Short term causal data entry opportunity

The team at IHT’s Impact Pillar are looking for someone to perform a small once off data entry task for 2-4hrs. The pay rate is HEW 1 $36.05 per hour. If you are interested in finding out more please email

Women’s Health Case Study Expressions of Interest close 7 June 2024

The Victorian Government’s Research Committee into the Women’s Health and Wellbeing Program are looking for girls and women (of all ages) who wish to share their experience of the healthcare system or pain. We are seeking stories from Victorian women, health care workers and carers about their experience of health services and pain to help us capture the diverse voices, views, experiences and needs of girls and women in Victoria and showcase how this can contribute to and enable a system-wide reform.  

We welcome individuals, groups and organisations who wish to share their views and stories. The stories will be used to create a series of short videos and photographs to promote the Women’s Health and Wellbeing Program and Inquiry into Women’s Pain. These will be shared using Department of Health and other government agency social media channels.  We may also ask you to share your story as part of news stories, podcasts and speaking engagements.  

If you are interested in sharing your story, please provide your details using this form by 7 June 2024.  

You can nominate how you would like your story to be shared and we will always seek consent before doing so.  

If you would like to discuss further, please email: 

Visit our website to learn more about the Women’s Health and Wellbeing Program. 

REACH Trailblazer PhD Scholarship EOI closes 7 June 2024

In 2024, 20 REACH Trailblazer PhD scholarships will be available to connect PhD students with businesses to work on research projects and develop new technologies, products, and processes that have an impact on industry. The Expression of Interest (EOI) process aims to identify potential collaboration opportunities with industry partners. 

Please submit the completed EOI to by Friday, 7 June 2024.
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Nominations for the 2025 Alumni Awards close 14 June 2024

Do you know a Deakin graduate who has accomplished extraordinary things? Or maybe that sounds like you! 

Nominations for Deakin’s 2025 Alumni Awards close on Friday 14 June. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to nominate an outstanding Deakin alum and have their efforts recognised during Deakin’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. 

About the Alumni Awards
The Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Awards started in 2011 to acknowledge the outstanding work Deakin graduates have shown in their chosen fields, as well as their valuable contributions to the University and wider communities – locally and globally. 

Visiting Academic: Introducing Professor Margaret Schneider from University of California

Professor Margaret Schneider, from the University of California is visiting IPAN/Deakin University on a Faculty of Health TIER Award until Tuesday 18th June. 

Margaret is Research Professor in the Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention as well as Associate Director and Director of Evaluation and Pilot Studies for the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of California, Irvine. 

For much of her research career, Margaret has engaged in school-based research directed toward identifying strategies to increase physical activity among school-aged children.  She has also worked extensively in large-scale program evaluation, most recently in partnership with a state-funded intervention in California using digital mental health interventions to improve access to services among under-served populations.  Margaret was President of the Society of Behavioral Medicine in 2023, and continues to serve the society as a member of the Professional Advancement Council. 

Margaret is keen to connect with Deakin researchers to exchange research ideas, explore opportunities for exchanges, and joint PhD’s. She is also available to review grant applications and provide career and research guidance. 

Feel free to contact Margaret to have a chat. She will mainly be at the Burwood campus on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (Building J, Level 4, room J4.23). She is also happy to meet at Deakin Downtown. Contact: 

Applications are open for the Research Action Awards 2024!

Have you led research that has led to change in health policy or services? The Sax Institute Research Action Awards are designed to recognise your work and help bring it to a wider audience! 

These prestigious awards celebrate the work of researchers whose efforts have significantly influenced health policy, programmes, or service delivery. This year, we will be honouring up to two remarkable individuals with an award of $5,000 each. 

Submissions must be lodged by 5pm AEST on Monday, 19 August 2024. 

Interested in making your mark and being recognised for your invaluable contributions to health research? Learn more about the Research Action Awards. 

Call for student research projects

The school offers major and minor thesis projects to our postgrad Masters students across all three teaching trimesters. This is a great opportunity to engage in research supervision in an area relevant to your current research, or a topic area you have a strong interest and plan to move in to, even if you don’t yet have a PhD. It is good for the CV, good preparation for research degree supervision, and can put you and your research team on the radar for students who might contemplate going on to a PhD. It also often generates published work that’s also good for your CV as you transition from supervisor to co-author, and adds to the capacity of your group and the research momentum. 

  • A major thesis project is similar to an honours year where students generally complete a full research project including a literature review, data collection and analysis, and write up. These students have to prepare an academic publication. These projects are completed over two trimesters. We usually have 1 o 2 supervisors per student.  
  • A minor thesis project is smaller in scale. Students take their major project across one or two trimesters (T1/T2/T3). The students generally complete literature review or analyse secondary data or complete a policy review. Depending on the nature of the project, the student may prepare an academic publication. In general, there is 1 supervisor per student, but there can be 2, or you might have a couple of students working in individual but related projects. 

Attached you will find a project proposal template to complete for each project offered. You will also find a checklist that contains the guidelines pertaining to the different types of projects that can be offered to students. To avoid delays, where possible, you are encouraged to submit ethics applications prior to your student commencing a Major project, especially if you require high risk clearance. 

We are always keen to encourage new supervisors to offer projects. To assist you in considering this, Fiona Andrews ran a workshop last year that you can access via the School SharePoint: Research-Seminars ( scroll down to Research Training 2023 and you will find it. If you would like further information, or you have a project idea you would like to discuss, please contact Fiona Andrews.  

If you have a project or projects you would like to offer, please complete the template and return to Fiona Andrews by email at your earliest convenience. 

Download the HSH731-4 Supervisor Checklist 2023

Download the Masters Project Template

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