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RESEARCH IMPACT SERIES: After the lockdown - workplace flexibility and fluidity

RESEARCH IMPACT SERIES: After the lockdown - workplace flexibility and fluidity

June 29, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on the global economy has been enormous, with businesses shuttered and employees using technology to work from home in unprecedented numbers.

Our panel of UWA researchers with expertise in organisational/workplace behaviour, architecture, virology and psychology share insights on how business will need to change and adapt to meet requirements for workplace safety and employee wellbeing.

This was the second Research Impact Series webinar, brought to you by Development and Alumni Relations and the Office of Research Enterprise.

Meet the panel

 

Associate Professor Aleksandra Luksyte - Deputy Head, Management and Organisations, UWA Business School

Aboard a COVID-19 infected cruise ship

Aboard a COVID-19 infected cruise ship

June 26, 2020

Laura Carija (MBBS '80) was travelling in a group of medical doctors aboard a cruise ship when it was infected by COVID-19. Both Laura and her husband, a fellow UWA grad, contracted the virus with almost no symptoms. Laura describes her experience of being on the ship and the lengthy process of isolation and travel to get home to Denmark, Western Australia. 

Innovating Farming

Innovating Farming

June 15, 2020

What does the future of farming look like? UWA graduate Darren Ho [BSc '15], an Agricultural Consultant has over 10 years of experience in managing farms and working on different startups across Southeast Asia and Australia. On today's episode, learn how Darren has been instrumental in some of the successes with the companies he's worked with in Insect and Urban Farming. 

No more bad leaders!

No more bad leaders!

June 8, 2020

Dr Darja Kragt [PhD '18] is a Lecturer in Work Psychology at the University of Western Australia School of Psychological Science. Dr Kragt gives insight into her current research, which is focused on investigating the role of identity in leadership and leadership development, why we need more followership to improve leadership, and her top 5 tips to improve your leadership.

Recommended links by Dr Darja KragtL

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/darjakragt/

UWA Profile https://research-repository.uwa.edu.au/en/persons/darja-kragt

Implicit associations test https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/

 

How COVID-19 will change the future of work in Southeast Asia

How COVID-19 will change the future of work in Southeast Asia

June 1, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in Southeast Asia, additional concerns are being raised about the future of work.

Moderator Madeleine Tan [MBA '00], and our panel of experts will share their insights on what you need to know - and how it will affect you.

Amy’s tips to help you get back into a fitness routine

Amy’s tips to help you get back into a fitness routine

May 29, 2020

Founder of AKE Fitness, Amy King [BCom '09] shares her 6 tips to get the most out of your return to the gym, alternative ways to keep fit in isolation, and the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the fitness industry.

Download Amy's eBook today!

Life as a scientist in the UK

Life as a scientist in the UK

May 25, 2020

Dr Rachel Paterson is a scientist at Immunocore, a pioneering, clinical-stage T cell receptor biotechnology company working to develop and commercialize a new generation of transformative medicines to address unmet needs in cancer, infection and autoimmune disease. 

On this episode, Rachel takes us behind the scenes into her role at Immunocore, her favorite memories of UWA, becoming a Rhodes Scholar, her passion for footy, and the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on her research, and time with family & friends.

Trailblazer making waves in regional WA

Trailblazer making waves in regional WA

May 22, 2020

Freya Spencer [BSc '17], Executive Natural Resource Management Officer at North Stirlings Pallinup Natural Resources Inc. and the Gillamii Centre is helping repair one of the largest river systems on Western Australia's South Coast.

Listen to Freya's journey, and learn how her passion for making our natural and urban environments better for current and future generations is making an impact. 

Connect with Freya today by visiting http://www.nrm.gov.au/

LGBT+ community leadership in London

LGBT+ community leadership in London

May 15, 2020

Hugh O’Keeffe, BSc ‘17 (Neuroscience, Linguistics): Assistant Director at Mosaic LGBT+ Young Persons' Trust, London

Hugh left UWA in 2016 and then worked with Uber in Facilities Management. The role took him to London in 2018 where he continued in his role, but also started working at Mosaic LGBT+ Young Persons’ Trust. Having now made his role at Mosaic full-time, he credits UWA for giving him the connections, confidence and breadth of skills crucial to his decision to leave for the UK and pursue a new life. Find out more about Hugh's story since leaving UWA.

Hugh's links:

Mosaic LGBT+ Young Persons’ Trust - mosaicyouth.org.uk

LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/hughok

RESEARCH IMPACT SERIES: Physically Distanced, Socially Connected

RESEARCH IMPACT SERIES: Physically Distanced, Socially Connected

May 12, 2020

Physically Distanced, Socially Connected

A (Virtual) Research Impact Series Event

The impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work and live. The practice of social distancing will undoubtedly have consequences to our mental health, wellbeing and the way we socialise.

Our panel of research experts will share their insights on how to manage your mental wellbeing, tips for keeping socially connected and advice for living under physical distancing restrictions.

Join us from the comfort of your own home for the first Research Impact Series webinar, brought to you by Development and Alumni Relations and the Office of Research Enterprise.

Our panellists: