Organisational Health Literacy Workshop

Co-presented by Professor in Health Promotion, Helle Terkildsen Maindal and her PhD scholar, Maiken Meldgaard from Aarhus University, Denmark, this workshop will introduce and provide an overview of the concept of organisational health literacy.

Health literacy is closely linked with socio-economic factors such as education, employment, and ethnicity, and can be a lever in accommodating the challenge of inequity in health care and access to health care services.

Participants will get the opportunity to map ideas of how to improve health literacy responsiveness.

Date: 10 November

Time: 1.15-3.15pm

Location: Deakin Downtown


Nourish Network end of year celebration

Join us for this free in-person event at Deakin Downtown (Tower 2, Level 12 – 727 Collins St., Melbourne) to hear our keynote speaker Dr Sandro Demaio and panellists share their viewpoints on healthy and sustainable food retail in Australia, considering both present and future perspectives.

Date: 17 November 2022

Time: 2-5pm

Location: Deakin Downtown


DUHRS Student Conference

The Deakin University Health Research Student conference committee are inviting all Faculty of Health HDR students to attend the upcoming HDR Student Conference.

A range of student presentations will make up the day and catering will be provided.

Cash prizes will be presented for the best talks and posters, and a people’s choice award chosen by you!

Conference organisers are also looking for ECRs, postdocs or PIs to act as poster and oral presentation judges, please contact health-hdr@deakin.edu.au.

Date: 18 November

Time: 9am-5pm

Location: Deakin Downtown


Western Alliance symposium

The Seventh Western Alliance Annual Symposium will be held in the town of Dunkeld and will showcase some of the fantastic research from across western Victoria in addition to high profile guest speakers.

Date: 21-22 November

Time: 21 November: 4-6pm, 22 November: 9.30am-3pm

Location: Sterling Place Community Centre, Dunkeld


Co-design in Action Presentation

The IHT EMCR Committee is pleased to present this lunchtime seminar with Dr Louise La Sala, a postdoctoral research fellow with the suicide prevention unit at Orygen, Centre for Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne.

The #chatsafe guidelines are the world’s first evidence-informed guidelines developed to support young people to communicate safely online about suicide. The guidelines have been translated for 11 different regions worldwide.

Louise will share the co-design process and practices used by the #chatsafe team to partner with young people to co-develop suicide prevention solutions for young people, by young people.

This is an opportunity to learn about how co-design processes have been implemented into community and education practice.

Date: 24 November

Time: 12-1pm

Location: online via Zoom

Media training

This session is an introduction to how media engagement is facilitated at Deakin, what media engagement involves, and how academic staff and HDR students can get the most from media opportunities.

Date: 5 December 2022

Time: 1-2pm

Location: Online via Zoom


Final pitch session for 2022

Suggested schemes: NHMRC Ideas Grants, Partnership Projects, and Synergy Grants, and ARC Linkage

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.

Date: 8 December

Time: 10am

2022 Deakin Food Policy Dialogue

GLOBE and the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) are pleased to host the 2022 Deakin Food Policy Dialogue: Towards prioritising policies that support equitable food systems.

Join the discussion between researchers, public health practitioners, policy makers, advocates and community organisations about how we can work together to design and implement policies that support equitable food systems.

Guest speakers and panellists include:

  • Tracy Hardy (Wattleseed Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing)
  • Dr Sandro Demaio (VicHealth)
  • Dheepa Jeyapalan (VicHealth)
  • Dr Mark Lock (IHT)
  • Dr Jane Martin (OPC)
  • Alfred Deakin Professor Anna Peeters (IHT)
  • Associate Professor Kathryn Backholer (IHT)

Date: 13 December 2022

Time: 9.30am-4.15pm

Location: Deakin Downtown or online via Zoom


Watch now

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

Important viewing for anyone sharing and engaging online with research and online communities. The panel features two IHT members, Catherine Bennett and Samantha Thomas who have shared with us their experiences engaging with public online conversations.

For those unable to attend on the day, or if you’d like to revisit the session or share it with colleagues, a recording of the webinar is now available on DeakinHub.