Applications open for free innovation program for researchers – delivered by CSIRO 

CSIRO’s ON Prime is a free program designed to help research teams of two to five people take their projects to the next level through customer discovery activities and more. CSIRO work with researchers at any stage of their project across all disciplines. 

During the nine weeks of ON Prime, you will develop a deeper understanding of the people who could benefit the most from your research and sharpen your skills to communicate with that audience. 

Expert facilitators will support you to build evidence for the impact of your research, so you can make a difference in the world and attract the resources you need along the way.  

Outcomes from teams in recent years include: 

  • attracting new funding sources 
  • establishing new partnerships 
  • increasing industry engagement 
  • improving clarity around the impact and focus of their research 
  • increasing confidence communicating their research 
  • licensing IP or creating a new start-up venture. 

Participating teams can receive up to $5000 to reward engagement and learning velocity in the program. 

Applications close at 5pm on Feb 14th.  

(There will be another opportunity to participate later in the year if you cannot make this timeline) 

For more details or to apply, go to the On Prime website ON Prime – CSIROand chat with Trudy Campbell from the GLOBE team who participated in the most recent round of ON PRIME.   

Mike Daube Early Career Advocacy Series  

The Mike Daube Early Career Advocacy Series aims to support Early Career Researchers to combine review or perspective articles on a topical public health or health promotion issue, with strong calls for action on research, policy, or practice. Articles in this series are written exclusively by ECRs (those within 5 years of the award of their PhDs – with consideration given for those with career interruptions). These articles can be written as single author, or co-authored with other ECRs. We welcome articles from Honours, Masters, and current PhD students. Articles that are published in Health Promotion International fall under the Read and Publish agreement which waives the open access publication fee for Deakin staff and students. This is a great opportunity for ECRs to get their work published and have a voice on important health issues. Guidelines are available here and there is no deadline for submission: 

Commercial Determinants of Health Special Issue  

Health Promotion International are calling for papers on the Commercial Determinants of Health for their upcoming special issue. They are interested in receiving manuscripts on CDoH issues from a diverse range of global contexts. Submit to this special issue and contribute to advancing research on the adverse impacts of commercial actors and activities on population health and wellbeing. For more information visit the website:

Digital Determinants of Health Special Issue 

Health Promotion International are also calling for papers on the Digital Determinants of Health for their upcoming special issue. Submit to this special issue to advance discussions and broaden understanding of the DDoH and their intersection with social, commercial, political, and environmental determinants of health. They are interested in receiving manuscripts that explore how digital determinants—such as internet access, digital literacy, digital platforms, online information environments, digital marketing and digital policies—impact health; the role of digital technologies in health care, planetary health, and the climate crisis; politics and power within the digital environment; AND MORE. For more information visit the website: 

2024 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science – Nominations close 8 February 

Now is the time to nominate a peer or colleague to acknowledge their important contribution to science, research-based innovation or science, technology, and mathematics teaching.  

To nominate, go to: 

To find out more go to

Scientific Writing and Research Support – Dr Cadeyrn Gaskin 

Cadeyrn (Kay-drin) has availability to support researchers with writing research papers and reports, conducting systematic reviews, and general research tasks. He has training to doctoral level in psychology, and has undertaken research in healthcare, physical activity and sedentary behaviour, and disability. Cadeyrn has significant experience working in academic research and for government, including several roles at Deakin over the last two decades. He can be engaged as a SRF on a casual or parttime basis. Feel free to contact him on 

EOI – Book chapters on the use of AI in qualitative research 

I have been asked to write 2 chapters in an upcoming textbook about AI in social research, and I was wondering if anyone in IHT might be interested in contributing as a co-author?  

The two chapters are about 1) whether AI is an appropriate tool for data analysis in regards to the philosophies of different qualitative research approaches, and 2) the ethical implications of using AI as a data analysis tool in qualitative research overall.  

If anyone is interested, can they please contact Danielle Hitch at 

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