Lunchtime seminars and clubs


Lunchtime seminars 2019

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). They are also available via zoom at

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

date / room presenter topic
February 13Prof Diane L Spatz
University of Pennsylvania, USA
From Nurse to Research Academic
March 6Prof Mirjam Lukasse
Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
Reproductive health services and care for women experiencing violence in Norway
April 3Dr Mishel McMahon
La Trobe University, Bendigo
Indigenous Australian discourses on child rearing
May 1Dr Mulu Woldegiorgi
Swinburne University of Technology 
Measurement of Reproductive Health Indicators in Sub-Saharan Africa
June 5A/Prof Lisa Amir, Dr Amanda Cooklin, Stephanie Amir, Nawal Abdulghani
Judith Lumley Centre 
Current topics in breastfeeding research
July 3A/Professor Rebecca Giallo
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Family foundations and inter-parental conflict
August 7Professor Belinda Hewitt
The University of Melbourne
Enhancing wellbeing in working families
September 4Dr Paulina Billett and Anne-Maree Sawyer
Sociology, La Trobe University 
The secret life of infertile women
November 6Professor Jessica Vanderlelie
La Trobe University
Maternal micronutrients and perinatal outcomes

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

If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive the lunchtime seminar invitation emails, please email us at

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.