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.

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.

Translational research – ideas into action

The HSD Research and Research Training Committee invites staff and later-stage PhD students to a workshop on translational research.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday 6 September from 1-2pm.

Presented by IHT’s Christina Zorbas and Amie O’Shea, and IHT associate member Dani Hitch. Christina, Amie and Dani will draw on their experience of designing and implementing translational research within their different disciplines and will provide tips for researchers interested in exploring this further within the context of their own research.  

Zoom invites will be sent at a later date.

Faculty of Health Thinkers/Industry Experts in Residence (TIER) Program

Applications for TIER during the first half of 2023 (January – June) are now open. 

This program is designed to bring senior, high level, strategic thinkers from academia or industry to Deakin University for a 1-to-2-month period. Thinkers/Industry Experts in Residence (TIERs) will be leaders in academia/industry who bring a broad understanding of their field or industry sector in the context of future thinking and are willing to work in close collaboration with Faculty of Health staff. 

The guidelines and application form are available from the Faculty of Health Research SharePoint.

Applications close 10:00am Monday 29 August 2022 – submit to

Upcoming IHT pitch sessions

Date and time Suggested scheme
Thursday 25 August 10am NHMRC Investigator Grants, ARC Future Fellowships and Linkage
Thursday 27 October 10am ARC Discovery Projects and Discovery Indigenous
Thursday 8 December 10am NHMRC Ideas Grants and Partnership Projects, ARC Linkage

The 2022 pitch session schedule can be found on the Members Portal.

Please contact Merran Stewart if you would like to present or for more information about presenting at a session. Please note that members are welcome to pitch an idea for any Category 1 scheme at these sessions, including MRFF. Schemes listed above are suggestions only.

Faculty of Health new idea pitch sessions

Faculty of Health researchers are invited to deliver a five-minute presentation of their new idea for an ARC, NHMRC or MRFF application to a Faculty panel.

Researchers interested in participating must complete and submit a short Expression of Interest (EOI) form by Monday 29 August 2022 to Find the EOI form on the Faculty of Health SharePoint.