Lunchtime seminars and clubs


Lunchtime seminars 2017

We hold open Lunchtime Seminars from 12:30 - 1:30 pm every first Wednesday of the month from February to December, as well as out-of-session seminars.

The seminars take place at La Trobe's Franklin Street Campus, Level 3, room 325 (unless otherwise indicated).

These seminars showcase the work of our colleagues and of national and international academics and researchers visiting the Centre.

date / room presenter topic
February 1Dr Kristelle Hudry
Victorian Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre
Parenting young children with autism: from past demons to positive future directions
March 1Ms Ingrid Wilson
Judith Lumley Centre
Fearing the “changed” man: A qualitative study of women’s experience of alcohol-related intimate partner violence
April 5Dr Kayli Wild
Judith Lumley Centre
Midwifery IPV education in Timor-Leste
May 3Dr Marcos Signorelli
Federal University of Parana / Brazil
Gender-based violence in Brazil: research and knowledge translation
June 7; CANCELLED – TO BE RESCHEDULEDProfessor Sue McDonald
Judith Lumley Centre
Estimated Blood Loss in the Birth Pool
July 5Professor Lisa McKenna
Head of School, Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University
Researching Chronic Illness in Childbearing
August 2Ms Anne Hollonds
Director, Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS)
Research at AIFS
September 13Professor Helen McLachlan
Judith Lumley Centre
Continuity of care for Aboriginal Women
October 4Professor Louise Newman
Director Centre for Women’s Mental Health, RWH
Research at the Centre for Women’s Mental Health
November 8Professor Ulla Waldenstrom
Dept of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
December 6Professor Della Forster
Judith Lumley Centre
Findings from the RUBY study

Lunchtime Seminar Program Co-ordinators: Elizabeth Westrupp and Heather Wallace

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Journal / methods club

Journal Club, Methods Journal Club

The Journal Club presents an opportunity to engage in dynamic discussion about relevant research publications. Each participant has a chance to select a paper of interest and to lead discussion. Chosen papers are distributed a week prior to meeting to allow time for all participants to review the paper. Students can discuss questions and concerns with more experience researchers in a supportive, collegiate environment.
The Methods Journal Club provides the opportunity for staff and students to present papers of methodological interest for discussion.

Journal Club

Date: every 3rd Wednesday of the month
: 9:30 - 10:30 am
: Room 325, Franklin Street Campus
: Catina Adams

Methods Journal Club

Date:  every 4th Wednesday of the month
: 11:00 am - 12.30 pm
: Room 325, Franklin Street Campus
: Kate Dawson, Fiona Burgemeister

Shut up and write!

Shut up and write!

The University's Research Education and Development Unit initated weekly facilitated writing sessions designed to help researchers get their writing done at several sites. Shut up and write! uses the Pomodoro method of focused writing interleaved with short breaks.

Shut up and write! sessions at Franklin Street happen on Thursday mornings and are open to all staff and students.