We exist mostly as a blog and on Twitter (and sorta kinda on Facebook), but we also get asked to talk to people! Listed below are events and sessions we’ve presented and/or facilitated.
If you would like us to speak at your event or university, see our Workshops and talks page. We happily offer sessions online.
2 August 2022: Jonathan is giving a public talk with Eva Alisic (UniMelb Pop & Global Health) to the Science and Society Network at Deakin Uni on communicating science through art.
21 July 2022: Jonathan will be presenting ‘5 rules of grant club’ to the Monash Education Faculty.
July 2022: Tseen will be presenting a series of 3 talks for Charles Sturt University: ‘Planning your research communication strategy’, Creating a digital research identity’, and ‘Creating online research bios’.
21 June 2022: Jonathan presented on ‘Academic networking’ at #CurtinThesisFest2022.
June/July 2022: Jonathan and Tseen will be presenting a series of workshops and talks for RMIT University, including ‘Academic networking’, ‘Researchers and social media’, and ‘Simple ways to build your community’.
9 December 2021: Jonathan presented on ‘COVID lockdowns as a career interruption’ at the Australia and New Zealand Society of Immunology (ASI) conference.
18 November 2021: With our colleagues Inger Mewburn (Thesis Whisperer) and Narelle Lemon (Wellbeing Whisperer), we launched our new Whisper Collective portal. The launch event included a keynote by Mark Carrigan (speaking on the post pandemic university).
18 June 2021: Tseen co-presented a keynote with her RED colleague Jamie Burford at the #usqPGECR symposium. They talked about “The Portable Researcher Self”, a presentation focused on what defines a scholarly self.
28 May 2021: Tseen presented a keynote on “Using social media to expand your research network and impact” for #DocFest21 (26-28 May) at Charles Sturt University.
27 May 2021: Tseen presented ‘5 rules of grant club’ to University of Roehampton (UK) researchers – thanks for the invitation, Melissa Jogie!
28 Feb 2021: Jonathan gave a ‘Sharpen up your grant application’ workshop to the Professional Historians Association (Victoria and Tasmania). He then wrote a blogpost about it: Sharpen up your application
27 January 2021: Tseen facilitated a half-day workshop on “Growing a community on social media” for the Okinawan Institute of Science and Technology (OIST). She even blogged about it! 2020
30 November 2020: Jonathan gave a talk at the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) online conference on “Micro-patronage – Funding research engagement, one dollar at a time”.
23-26 November 2020: Jonathan and Tseen convened a 4-day researcher development event, #Whisperfest, with their colleagues Inger Mewburn (Thesis Whisperer) and Narelle Lemon (Welllbeing Whisperer).
12 November 2020: Jonathan gave a talk on “Finding Funding” for the Florey Institute.
29 October 2020: Jonathan gave a talk about “Building a narrative around your research” for the Australasian Early Career Urban Research Network (AECURN). A recording of his talk can be accessed here.
15 October 2020: Tseen co-presented “Negotiating personal and professional spaces online” with Erika Smith for Mont Royal University.
11 August 2020: Tseen was an invited speaker on a “Pivoting between Academia and Industry” panel for the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia (CAPHIA).
10 June 2020: Jonathan gave a talk on “Crowdfunding as a path to engagement” for the University of Melbourne symposium on the Engaged University.
14 May 2020: With her RED (Research Education and Development) team colleagues, Tseen presented to the Australian Council of Graduate Research (ACGR) on “Virtual graduate research communities”.
1 November 2019: In collaboration with Contemporary Art and Social Transformation (CAST) at RMIT University, Jonathan was part of an all-day seminar on Art and the ARC. This will happen in conjunction with the 2019 Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) conference.
30 August 2019: Tseen and Jonathan were part of the CHASS ECR Careers Day hosted by the University of South Australia. Tseen will talk about researchers’ digital identities, and Jonathan on research funding and getting grants.
4 July 2019: Tseen and Jonathan presented on “How to be a researcher while casual” at the NTEU Victoria Professional Development Day for casual academics.
21 June 2019: Jonathan was part of a pitch panel for research projects at Melbourne Polytechnic.
17 May 2019: In collaboration with Contemporary Art and Social Transformation (CAST) at RMIT University, Jonathan was part of an all-day seminar on Art and the ARC.
11 April 2019: Tseen presented a workshop for PhD students for the School of Psychology (Deakin University – Burwood) on networking for introverts.
9-10 April 2019: As part of his PhD on research crowdfunding, Jonathan presented ‘Is crowdfunding for me?’ at La Trobe University.
3 April 2019: Tseen and Jonathan were part of the CHASS ECR Careers Day that was hosted by Queensland University of Technology, Queensland. Tseen presented on engagement and researchers’ digital identities, and Jonathan presented on a panel about research funding.
27 March 2019: Grant Camp! Can you draft your grant application in four hours? Absolutely you can! If you focus on writing and ignore everything else. Jonathan will be presenting this Grant Camp at RMIT’s Bundoora campus. Free event – all welcome.
20 March 2019: As part of his PhD on research crowdfunding, Jonathan will be presenting an introduction to research crowdfunding at La Trobe University.
25 February 2019: Grant Camp! Can you draft your grant application in four hours? Absolutely you can! If you focus on writing and ignore everything else. Jonathan will be presenting this Grant Camp at RMIT’s Brunswick campus. Free event – all welcome.
26 October 2018: Jonathan and Tseen talked to early and mid career researchers at the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), Deakin University, about simple ways to build your network.
8 October 2018: Tseen presented on ‘Researchers and social media’ at the inaugural RMIT Library’s Researcher Week.
25 September 2018: Jonathan spoke at the University of Melbourne Research Administrator Day (RAD) on ‘Transformative moments in research management’.
21 September 2018: Jonathan presented ‘Finding Funding’ to the School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at Swinburne University, at the request of the wonderful Narelle Lemon.
21 September 2018: Tseen talked about building an online research profile and community with RMIT’s College of Business ECRs.
14 September 2018: Whispercon!
4 September 2018: Tseen ran a ‘5 rules of grant club’ workshop for HDRs at the University of Queensland.
1 September 2018: Tseen presented and ran a workshop on ‘The right writing for your audience’ for HDRs and ECRs at the University of Southern Queensland.
14 August 2018: Tseen and Jonathan talked with La Trobe University’s ECR Network about the value of professional networking, and finding the best ways for you to do it.
25 & 27 July 2018: Jonathan presented ‘5 rules of grant club’ at Federation University.
2-3 July 2018: Jonathan presented a series of workshops, including Grant Camp, at the University of South Australia.
14-15 June 2018: Jonathan spoke about research engagement with the fabulous Deb Verhoeven at University of Technology, Sydney.
5 June 2018: Jonathan presented (virtually) at an INORMS workshop on the future of research administration, organised by Ipshita Ghose, with Adam Golberg.
9 May 2018: Tseen and Jonathan were part of the CHASS ECR Careers Day that was hosted by Curtin University, Western Australia. Tseen presented on engagement and researchers’ digital identities, and Jonathan presented on a panel about research funding.
17-19 April 2018: Tseen attended QPR 2018, and presented a paper about “Researchers and social media literacy: Not just about your lunch”.
16 April 2018: Jonathan and Rose Lang hosted a public forum on decoding art and the ARC.
13 April 2018: Tseen and Jonathan presented a workshop to PhD students for the School of Psychology (Deakin University – Burwood) on transferable skills, career paths, and reflecting on their skills and preferences.
23 March 2018: Jonathan and Aysun Alpyurek spoke to RMIT College of Business researchers about the budget in a grant application.
30 November 2017: Tseen was part of a panel and Q&A about research communication for Charles Sturt University.
17 November 2017: Jonathan spoke about issues for early career researchers for Peer review and grant funding: From evidence to practice at Melbourne University.
24 September 2017: Jonathan spoke to Australian Political Studies early career researchers about how to explain their research methods to funders.
15 September 2017: Tseen hosted the 2017 Whisper Workshop at La Trobe University’s fabulous Melbourne city campus. Jonathan will be Master of Ceremonies for the day.
17 August 2017: Jonathan and Tseen presented at the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) early career researcher event at RMIT, Melbourne.
- Jonathan was on a panel that talks about “Funding opportunities and applying effectively funding”.
- Tseen gave a workshop on “Engaging with your audience”.
23 June 2017: Tseen and Jonathan presented at New Directions in Screen Studies II. We talked with early career researchers about what researchers need. Thanks, Kate.
31 May 2017: Tseen has worked with the Australian Academy of the Humanities on the pilot ECR development program that runs on this day. She can testify that the AAH Secretariat is staffed with only the most fabulous people. Melbourne.
27 April 2017: Jonathan chatted about crowdfunding with the staff at the Swinburne Department of Management and Marketing. Thanks, Liz.
15 February 2017: Jonathan presented on crowdfunding as a research funding mechanism at RMIT. (Don’t tell anyone, but it is his confirmation of candidature presentation for his PhD.)
28 November 2016: Together we joined Professor Heaven and others to judge the Speed Dating for Sociology Researchers event at the Australian Sociological Conference (TASA 2016). Thanks TASA and Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) for inviting us.
26 September – 7 October: International tour! Jonathan was at NorthWestern University in the USA. Very exciting! Thanks to the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) and the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) for their ARMS-NCURA fellowship that made this possible.
11 – 15 September 2016: Jonathan and Tseen presented at INORMS 2016. This was a big, scary thing for us because INORMS is the International Network of Research Management Societies. All the research whisperers in the world in one place!
- Jonathan presented on crowdfunding research at universities.
- Tseen (with her La Trobe colleague, Jason Murphy) presented on building online research communities for graduate researchers.
- Tseen was also part of a workshop on social media for university research offices.
29 August 2016: Tseen and Jonathan attended the second Whisper Workshop at ANU, Canberra. We had a fabulous time. Thanks to Inger for hosting.
14 July 2016: Jonathan ran Grant Camp as part of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Research Week.
22 June 2016: Jonathan made a brief presentation at the RMIT College of Business Winter Conference for higher degree students. Kinda happy to be able to present at my own university for once. 🙂
22 March 2016: Tseen presented a webinar for Charles Sturt University on “Building your own community”.
3 February 2016: Tseen was one of #ResBaz’s keystories at the 2016 conference, speaking on her research, life, and the idea of a career (University of Melbourne, Vic). You can see the YouTube video of Tseen’s keystory.
6 December 2015: Tseen presented on managing a digital academic profile for RMIT’s School of Economics, Finance, and Marketing (Marysville, Vic).
25 November 2015: Jonathan spoke at the 2015 CAVAL information literacy conference on libraries as places for building networks.
28 October 2015: Jonathan presented at the University of Melbourne “Researcher@Library” event, on building a network with the outside world.
28 October 2015: Jonathan presented on crowdfunding as a research funding mechanism. (Don’t tell anyone, but it is his confirmation of candidature presentation for his Masters degree.)
20 October 2015: Tseen gave a talk on “What ECRs want” for Edith Cowan University Library and Research Office staff during #OpenAccess Week (Perth, WA).
11 September 2015: Jonathan chaired a panel discussion on university and research crowdfunding at the 2015 Crowdfunding Australia Summit.
31 August 2015: Jonathan and Tseen hosted the inaugural Whisper Workshop.
11 August 2015: Tseen gave a workshop on grants savvy at ANU.
30 June – 1 July 2015: Tseen gave a keynote on researchers and digital profiles, and a masterclass on grants, during the University of Sydney Nursing School’s HDR Research Week.
26 June 2015: Tseen and Jonathan presented at a professional development session for the local chapter of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS), looking at how blogging can work for university research offices.
22 May 2015 – 11am-12pm (AEST): Jonathan and Tseen participated in a #securework tweetchat, which is focused on the issue of insecure academic work in Australia. We’ll be joining the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), CASA, and the National Alliance of Public Universities (NAPU).
12 December 2014: Jonathan and Tseen presented a webinar on crowdfunding for Charles Sturt University.
3 December 2014: Tseen gave a breakfast talk for the Psych-Oncology co-operative research group (PoCoG) during the 2014 Clinical Oncology of Australia conference, Melbourne.
1 October 2014: Tseen presented a student workshop on ‘Communicating research through social media’ for the Australian Entomological Society’s 50th anniversary conference, Canberra.
4 September 2014: Jonathan chatted with the UniMelb Twitter group, hosted by @unilibrary. 2:00 – 3:00 pm, video conference room, Brownless Biomedical Library, University of Melbourne.
31 July 2014: Jonathan presented ‘Worth more than money‘ at Crowdfund your research, Ian Potter Auditorium, Florey Neuroscience Institute, Melbourne University, 30 Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. A talk on crowdfunding for the wonderful folks at FundScience Australia.
23-24 June 2014: Tseen presented on academic careers, alternative academic pathways, and research networks at the inaugural DocFest, CSU – Wagga Wagga.
12 June 2014: Tseen presented the ‘5 rules of grant club’ workshop for ANU Research Skills + Training, Canberra.
3 February 2014: Jonathan presented ‘The Research Whisperer: Doing research in academia’, Five minute introduction to the Research Whisperers for librarians at the VALA Research Support Community Day 2014, University of Melbourne, Parkville. This was a great day, and I learnt so much. Have I said before that I love my local librarians? So should you.
20 September 2012: Tseen and Jonathan presented ‘The Research Whisperer: Research development & social media’, at Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) annual conference, Technology and collaboration track, ARMS 2012, Gold Coast. We spoke about the development of the blog and Twitter stream, and what we were hoping to achieve. This is as close as we get to a manifesto.
November 2011: Tseen participated in a tweetchat on ‘Securing research funding‘, The Guardian Higher Education Network.