Other events in Melbourne

Social sciences to the rescue

Past event - 2019
20 May Doors open 6.30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 10pm
Carlton Brewhouse, 24 Thompson St, Abbotsford,
Melbourne 3067
Hear lessons from researchers in public health, education and connections to nature to better understand and connect with our modern world.

Reading for nature

Rachel Fetherston (PhD Candidate/Publications Manager, Deakin University / Remember The Wild)
Can reading fiction help Australians connect with nature? Using the science of nature connection and the dynamic theories of empirical ecocriticism, social scientists and arts scholars can better understand how books might change our view of nature.

Rachel Fetherston is a PhD candidate at Deakin University investigating the impact of Australian ecofiction on readers' environmental attitudes and behaviours. She is also a freelance writer and the publications manager at Remember The Wild.

Why haven’t lectures changed in 1000 years?

Dr Scott Daniel (Research Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology)
Some traditions are very resistant to change, but why? In academia for instance, traditional lectures have remained the norm since the first universities a millennium ago. Could ingrained beliefs play a role in perpetuating this tradition?

Dr Scott Daniel works at the intersection of STEM, education, and international development. His current work focuses on the development of socio-technical thinking and co-design expertise in humanitarian engineering contexts.

Public health research in news media

Ms Georgia Dempster (Senior Ethics Advisor & PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne)
News media reports of public health research are often derived from press releases rather than journal articles. What does a comparison of public health journal articles, the corresponding press release, and the subsequent media reporting reveal?

Georgia Dempster is a Senior Ethics Advisor and PhD Candidate in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. Her research is in the fields of science communication and public health.