Talks and workshops

Because of my work with The Research Whisperer and experience as part of the La Trobe’s RED team, I’m regularly invited by other organisations to give talks, masterclasses, and workshops on a range of topics. You can see where my presentations have been, and what they were about, at the Research Whisperer’s RW Live page.

I give talks and workshops regularly for La Trobe University researchers, and am happy to tailor sessions for particular La Trobe groups – please contact me on

The topic areas I present on and can be consulted about include:


  • Blogging your research
  • Building your reputation on social media
  • Creating online researcher bios
  • Creating a researcher’s communication plan
  • Planning an effective digital research identity
  • Tweeting up (livechats/livetweeting)


  • What ECRs want to know / What ECRs need to know
  • How to plan ECR development intensives (for research educators/developers)


  • 5 rules of grant club (basic grantseeking skills)


  • Ways to build research culture
  • The basics of publishing in journals
  • Planning themed research development events (for research educators/developers)

My work has most relevance for Early Career Researchers (ECRs), higher degree by research students, and those who support them. You can see a set of commonly requested workshops from Jonathan and I (as the Research Whisperers), OUTLINED HERE.

I am happy to be contacted about other possible presentations and workshops, and appreciate about six months notice. I usually charge a fee (in addition to travel expenses); this can be flexible. Contact me if you have something in mind:

I’ve been an invited facilitator/speaker at the following organisations:

Australian Academy of the Humanities | Australian Association of Gerontology/Emerging Researchers in Ageing | Australian Entomological Society | Australian National University | Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) | Charles Sturt University | Council of the Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) | Deakin University | Edith Cowan University | Monash University | National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) | #ResBaz (UniMelb) | RMIT University | University of Queensland | University of Southern Queensland | University of Sydney