Alumni webinar series

Webinar and professional development seminar recordings

Our alumni professional development webinars and seminars are held regularly throughout the year on a wide range of topics; for upcoming dates and details please see the alumni event calendar.

Attend an alumni seminar to be inspired, broaden your thinking, learn and network.
Would you like to know more about the alumni seminars? Watch this short alumni seminar video


Arts and Education webinar recordings

1. Technological fads and fears, the real meaning of our digital panic
Webinar presented by Professor Matthew Allen, Professor of Internet Studies and Head of the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University

2. It Takes a Crowd…a Crowdfunding Webinar
Webinar presented by Professor Deb Verhoeven, Professor and Chair of Media and Communication at Deakin University

3. Humanitarianism: leadership and sector transformation  
Webinar presented by Dr Phil Connors, Director of the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership and Course Director of the Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership and Master of Humanitarian Assistance (MHA)

4. Exposing yourself online: visibility, engagement and risk in the digital age
Webinar presented by Dr Adam Brown, Senior Lecturer in Media and Head of Media Studies at Deakin University 

5. Media matters: the impact of media on politics and education
Webinar presented by Dr Shaun Rawolle, Deakin University School of Education 

Business and Law webinar recordings

1. Homeownership Trends
Webinar presented by Professor Richard Reed, inaugural Professor of Property and Real Estate at Deakin University

2. Everything is Authentic, Nothing is Authentic – Critical Marketing Webinar
Webinar presented by Dr Paul Harrison, Deakin Business School

3. Leadership studies as a maximise your potential
Webinar presented by Professor Jon Billsberry, Chair in Management at Deakin University

4. Class of 2025: The future finance professional
Webinar presented by Professor Barry Cooper, Associate Dean, Industry Engagement and Partnerships in the Deakin Business School at Deakin University.

5. Super or taxing?
Webinar presented by Dr Adrian Raftery, Deakin University's Course Director in Financial Planning and Superannuation.

6. Addressing the challenge of engaging fans in sporting events
Webinar presented by Dr Adam Karg, Deakin University School of Management and Marketing

7. Economics and the brain, how people make decisions in turbulent times
Webinar presented by Dr Paul Harrison, Deakin University Graduate School of Business

Health webinar recordings

1. Ah! Language: Today a person – Tomorrow a DIABETIC 
Webinar presented by Professor Trisha Dunning, Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, and Chair in Nursing at Barwon Health. (Presentation only)

2. Citizen Engagement: is the scientific community ready for it?
Webinar presented by Professor Ian Graham, University of Ottawa Professor and Deakin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery Thinker in Residence 

3. Methods in Practical Ethics
Webinar presented by Professor Julian Savulescu, Oxford University Professor and Deakin's School of Medicine Thinker in Residence

4. Superfoods or Supermyths? 
Webinar Presented by Associate Professor Tim Crowe, Deakin University School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

5. Eating disorders: much more than food and weight! - A research based webinar
Webinar presented by Dr Geneviève Pepin, Deakin University School of Health and Social Development 

6. Head bumps matter - understanding changes in the brain following sports concussion injuries  Webinar presented by Dr Alan Pearce, Deakin University School of Psychology

7. The science of football: changing practice at all levels of participation
 Webinar presented by Dr Paul Gastin, Deakin University School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

8. Promoting a healthy start to life - early childhood nutrition
Webinar presented by Associate Professor Karen Campbell and Dr Alison Spence, Deakin University School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

9. The global burden of noncommunicable diseases
Webinar presented by Associate Professor in Public Health Colin Bell, Deakin School of Medicine

10. All pumped up; exploring the use of performance and image enhancing drug use
Webinar presented by Dr Matthew Dunn, Deakin University School of Health and Social Development

11. Early childhood development: Do children run around like supercharged dynamos or are they couch potatoes in training?
Webinar presented by Trina Hinkley PhD - Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre of Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN

Science, Engineering and Built Environment webinar recordings

1. Architecture - Intellectual Pull, Self-Authenticity, and Sheer Numbers
Webinar presented by Professor Des Smith, Chair in Architecture at Deakin University.

2. Putting the bite back into biodiversity conservation: How predators can restore our natural world
Webinar presented by Dr Euan Ritchie, Senior Lecturer in ecology at Deakin and the Centre for Integrative Ecology

3.  How safe is your smartphone?
Webinar Presented by Professor Lynn Margaret Batten, Director of the Securing Cyberspace Laboratory at Deakin University

4. Visualise, analyse, realise: the role that design and creativity plays in education, technology and business
Webinar presented by Dr Paul Collins, Deakin University School of Engineering

5. The role of soil microbes in increasing agricultural production and decreasing fertilizer inputs
Webinar presented by Dr Lambert Brau, Deakin University School of Life and Environmental Science

Career webinar recordings

1. Using your personal brand and networking skills to enhance your jobsearch
Webinar presented by Rob Vague, Deakin University Jobshop 

2. Accessing the hidden job market
Webinar presented by Rob Vague, Deakin University Jobshop


1. Future Grazing: One Small Step for Nutritionists, One Giant Leap for Wellbeing 
Seminar presented by accredited practicing dietitian and Deakin alumna Karen Inge is an author and appears regularly on lifestyle and current affairs and news TV programs providing specialist nutrition comment. She has also worked extensively in the sports industry. 

2.The Science of Happiness - three part video
Part a
Part b

Part c
Seminar presented to Deakin's alumni community by alumna Dr Melissa Weinberg, the Principal Research Fellow of the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index, a project that has tracked the subjective wellbeing of Australians since 2001
3. School of Architecture and Built Environment real lecture series
Recordings of a series of architecture presentations delivered by prominent firms to students, alumni and interested community members

4. Living for politics
Panel discussion featured Stephen Mills, author of 'The Professionals: Strategy, money and the rise of the political campaigner in Australia', Anna Burke, Federal Member for Chisholm, and Alan Tudge, Federal Member for Aston. The session was moderated by Dr Scott Burchill, School of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

5. Inspiring growth and success 
Deakin Commerce Alumni Chapter seminar presented by Geoff Roberts, Office Managing Partner Deloitte Melbourne

6. Psychology of high performance in sport, business and life
Seminar presented by Deakin Alumni member Richard Bennett - High Performance Psychologist, OM Psychology

7. Can we prevent depression by improving diet?
Seminar presented by Dr Felice Jacka, Associate Professor (Research), Deakin School of Medicine


1. Superfoods or Supermyths - Melbourne
Presented by Associate Professor Tim Crowe, professor in nutrition in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University.

2. Superfoods or Supermyths - Geelong
Presented by Associate Professor Tim Crowe, professor in nutrition in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University. 


1Creating and enabling innovation at work
Presented by Steve Vamos, non-executive Director of Telstra and Chairman of Reading Room Inc.

2Changes in the economic landscape and what it means for you 
Presented by Craig James, Chief Economist at CommSec. 

3Global financial trends
Presented by Chris Canton, Chief Economist of BT Financial Group. 

4The challenge of change in searching for nirvana
Presented by Steve Maccora, financial services expert with a career spanning over 40 years.

4Think bigger, live bolder! Canberra
Presented by Margie Warrell, international thought leader in human potential.

5Think bigger, live bolder! Hobart
Presented by Margie Warrell, international thought leader in human potential.


Tram Talks

Enjoy this series of mini lectures presented by some of Deakin University’s greatest thinkers. These podcasts cover a wide range of subjects.
Tram Talks can be found online here.

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