Webinars and podcasts

Each year the Alumni Relations Office delivers a diverse program of webinars and podcasts to showcase the teaching, learning and research undertaken at Deakin. Catch up with the recordings available below.

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Faculty of Arts and Education

Webinars

Topic
Media matters – the impact of media on politics and education

Dr Shaun Rawolle explains the relationship between curriculum development and the media. Which has the greatest influence?

Date: 27 May 2014
Length: 35.49
Psychology of high performance in sport, business and life

Discover psychological tools you can use to achieve peak performance in business, sport and life in general. Presented by Deakin alumni member, Richard Bennett.

Date: 09 Apr 2014
Length: 62.54
Living for politics

Have you got a calling for politics or government? An expert panel – featuring Dr Scott Burchill, Stephen Mills, Anna Burke and Alan Tudge – discuss political professionals.

Date: 20 Jan 2015
Length: 77.46

Podcasts

Topic
Career in Journalism

Emma Alberici, former Deakin student and now ABC Lateline Host, discusses her path in the media and current career in this radio interview.

Date: 26 Sept 2012
Length: 12:12
Multi-award winning writer

Cristy Burne shares her adventures of working as an Outreach Coordinator – combining her passion for writing and travel.

Date: 05 Aug 2011
Length: 11:37

Faculty of Business and Law

Webinars

Topic
Leadership studies as the way to maximise your potential

Professor Jon Billsberry, Chair in Management at Deakin University, explains how to take your career to the next level by developing your leadership skills.

Date: 15 Sep 2015
Length: 39.55
Class of 2025 – the future finance professionals

What trends are likely to shape the financial environment in the next decade? Find out from Professor Barry J. Cooper from the Deakin Business School.

Date: 15 Sep 2015
Length: 39.55
Super or taxing?

Three things in life are certain: death, taxes and tax changes from new governments. Deakin’s 'Mr Taxman', Dr Adrian Raftery, offers up financial strategies.

Date: 3 Jun 2015
Length: 57.17
Addressing the challenge of engaging fans in sporting events

Consumers expect to engage in sports events today. But how? Dr Adam Karg from the Deakin University School of Management and Marketing, has the answers.

Date: 3 Jun 2014
Length: 48.53

Podcasts

Topic
The Sri Lankan diaspora

Dr. Rodney Arambewela, discusses his time at Deakin, how he became an academic, and his research of the Sri Lankan diaspora.

Date: 5 August 2011
Length: 12:34
Senior Partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Adrian Batty

Deakin alumni and Senior Partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Adrian Batty, talks about his experience of Deakin and the financial world

Date: 5 August 2011
Length: 10:46

Faculty of Health

Webinars

Topic
Citizen engagement – is the scientific community ready for it?

What does citizen engagement involve and how does this approach to research differ from the more traditional researcher-driven method? Professor Ian Graham, University of Ottawa Professor and Deakin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery Thinker in Residence, presents this webinar.

Date: 26 Aug 2015
Time: 48:39
Methods in practical ethics

Recent advances in science and technology have given us the ability to manipulate our genes and use pharmacology to improve our attention and memory. Professor Julian Savulescu, Oxford University Professor and Deakin's School of Medicine Thinker in Residence, explores the ethics of such technologies.

Date: 24 Aug 2015
Time: 50:10
Superfoods or supermyths?

Associate Professor Tim Crowe from Deakin University School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences reveals the truth about ‘superfoods’ – the term used widely to market exotic foods.

Date: 10 May 2015
Length: 43:50
Eating disorders – much more than food and weight

Follow the personal story of Dr Geneviève Pepin from Deakin University School of Health and Social Development tracing her research based on evidence, interest and passion.

Date: 23 Oct 2014
Length: 44:31
Head bumps matter – understanding changes in the brain following sports concussion injuries

Dr Alan Pearce from Deakin University School of Psychology presents the effects of concussion on the brain, along with evidence from studies and continuing research.

Date: 13 Oct 2014
Length: 74:51
Promoting a healthy start to life – early childhood nutrition

What you eat in early childhood has long-term impacts. Associate Professor Karen Campbell and Dr Alison Spence from Deakin University School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, investigate.

Date: 9 Sep 2014
Length: 57:39
The science of football – changing practice at all levels of participation

Dr Paul Gastin from Deakin University School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences uses Deakin’s own research to present findings on sports participation levels today.

Date: 2 Sep 2014
Length: 56:17
All pumped up – exploring the use of performance and image enhancing drug use

Performance and image enhancing drugs (PIEDs) are under the spotlight. Dr Matthew Dunn from Deakin University School of Health and Social Development shines a light.

Date: 1 Sep 2014
Length: 38:12
The global burden of non-communicable diseases

Associate Professor in Public Health, Colin Bell, explains the global burden of non-communicable diseases and the challenges faced by all.

Date: 20 Jul 2014
Length: 40:17
The science of happiness - Part 1

In a society that seems to be constantly pushing us to be more successful, productive and positive, this seminar discusses whether the endless pursuit of happiness is worthwhile. Presented by Deakin alumna, Dr Melissa Weinberg, the Principal Research Fellow of the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index.

Date: 3 Sep 2015
Length: 15:18
The science of happiness - Part 2

In a society that seems to be constantly pushing us to be more successful, productive and positive, this seminar discusses whether the endless pursuit of happiness is worthwhile. Presented by Deakin alumna, Dr Melissa Weinberg, the Principal Research Fellow of the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index.

Date: 3 Sep 2015
Length: 22:27
The science of happiness - Part 3

In a society that seems to be constantly pushing us to be more successful, productive and positive, this seminar discusses whether the endless pursuit of happiness is worthwhile. Presented by Deakin alumna, Dr Melissa Weinberg, the Principal Research Fellow of the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index.

Date: 3 Sep 2015
Length: 15:13
Can we prevent depression by improving diet?

Compelling evidence now links diet with common mental health problems. Dr Felice Jacka, Associate Professor (Research) from the Deakin School of Medicine, reviews recent research.

Date: 14 April 2014
Length: 43:17

Podcasts

Topic
Jennifer Abbey: her career in Nursing

Jennifer Abbey, a Deakin Alumni and an Honorary Clinical Professor at the Joanna Briggs Institute in Adelaide, speaks about her nursing career.

Date: 14 November 2011
Length: 7:26
Former Australian test cricketer: Wayne Phillips

Former Australian test cricketer and Deakin Alumni, Wayne Phillips, shares his life path from cricket to study and back to cricket again.

Date: 5 August 2011
Length: 10:17
Public health and nutrition

Nutritionist Belinda Trupkovic, a Deakin Alumni, chats about life since Deakin, including her public health and nutrition role at Barwon Health.

Date: 5 August 2011
Length: 6:13
Working in child protection

Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology, Dr Adam Tomison, a Deakin Alumni, discusses the importance of child protection work.

Date: 5 August 2011
Length: 13:00

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment

Webinars

Topic
How safe is your smartphone?

Professor Lynn Margaret Batten, Director of the Securing Cyberspace Laboratory at Deakin University, shows how easy it is for criminals to access our smartphones.

Date: 19 Mar 2015
Length: 63:52
The role of soil microbes in increasing agricultural production and decreasing fertilizer inputs

Corn, wheat and rice are the most important crops in the world. Deakin’s Dr Lambert Brau, investigates ways to increase output for a growing world.

Date: 27 Jul 2014
Length: 56:37
The role that design and creativity plays in education, technology and business

Design as an economic driver is now abundantly clear. But how is Australia faring? Dr Paul Collins from Deakin University’s School of Engineering finds out.

Date: 15 Jul 14
Time: 64:36
School of Architecture and Built Environment Real Lecture series

Prominent architectural firms and local practising architects present their work and ideas – including personal ethos, preferred materials and architectural styles.

Date: Various
Time: Various

Podcasts

Topic
Career in Architecture: Deakin Alumni, Mr Jon Clements

Jon Clements, a Deakin Alumni, reveals how Deakin laid the foundations for him to become a multi-award winning architect.

Date: 4 September 2012
Length: 10:07
Victorian Building and Plumbing Commissioner discusses his career

Tony Arnel, a Deakin Alumni, talks about his career as Victorian Building and Plumbing Commissioner, as well as his green credentials.

Date: 5 August 2011
Length: 10:33