Webinar Resources

OPUS regularly host webinars that cover a range of topics and skills geared towards students, researchers and the general public. Browse through our videos to learn something new!

Webinars so far

Dr Kieran O’Sullivan (Uni of Limerick) talks about the public perceptions of lower back pain and how to start changing it.

We highly recommend reviewing reference material (found here) developed with Dr Mary O’Keefe (a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at Uni of Sydney) prior to this session. Presentation slides can be found here.


An introduction to the PhD students in OPUS and their projects followed by a casual discussion between our students.

Jay-Shian TanMovement and wearable wireless movement sensors in knee and back painJay-shian.tan@student.curtin.edu.au
Tara WestAn exploration of the association between movement and pain-related cognitions and emotions in knee osteoarthritistara.west@postgrad.curtin.edu.au
Nardia Rose-KlemAn exploration of treatment success after total knee replacement surgeryn.klem@postgrad.curtin.edu.au
Michelle TewAdvancing Health Economic Evaluation Methodologies for Health Policy DesignMichelle.tew@unimelb.edu.au
Sharm ThuraisingamUsing linked primary, secondary and tertiary care data to develop prediction models for total knee replacement in patients with osteoarthritissharmala.thuraisingam@unimelb.edu.au
Jason TrieuEconomic implications of total joint replacement – cost effectiveness and clinical outcomesjtrieumd@gmail.com
Lyndon HawkeIncreasing physical activity after hip and knee joint replacementlyndon.hawke@easternhealth.org.au


In case you missed our 2019 OPUS Forum in late March, Prof Stefan Lohmander from Lund University, Department of Orthopaedics discusses the issues in OA treatment.


Prof Anne Smith (Curtin University) introduces Latent Class Trajectory Analysis with the help of case studies by PhD Candidate Michelle Tew (Uni of Melbourne).

Dr Darshini Ayton (Monash University) provides her tips and tricks on how to present a thoughtful and engaging presentation that avoids boring your audience to tears! A perfect introduction and refresher for students and researchers preparing for an upcoming conference.

Review Darshini’s slides here and ensure you view slide #11 in slide show mode to get the most out of the embedded video.

Linked In vs Twitter – Which platform is best for you?

Deenu Rajaratnam, a marketing specialist at the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne, discusses pros and cons, tips and tricks to cultivating an audience as an academic. Deenu has been working with academics and researchers for more than a decade to help take their work to the world.

Using multimedia and online resources to enhance research impact and reach

Dr Christian Barton is an academic physiotherapist researching non-surgical alternatives for end-stage osteoarthritis with the University of Melbourne and LaTrobe University. He is the communications manager at the LaTrobe University’s Sport Exercise Medicine Research Centre, and associate editor and deputy social media editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Learn more about the flaws in the current academic journal model, why researchers must influence media, how to optimise altmetric scores and the Kardashian Index…
Presentation slides can be found here.

Mental Health and Wellbeing on Social Media: Revelations, Risks and Recommendations

Introducing A/Prof Peggy Kern from the Centre for Positive Psychology within the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education. Her research draws on multiple fields of inquiry, including health, positive, social, personality and developmental psychology. More recently she has conducted studies on the influence of social media on mental health. With both personal and academic experience in the overlapping spheres of mental health and the world wide web, we cannot think of anyone better suited to conduct this fantastic and topical webinar. 
You can find her presentation slides here.

In this webinar, A/Prof Maria Inacio speaks about her experiences and provides tips for fellowship application writing, from the perspective of both an applicant and a reviewer.

Maria is an epidemiologist working in data registry optimisation and translation. She is the Director of the Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA) at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), and was recently awarded an NHMRC Investigator Grant Fellowship to expand her work with ROSA and investigate better ways to monitor and deliver quality health care to the elderly.

Webinar schedule

See what’s coming up on the OPUS Webinar Series. Click on the presenter to go straight to the webinar at the time prescribed!

webinar etiquette

Polish up your etiquette by reading the tips and tricks on running a smooth session below!

Participating in an upcoming webinar or just attending a Zoom meeting? Go through our list of tips to improve your sound quality.

Please be aware that by agreeing to participate in a webinar, you provide your consent to release video/audio/written recordings of yourself to the community. All recordings remain the property of OPUS and are not permitted to be duplicated in any way.

Should you have any concerns regarding media consent, please contact us via opus@opus-tjr.org.au.


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