Upcoming Events

Faculty of Health’s International Research Partnerships Colloquium Series 2024, commences 13 February 2024

Join us online for the March session of the Faculty of Health’s International Research Partnerships Colloquium Series 2024. Each month we’ll feature one of our international partners, with presentations from a Deakin and partner researcher on their latest collaborative work. 

Presentations will take place via 50-minute Zoom sessions (20-minute presentation plus 30-minute Q&A) highlighting the innovative research being progressed within our strategic partnerships. It’s a great opportunity for staff, HDR and other research students to learn more about our international partners, the key researchers involved and the opportunities that exist to engage. 

Prof Susanne Tittlbach
Title: Active Lifestyles – individual and structural influences 

Bio: Professor Susanne Tittlbach is Professor for Social and Health Sciences in Sport at the Bayreuth Center of Sport Science (BaySpo) and Vice-President for Digitalization, Innovation, and Sustainability at the University of Bayreuth. Germany. Her team’s research focuses on individual, social, and environmental conditions of physical activity. She has a strong interest in participatory intervention approaches for enhancing physical activity and active travel, as well as reducing sedentary behavior in different settings.   

Prof Anna Timperio
Title: Environments for active living 

Bio: Professor Anna Timperio is an Alfred Deakin Professor, Deputy Director of the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) and Deputy Head of the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University. Their research focuses on the behavioural epidemiology of physical activity, particularly among children and young people. She has a strong interest in the role of the built and social environment in shaping active living, including active travel.   

A placeholder will be sent to reserve the space in your diary. Specific details of each session will follow closer to the date and will be available on the webpage. 

See you at the first IHT Morning tea for 2024, 10.30am Thurs 14 March at Burwood

Come along and connect with your fellow IHT members over a casual morning tea. You should have received a calendar invite with more details. Any questions, please contact Diane Russack. 

Save the date for the following morning teas for the year:  

  • Tues 30 April Geelong 
  • Tues 18 April Burwood 
  • Monday 27 May Burwood 
  • Wed 24 July Geelong 
  • Thurs 29 August Burwood 
  • Tues 15 Oct Burwood 
  • Wed 27 November Burwood 

Please note these dates are subject to change.  

All Members Day

Our first All Members Day for 2024 will be held Thurs 28 March at Deakin Downtown. More details will be released soon.

MRFF Webinar: How to improve the health of rural, regional and remote communities with an MRFF grant, 14 March 2024

We would like to invite you to the next Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) webinar: How to improve the health of rural, regional and remote communities with an MRFF grant. The webinar is on Thursday 14 March 2024 at 11:00am—12:30pm AEDT.  

Please join the Chief Executive Officer, Health and Medical Research Office, and a panel of experts and grant recipients for a practical workshop about using MRFF funding to improve health in rural, regional and remote areas.  

The webinar will discuss how health practitioners, researchers and health services can use research to address health needs in rural, regional and remote communities. This includes building research capability and sustainability, mechanisms and strategies for engaging in research and the MRFF support available for this research. 

Register for the webinar. https://loghic.eventsair.com/mrff/091518/Site/Register 

Deaf Mental Health Conference, 12 April 2024

The Deaf Mental Health Conference 2024, which coincides with the celebration of Auslan Day, aims to raise awareness, discuss evidence-based best practice and share lived experience of challenges in accessing mental health services.

Five Deaf and hearing presenters: Prof. Dainius Pūras, Lithuania; Dr Wyatte Hall, USA; Dr Ruth Vine, Australia; Jody Barney, Australia; Ramas McRae, Australia

9am – 4pm Friday 12 April 2024 | Online and in person
Deakin University Downtown, Tower 2, Level 12, 727 Collins St, Melbourne

Everyone welcome. Auslan interpreters and live captioning provided.


  • $10 Deaf community and First Nations people
  • $20 General Admission (Note: In-person spaces are limited)
  • $5 Online

For more information and tickets Auslan_saved_my_life.eventbrite.com.au

Digital Health Festival 24, 7 & 8 May 2024 – 20 free VIP tickets available to the first 20 people to register 

See the future of healthcare at DHF24, 7 & 8 May at Melbourne’s MCEC: digitalhealthfest.com.au 

Once upon a time, there was a planet called Earth where people strived to be healthy & happy ?‍♀️ 

Day by day, outdated healthcare systems and a lack of innovation were putting its people’s well-being at risk. 

Passionate healthcare professionals sounded the alarm. They warned of a looming healthcare crisis and the urgent need for change. 

And that’s why we created DHF, a meeting place for the ecosystem to break free from the shackles of outdated healthcare practices.   

Until finally, a new era of healthcare emerged. 

It’s a healthcare party, and you’re invited. 

20 free VIP tickets available to the first 20 people to register 

As a sponsor of the event, we have been given 20 free VIP tickets. Please click here to book your VIP Tickets.
Please note DHF has requested that these tickets are for Faculty use only, not students.

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