Keeping it social – how to survive and thrive in public conversations online

In this much anticipated webinar, Deakin academics share their personal stories of survival on social media. It is an opportunity to learn tips and strategies from our own experts as they detail the good, the bad and the ugly of their interactions within the online world.

We will discuss how to connect with an audience, build your brand and lead robust engagement. We will also hear from Deakin’s social media experts, who have guidance and resources to help when things turn toxic, before a Q&A with the panel.

The panel includes IHT’s Catherine Bennett and Samantha Thomas.

Date: Thursday 22 September

Time: 12-1.30pm


Looking for more professional development opportunities?

Take a look on the Members’ Portal at what is planned for the remainder of the year across IHT, SoNM, HSD and the Faculty.

There are some great options coming up and hopefully you will be able to find exactly what you are looking for!

If the event is not within your school, please contact the organiser to see if you would be able to attend.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, please let us know by contacting and we may be able to include within the IHT offerings.

Upcoming IHT pitch sessions

Date and time Suggested schemes
Wednesday 26 October 10am NHMRC Investigator Grants, 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.

The John Deeble Lecture and PanelDiscussion: Towards an integrated workforce

Held during the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association’s AGM, the John Deeble Lecture has been established by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association to commemorate the life achievements of Professor John Deeble, distinguished scholar, health economist and health policy leader. Often dubbed ‘the father of Medicare’, John was a conceiver, implementer and defender of universal healthcare for nearly 50 years.

In this, the 2nd Deeble Lecture, Mr Michael Brennan, Chair Productivity Commission, will consider those health workforce related policy measures that are required to ensure the most appropriate workforce to meet prevailing needs. 

Following the lecture, Anna Peeters will moderate a panel discussion reflecting on the complexities of the health workforce and the way we manage and set health workforce policy in Australia.

Date: 26 October 2022

Time: 2-5.30pm

Location: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra


Last places available

The Centre for Organisational Change in Person-Centred Healthcare (OCPH) only interstate Healthcare Communication Masterclass for this year is nearly full, only a few places still available. Each small group will be guided by experts in healthcare communication, Professor Peter Martin and Ms Meg Chiswell and supported by professional simulated patients. Don’t miss out, register today.

The New South Wales Healthcare Communication Masterclass is on the 25 – 28 October 2022 in the beautiful Hunter Valley at Spicer’s Guest House.

Please visit Eventbrite to register.

Early Bird rates are available now for the Victorian Healthcare Communication Masterclass which will be held on 6 – 8 December 2022 at Waurn Ponds Estate at Deakin University’s Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

Places are limited, please visit Eventbrite to register.

Media and broadcast interview training

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.

Recording: New Guidelines for HDR Supervisors lunchtime seminar

If you missed the recent lunchtime seminar on the new guidelines for HDR supervisors with Pat Nicholson, you can get caught up by watching the recording.