Public scholarship


Our place in community is very important to us: and we have high expectations of what we should be contributing back through public scholarship.

We are continuously finding ways to share our academic knowledge and expertise with our broader communities and expect our academic staff to do the same.

These include the broader community at large, local areas in which our campus network operate, the higher education sector as well as the many disciplines in which we teach and research.

Public scholarship is an opportunity to celebrate the excellent academic work taking place at La Trobe through public lectures and events, media appearances and articles that translate complex research findings.

More details about our public scholarship activity can be found below, including upcoming events open to the public. We also have several resources available to staff interested in gaining traction in this space.

Public scholarship platforms


Bold Thinking

These events showcase our teaching and research strengths and address major issues confronting our society.


Ideas and Society

A series of debates and public lectures with leading Australian and international thinkers and public figures.


La Trobe opinions

La Trobe academics pen their opinions and discussions on current affairs.

Opportunities to enhance your public scholarship


Research Education and Development (RED)

Workshops and media training for researchers, including on communicating research to a broader audience


Academic profile system

Your academic profile makes your research more visible and highlights your capabilities and track record.


Find an academic staff member

Browse or search for research and teaching staff based on their areas of expertise.