The Spotlight on Engagement series explores current issues, challenges and policy debates in relations to University-Industry-Community engagement, collaboration and partnerships.
External guests share their perspectives and practical tips on engagement, collaborations and partnerships with Universities, and you are welcome to join us, debate, ask questions or simply network with internal and external stakeholders at these events.
The series is open to University of Melbourne researchers, academics, graduate students and professional staff.
Sessions are held throughout 2021.
Participants will be emailed the webinar link 24 hours before the session.
Registrations are essential and can be made via each individual session page.
Webinars and Resources
Finding your community in uncertain times: Can we build connections to foster enduring academic partnerships?
Dr Elisa Bone and Dr Siew Fang Law explore a case study of an Australian academic who worked in multiple countries in both academia and industry.
Managing for Impact
Guest speaker Dr Jodi York draws on examples from research and client work to talk about what impact management is and how academics can leverage that knowledge so stakeholders can make more informed decisions about where and how they're placing resources.
Opportunities and barriers for improved research partnerships
Guest speaker Dr David Reid discusses some of the visible and invisible systemic, structural and cultural issues that hinder mutually satisfying collaborations and partnerships between universities and industry.
Embracing research impact
In this webinar, guest speaker Dr Wade Kelly reviews La Trobe’s impact journey, how impact is being discussed, the challenges that impact presents, and the types of supports that are needed to support impact generation.
Involving consumers and community members into your research
In this webinar, researchers and a consumer in the Consumer and Community Involvement Program share experiences, strategies and barriers that aim to incorporate public voices within empirical research practices.
Ethical Indigenous community and collegial engagement
Watch the catch-up webinar with guest presenter Aurora Milroy on philosophies and practical ideas that university communities could consider before and when engaging with Indigenous communities.
Creative events for effective engagement
Watch the catch-up webinar on how strategic events programming can enable better engagement across all disciplines by guest presenter Eric Gardiner.
Strategic research engagement ideas from an ECR
Watch the catch-up webinar on how to engage with the public, charities, industry, and the media by guest presenter Dr Scott Griffiths.
Engagement for Impact
Watch the catch-up webinar on how to create research impact opportunities by guest presenter Dr Tamika Heiden.
A Brazilian University Network Supporting Enterprises in the COVID-19 Crisis
Watch the catch-up webinar by staff from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Business School in Brazil.
Engagement research and academic careers: Four dilemmas and some possibilities
Watch the catch-up webinar by Associate Professor Suzanne Rice, Deputy Director of the Assessment Research Centre and the Associate Dean (Engagement) at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.
Building engagement from the ground up
Watch the catch-up webinar by Joann Cattlin, Manager, Research, Engagement and Impact at the Melbourne Law School.
Engagement in preparation for post COVID-19
Find guidance and best practice recommendations on how to plan, deliver and evaluate your engagement activities, as well as information on developing your skills.
Dr Siew Fang Law, Program Coordinator