study Design (Clinical Trials and Observational Studies), STATA (Basic, Tips and Graphs), SPSS (Introduction and Syntax), Statistical Models (Linear and Logistic Regression, and Analysis of Repeated Measures), Meta-Analysis, Meta-Regression, and Causal Inference.

Targeted to PhD students and early career researchers, the presentations will be conceptual with an emphasis on practical issues. These workshops are not aimed at substituting formal training in biostatistics or epidemiology but to complement it.

Workshop participant numbers are capped to allow for discussion and interaction. We expect a high demand for these workshops therefore we strongly encourage registration only if you can attend. We do understand that unforeseen circumstances occur which can prevent attendance, and in that case, we ask that you cancel your registration as a priority so that places can be filled by other interested candidates.

For further information and to register, please visit the Biostatistics unit webpage.  

Queries regarding workshop content can be submitted to health-OD@deakin.edu.au.

Graduate researchers: visualise your thesis now!

Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) is our recently-introduced pathway for graduate researchers to build vital research communication skills and is fast catching up to the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition as a much-anticipated annual event.

Now in its fourth year, VYT is an international competition that challenges eligible graduate researchers to present their project in a 60-second, eye-catching, audio-visual digital display.

‘Taking part in VYT allowed me to learn new skills about research communication, video production and copyright. These skills have been useful to me when preparing presentations for seminars and conferences,’ says Rebecca Nourse, who won Deakin’s 2021 VYT competition with her presentation ‘Supporting self-management in people with heart failure’.​​​​​​​

Inspired to enter? Visit the VYT page for more information and download your 2022 VYT Entrant Pack (PDF, 363.1KB) Entries are due by 15 July 2022.