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Dear Social Change colleagues, 
Welcome to our latest newsletter — it’s been a very busy time and it’s great to see so much happening with the platform. We’re very excited about the new ARC Centre of Excellence on Automated Decision-Making, announced recently at RMIT by Minister for Education Dan Tehan. A number of important events are also coming up. I’d like to encourage you in particular to come along to our Workshop this coming Thursday on Publishing for impact beyond academia — details are in the newsletter below. 
Best wishes, Julian
Partners at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society launch at RMIT University with Vice-Chancellor and President Martin Bean CBE, centre lead Professor Julian Thomas and Federal Minister for Education the Hon. Dan Tehan MP.
Workshop: Publishing for impact beyond academia
Thursday 24 Oct 2019
10 - 11:30am

Are you interested in maximising the discoverability, value and impact of your research outside the formal publishing system? Join us at this practical workshop and gain an overview on how to publish reports and papers that meet professional publishing and bibliographic standards, are able to be integrated into online media and information infrastructures for long term access and value and can facilitate knowledge sharing and impact within the target community. 
To register and more information
Participatory action research to improve end-of-life: examples from the DöBra research program in Sweden
Monday 21 October 2019
3 - 4pm

Carol Tishelman and Max Kleijberg, from Karolinska Institutet Division of Innovative Care, will discuss a program of end of life research within the Swedish context. The DöBra research program aims to investigate how culture, the environment and conversation can promote constructive change and support better quality of life and death among the general population, in specific subgroups and in interventions directed to staff caring for dying individuals, their friends and families.

This event is an RMIT Health Transformation Lab and School of Art Creative Care partnered event.
Amplify & Action
Friday 25 October
9:30am - 3:30pm

Join the RMIT University Women Researchers' Network for our annual symposium.

Hear from a range of speakers, including keynote presentations from Dr Kat Page (National Wellbeing and Inclusion Leader, Tennis Australia) and Associate Professor Sandra Phillips (Coordinator, Indigenous Higher Degree by Research, UTS), and be inspired by their stories and achievements. Foster new collaborations, share knowledge across the university, and discover how you can amplify and act to create positive change.

The Symposium will be followed by drinks and canapes at the Women Researchers' Network End of Year Celebration from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm.

PLEASE NOTE: The Symposium is free and fully-catered. Academic and professional staff and HDRs are welcome, and this event is inclusive of all genders.
Provocative ideas for interdisciplinary thinking
Monday 4 November
RMIT Green Brain 16.07.07
1:30 - 4pm

RMIT University HASH (Health, Arts, Social sciences and Humanities) Network is pleased to announce an exciting event with speakers from UNSW. Professor Katherine Boydell and Scientia Professor Jill Bennett will join us for an afternoon of discussion around the theme 'health x objects x experience: provocative ideas for interdisciplinary thinking'. 

This event is hosted by Renata Kokanović and Jacinthe Flore, HASH Network Coordinators.

Further details can be found here. You can register for the event here. 
Media Fundamentals at RMIT
Wednesday 23 October
9 - 11:15am

Join the RMIT communications team for this introductory session on engaging with the media. It will cover why it’s important to promote your research and expertise, where to start and how the RMIT communications team can help.

All academics wanting to build skills in media engagement are encouraged to secure a seat.
Researcher Policy Capability Network
A Researcher Policy Capability Network is being established to bring together RMIT researchers with experience in policy engagement, or from previous policy roles. The network will share knowledge on effective approaches to influencing policy and provide support and advice to other researchers seeking to engage with policy stakeholders.

You can register your interest in participating in this network by emailing David Downes, Snr Coordinator, Research Translation, Research Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
Are you interested in interdisciplinary research in health? Join HASH!
HASH (Health, Arts, Social sciences and Humanities) is a Network for people who are passionate, or just curious, about interdisciplinary health research to share ideas, present their work and discuss pressing topics of research methods and theory, impact and engagement.
To join, please send this information to:
  • Title
  • A head shot (2000 x 2000 pixels) or any photo of yourself that you’re happy for us to upload on the site.
  • Short biography (2-3 paragraphs)
  • Research areas of interest (up to five)
  • Website/ staff profile link
  • Link to Research repository or other preferred publication database
HASH is supported by the Social Change and Design & Creative Practice ECPs.
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