ABC Top 5 Media Residency Program

The ABC is looking for dynamic early-career PhD researchers with an interest in communicating their work to non-academic audiences. Graduates of the program are equipped with career-long skills, knowledge and confidence to communicate with media and their audiences about their field of expertise. Applications close on 14 May. Read more on the ABC website.

Bioinformatics capacity survey

Researchers from the Faculty of Health and SEBE are aiming to evaluate the need for central bioinformatics support across the 2 Faculties. If you or your team work/envisage to work in a field that requires bioinformatics or any type of -omics analysis, please take 3 minutes to complete their survey.

Deeble Institute Mid-Career Researcher Fellowship

The Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research is offering a fellowship opportunity for a mid-career researcher with a background in health systems research. The successful applicant will lead the development of a Deeble Institute Health Policy Issues Brief on equitable access to healthcare and voluntary patient registration reforms. Applications close on 16 May.

Find out more on the Deeble Institute’s website.

Victoria’s first Wellbeing Plan

The Victorian Department of Health’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Office has published their What we heard report. The report details the engagement process for Victoria’s first Wellbeing Plan, due to be released in late 2023.

The report and further details are available on the Engage Vic website.

Obesity Policy Coalition unveils new name

The Obesity Policy Coalition, of which GLOBE is a partner, has unveiled a new name and brand identity. Effective immediately, their new name is Food for Health Alliance (FHA).

Find out more on their website.

It’s time to review your staff profile

Are you putting your best foot forward on your Deakin website staff profile? Showing off your latest projects, awards and achievements? Providing correct contact details to prospective funders and collaborators?

Currently, Deakin staff are automatically allocated a profile on Deakin’s public facing website.

You have the option to decide whether your overall profile is visible. All researchers and research degree candidates are encouraged to have a public-facing staff profile so:

  • You are visible to potential partners and collaborators.
  • Prospective PhD candidates can learn more about your research.
  • You can promote your career highlights, awards and achievements.
  • Media have your latest information, title and contact details.

Here are some examples of staff profiles for inspiration:

Non-research staff:

Unless you are an academic or researcher (or work in a business development-type role where networking is important), we encourage you unselect the checkbox that makes your profile public to reduce email spam.

So, is it time for a profile spruce up?

You manage your own profile, including editing most of the content; you can upload a photo, and control the individual privacy settings of the information.

Update your profile now!

Log on to the Deakin Profile portal to update your profile or hide from public view.

Faculty of Health Research Coordinators

In addition to the IHT Operations team, the Faculty of Health’s Research Coordinators (RCs) provide support for the administration of research across all Schools and Institutes in the Faculty of Health. The support includes:

  • Development of research contracts with external partners to support a range of monetary and non-monetary research activities and engagement including: research consultancy agreements, collaborative research agreements, MoUs, material transfer agreements (incl. data sharing agreements), research placements, HDR supervision and industry HDR scholarship agreements, inter-institutional collaborative agreements, IP agreements, non-disclosure agreements, research subcontract agreements and other customised forms of agreements.
  • Provision of support in the management of research funding:
    • research and promotion of funding opportunities
    • budget input and guidance to CIs for new research proposals (category 1-3), including compliance with funding agency and institutional policies, liaising with CIs, faculty, grants team, and sponsors as required.
    • assistance with the organisation of faculty reviews and feedback for new proposals
  • Provision of research policy/procedural guidance to Faculty staff.
  • Develop and organise the delivery of research related special promotional projects, workshops, seminars, and large events to raise the research profile of university, faculty, schools, and institutes.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of research SharePoint sites within the Faculty of Health.
  • Coordinate internal Faculty/School level research and research training development schemes such as HDR conference funding
  • Support the host area with advice and support for new research staff appointments, including adjunct and visiting research staff.

In addition, the RCs have expertise in HDR candidature administration, publications administration and other areas of grants, contracts, and finance support.

Any other requests for support or advice on research administration are welcome. Please contact the RCs, Kim Cunningham, Muhammad Haseeb, Rheanne Hogema and Andrea Godfrey (parental leave until July 2023), at More information about the RCs and their role can be found on the Faculty of Health Research SharePoint.