Person delivering talkResearchers in Bendigo will be sharing their research projects.  Drop by to hear the latest developments.

For those in Melbourne campus who would like to listen in, please go to ED1 - 403, AV conferencing facility has been set up

28 August

Dr Michael Angove Head of Department Pharmacy and Applied Science

Science, Biomedicine and Pharmacy12 pm Circular Lecture Theatre
29 August

Associate Professor Michael Kingsley Exercise Science Community and Allied Health

 12 pm Circular Lecture Theatre
30 August

Dr Julie Rudner Humanities and Social Sciences

In 2016, the Victorian Multicultural Commission contracted La Trobe University to produce a study of the 2015 Bendigo mosque protests.

Bendigo attracted international attention from 2014 - 2016 because the regional Victorian city became the site of multiple anti- mosque and/or anti-Islam and anti-racism protests that distilled national debates about safety, security, multiculturalism and Australian identity.

Dr Radner will talk about how La Trobe University used two stages of research to identify potential strategies or a model for effectively managing, negotiating and mediating community-based conflict related to urban change in multicultural societies.

Social Cohesion in Bendigo: Understanding community attitudes to the mosque in 2015

1 pm  Circular Lecture Theatre
30 August    Circular Lecture Theatre 
31 August

Dr Kate Ashman
Accounting and Data Analytics
Accounting and Data Analytics

Student motivation in first year accounting 12 pm Circular Lecture Theatre 
31 August

Dr Seyed Khaksar Department of Management and Marketing

it is expected that by 2030 there may be a shortage of 150,000 carer workers in Australia (ABS, 2016). In light of an emerging need for better care with lower cost, especially in care providing organisations, social assistive technologies (ATs) can play a crucial role in significantly improving the quality of services.

Drawing on the concept of supply chain management that focuses on integrating activities such as logistics, procurement, production and distribution of service/product by utilising technological innovations, aged care supply chain has emerged as a means to improve service delivery in the aged care industry.

Whilst the application of supply chain management in aged care is rapidly expanding due to the use of technological innocations, Dr Khaskar will share with us the lack of attention to the area of enablers and barriers to technollogy adoption.

Technology adoption in healthcare supply chain: Role and Barriers

12.30 pmCircular Lecture Theatre 
1 September

Dr Simon Egerton Deputy Head of Department                                                           Computer Science and IT

According to the World Health Organization, there is an estimated 285 million blind and low vision (BLV) people worldwide. One of the greatest challenges to independence for the BLVs is the issue surrounding self-navigation. To achieve safe and effective navigation, BLVs need to deal with local threats along their navigational pathway, such as static and mobile obstacles. Survey results from BLV service providers strongly indicate that one of the primary navigational threats is surface discontinuities, such as steps, drop-offs and other sharp, irregular gradient changes. This is primarily true for low to middle income countries where there is a need to improve adherence to building regulations. Universal accessibility within these countries are still very lacking.

This research project develops a wearable assistive technology framework to augment the perception of a BLV along their navigation pathway. The wearable prototype consists of a small embedded computer, a lightweight stereo camera and an inertial measurement unit. The design is minimalistic and therefore unobtrusive, fulfilling a key practical requirement identified by the BLVs.

Wearable Technology for the Blind and Low Vision, Navigating Daily Hazards

12 pm Circular Lecture Theatre
1 September

Associate Professor Pauleen Bennett Psychology & Counselling

Studies have begun to examine the educational and cognitive effects of children interacting with animals, usually dogs, in school rooms. This study expanded upon this research, with a focus on reading skills and executive functioning abilities in six- to eight-year-old children.

Assoc. Professor Bennett will share a potentially significant finding, as educational interventions often fail to benefit children who need them the most. Findings can potentially inform future interventions targeting development of reading skills and executive functions in typically developing children. Further research is underway to look at the effects of dogs on other cognitive tasks, and also in special populations such as children with autism spectrum disorder

Does spending time with dogs improve reading ability or executive functioning in children aged 6 to 8 years?

12.30 pmCircular Lecture Theatre