Have you been to a valuable training session or attended other professional development events that you think others could benefit from? Share your top 3 tips or take aways with us so that other IHT members can also learn from your experience!! Send a quick email to health-transformation@deakin.edu.au with the name of the event you went to, and your top 3 tips or take aways so we can include it in the IHT newsletter. Dot points are fine.

Showcase partnerships during events

If you are holding an event, we encourage you to use the opportunity to showcase other relevant partnerships to your stakeholders. Speak with the IHT ops team if you want ideas or more info.

All Members Day

The next All Members Day will be held at Deakin Downtown on 13 July from 9.30am-2.30pm.

We are excited to be joined by following external keynote speakers.

Terry Slevin, Chief Executive Officer, Public Health Association of Australia.

The single biggest change in our lifetime in the administration of public health at national – and possibly state level – is under consideration. The Australian Centre for Disease Control is set to commence in early 2024 with the legislation to bring the entity into being likely to pass parliament before the end of this year. What will it do? How will it engage with the states and territories? How will it engage with the research communities? What are its challenges? What are its opportunities? What is your role?

Bernice Redley, Health Complaints Commissioner

Formerly from QPS, many of you will know Bernice prior to her appointment as the Health Complaints Commissioner in Victoria in June 2022. With an intimate understanding of our context, Bernice will be sharing with us:

  • the key themes emerging from her office on patient complaints?
  • opportunities that this intelligence present for researchers interested in improving patient experience?

We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information please email the team at health-transformation@deakin.edu.au

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowship 2024 – Grant Development Session

IHT will host a special grant development session from Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants on Wednesday 12 July at 10am.

All IHT members are welcome to attend, regardless of whether they are presenting or not.

Please contact Merran Stewart for details.

Date: 12 July

Time: 10am-12pm

Location: online via Zoom

Register: contact Merran Stewart

IHT EMCR Workshops – Building your Research Track Record

The IHT EMCR Committee would like to extend an invitation to EMCRs and PhD candidates from across Faculty of Health to two of their online workshops designed to provide EMCRs strategies related to “Building your Research Track Record”.

The workshops will be facilitated by Professor Robert Vink from Outside Opinion.

The workshops will cover how to build a research track record, understanding competitive track records and how to present evidence of your research performance.

The two workshops are designed to build on one another, so ideally participants will ideally attend both sessions.


Tuesday 18 July 2023

10.00am – 12.00pm  

Join Zoom Meeting


Tuesday 25 July 2023

10.00am – 12.00pm

Join Zoom Meeting

For enquiries, contact health-transformation@deakin.edu.au.

Invitation to learn about consumer involvement in MRFF-funded research

Consumers bring a broad range of valuable perspectives and experiences that can improve the quality, relevance and impact of research. The MRFF invites you to join their webinar on 3 August 2023 to learn about consumer involvement in MRFF-funded research.

Hosted by Mr John Stubbs AM, Chair of the MRFF Consumer Reference Panel, and Dr Masha Somi, Chief Executive Officer, Health and Medical Research Office, the webinar will include:

Register for the webinar, which will be held at 12:00pm (AEST) on 3 August 2023.

Healthcare communication masterclass

Fast track your communication skills at the signature masterclass, facilitated by experts in healthcare communication from Deakin University’s OCPH. Step away from busy clinical practice to unwind in comfort between intensive learning experiences. Run across beautiful rural locations, each residential program focuses on refining core skills and conducting complex conversations with patients and colleagues. Suitable for all health professionals looking to enhance patient care, interprofessional communication, supervision and leadership.

Register on Eventbrite.