• Our seminars are held weekly on a Tuesday afternoon and showcase the latest public health research by the School’s researchers, adjuncts and visitors. 
  • No RSVPs required, all are welcome.
  • For more information about our seminar program, please email med.research.sph@uq.edu.au

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Seminar recordings

A selection of seminar recordings is available online to users with a UQ username and password. 



31 March 2020 1:00pm

An insight to the PhD Oral Examination Process: A Lived Experience

24 March 2020 1:00pm
In this seminar, Dr Olivia Hollingdrake and Dr Andrew Smirnov will discuss their experiences and insights from the Oral Examination process at the School of Public Health. Olivia’s PhD research, conferred in January 2020, used qualitative methods to explore the social networks that support people living with HIV to transition toward self-management. Her research examined the role, characteristics and evolution of social support networks from the perspective of people living with HIV and key support providers in Queensland. To begin, Olivia will present her research as she did for the external examiners on the day of the oral examination. Following this, Olivia and Andrew, her Chair of Examiners, will host an informal discussion, inviting questions from anyone who is interested in what to expect on the day.

P3 (people, planning, and performance) project

17 March 2020 12:45pm
Your Individual Activity Profile (IAP) is an online dashboard which compiles data on your academic activity. It allows individuals to track their performance across a range of indicators, and in the context of a large cohort at the same level and within the same Faculty or cognate set of Institutes. Your IAP is available as an app on your my.UQ dashboard.

It is expected that individual staff members and appraisers will want to incorporate their IAPs in appraisal and mentoring conversations from 2020.

The P3 leads will demonstrate the use and context of the IAPs, as well as leading a Q&A session.

Effective Pedagogies for Active Learning

10 March 2020 1:00pm
The lecture remains widely used in university contexts; however, an effective lecture is much more than just a didactic information session. Active learning is a useful pedagogical technique to provide opportunities for learners to think critically about ideas through a range of activities that deepen and challenge students’ understanding. Active learning can be defined as students “doing things and thinking about what they are doing” (Bonwell and Eison, 1991, p.iii), and has been recognised as a useful device in enhancing student learning and performance (Freeman et al., 2014).

This seminar will enable you to actively explore opportunities to incorporate active learning pedagogies into your teaching practice. You can expect to leave with a toolkit of effective pedagogies for encouraging active learning in your classroom (and your tutor’s classrooms) this semester.

Engaging with Students Online

3 March 2020 1:00pm
In response to the CoronaVirus and associated travel bans, many of our students are unable to attend campus for part of this semester. A significant number of these students will be studying in China where many of our online technologies are inaccessible or slow to access. In this challenging situations we want to ensure all our students feel connected to their teaching teams and peers, and have valuable learning experiences.

This workshop aims to support staff to adapt current on-campus learning activities, to online asynchronous activities using tools which will be accessible for as many students as possible. A selection of cases will be provided giving examples of online alternatives for common teaching activities. Recommendations are drawn from research literature and successful practices at UQ.

Course Insights Workshop

25 February 2020 1:00pm
This seminar is an introduction to UQ’s Course Insights platform. Course Insights is a course-level academic facing learning analytics dashboard that provides information on student cohort demographics, online engagement and assessment results. In this seminar you will develop an understanding of how to use data to analyse student learning. Practical skills on interpreting the data, applying demographic filters, reviewing correlation data and implementing email interventions will also be covered.