Lunchtime seminars and clubs


Lunchtime seminars 2018

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 Bundoora Campus, George Singer Building, Level 3, room 335 (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 7Krli Treyvaud
Senior Lecturer, Clinical Psychology, La Trobe University
Parental mental health after preterm birth: What have we learned about pathways, predictors and relationship with child outcomes?
March 7Maggie Flood
Judith Lumley Centre
Examining childbirth haemorrhage in the women of Victoria: risk factors, data quality and reporting.
April 4Dr Jane Yelland
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

‘Doing things differently’ in universal health services to improve refugee maternal and child health: learnings and achievements from the Bridging the Gap partnership program.

May 2Deborah Widiss
Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Visiting Researcher, Melbourne Law School
Paid Parental Leave Policies and Gender Norms in the United States and Australia.
June 6Dr Sharinne Crawford & Dr Stacey Hokke
Judith Lumley Centre

“It’s not black and white”. The ethics of recruiting, retaining and tracing research participants online

July 4

Anita Thomas
Baby Makes 3, Carrington Health

*This seminar will be held in TLC, Room 215

Building Healthy and Equal relationships in the transition to parenthood. 
August 1Laura Biggs
Judith Lumley Centre

IVY: InVestigating an online communitY of support for emotional health in pregnancy

September 5Dr Jennifer Power
Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University
LGBT parenthood and donor conception
October 3Dr Laura Tolton Seabra
Institute of Latin American Studies, La Trobe University
The longer the birth plan, the longer the caesarean scar: birth discourse and emotional trauma
November 7Kelly Coca
Judith Lumley Centre
Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nipple pain in breastfeeding women: measurement and proposal for new trial of laser treatment
December 5Professor Rhonda Small
Professor Emerita, Judith Lumley Centre
Obstetric outcomes for immigrant women in Sweden

Lunchtime Seminar Program Co-ordinators: Dr Stacey Hokke and Kerryn O'Rourke

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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
: Catina Adams

Methods Journal Club

Date:  every 4th Wednesday of the month
: 11:00 am - 12.30 pm
: Room 335, George Singer Building, Bundoora 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 Bundoora Campus happen on Thursday mornings, TLC Building, Room 114 from 9.30 - 12:00 pm and are open to all staff and students.