Lunchtime seminars and clubs


Lunchtime seminars 2021

Our lunchtime seminars showcase the work of national and international academics / researchers. They are free and open to all. They are delivered in accessible academic language. Members of the wider community are welcome to attend.

They are held every first Wednesday of the month from 12:30 - 1:30 pm from February to December. And there are also out-of-session seminars.

February 3Professor Brian Oldenburg
The University of Melbourne
Implementation Science: A new research paradigm for improving clinical and population health
March 3Professor Mary Wlodek
The University of Melbourne
Impact of pregnancy complications on breast milk, breastfeeding and infant outcomes
April 7no seminar 
May 5 Professor Naomi Priest
Australian National University
Understanding and addressing racism as a critical child health policy
June 2

Dr Kayli Wild, Guilhermina (Amina) de Araujo and Dr Lidia Gomes
La Trobe University, National University of Timor-Leste (UNTL)

Addressing violence against women in Timor-Leste: Collaboration and diverse research outputs to support meaningful change
July 7

Dr Laura Biggs
Murdoch Children's Research Institute

The hidden epidemic: Suicide in the perinatal period
August 4

Professor Sophie Havighurst and Ann Harley
The University of Melbourne

Tuning in to Toddlers
September 1Associate Professor Brigid Jordan
The University of Melbourne
Early Years Education Research Project
October 6Dr Leesa Hooker and Professor Angela Taft
La Trobe University
Tramlab: Improving the safety of women and girls on public transport in Melbourne

Lunchtime Seminar Program Co-ordinators: Dr Stacey Hokke and A/Prof Catherine Chamberlain

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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 - 11:00 am
: Room 335, George Singer Building, Bundoora Campus
Nawal Abdulghani, Stefanie Zugna

Methods Journal Club

Date:  every 4th Wednesday of the month
: 11:00 am - 12.30 pm
: Room 335, George Singer Building, Bundoora Campus
: Shannon BennettsMeabh Cullinane

Shut up and write!

Shut up and write!

The University's Research Education and Development Unit initiated weekly facilitated writing sessions designed to help researchers get their writing done at several sites and open to all.

Shut up and write! uses the Pomodoro method of focused writing interleaved with short breaks.

JLC also runs weekly Shut up and write! sessions for their staff and students.