Want to learn on your lunch break? Some of Curtin University’s top researchers will be sharing their insights into some of today’s most talked about subjects, in a series of lunchtime talks held at Curtin 139 St Georges Terrace in October and November.
In a series of lunchtime talks, our experts will explore predicting recovery after concussion that can affect daily life, understanding ‘glass ceilings’ and progressing women in the workforce, social responsibilities of the media industry in an age where children can access anything and everything on the internet, and the impact of a work-life balance and how you can achieve this elusive concept.
We hope to see you there!
Breaking through the glass ceiling – what works?
Date: Tuesday 22 October 2019
Glass ceilings have featured heavily in Australia’s workplaces for centuries but in recent years significant changes have been made. Women now make up almost 50% of Australia’s workforce and hold around 40% of all full-time jobs, and although women still remain under-represented in positions of power and over-represented in lower-paid jobs, they are likely to dominate middle management roles in years to come.
Rebecca Cassells will not only reveal what barriers still exist, but what works when trying to break through the glass ceiling.
About Rebecca Cassells
Rebecca Cassells is the principal research fellow with the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, and oversees the Centre’s Research Impact and Engagement Strategy, and the Focus on the States and Gender Equity research series’. Prior to her role at BCEC, Rebecca worked as an independent consultant with state and federal government departments on a number of major economic evaluations. Her principal areas of research include gender equity, poverty and disadvantage, social exclusion, wealth and superannuation, child wellbeing, education inequality, and the role of geography in influencing social and economic outcomes. Her work has been influential in driving public debates and influencing policy and legislation.
News without borders
Date: Thursday 7 November 2019
In the age of the internet, does it matter what the rules are around broadcasting and reporting on TV and radio? If your kids can access anything just by looking at their phone, are we falling behind in setting the standards of discourse and decency?
Join Curtin journalism lecturer Glynn Greensmith as he explores the complexities and ethical questions surrounding social media and journalism today.
About Glynn Greensmith
Glynn Greensmith is a lecturer in journalism at Curtin University. He is originally from the UK, where he studied International Relations and Journalism at Nottingham Trent University. He is a broadcaster for ABC Radio, having been a journalist and producer since 2005, and is a researcher on mass shootings and the media, which is the subject of his PhD thesis, being undertaken at ECU. Glynn has written several national opinion pieces in Fairfax and Crikey on the subjects of mass shootings, and also the relationship between journalism and democracy. In his free time, he enjoys talking about anything but mass shootings.
Work-life balance: dream or reality?
Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019
Achieving work-life balance is becoming increasingly difficult as we try to balance the demands of our work and non-work lives. For some people it can seem like a distant dream, for others it is something that comes and goes, depending on the time of year or day of the week.
Join Professor Julia Richardson as she considers the importance of work-life balance, its impact on productivity, career development and individual wellbeing, and explores strategies for achieving this elusive concept.
About Professor Julia Richardson
Having joined Curtin University after a move to Australia from Canada, Julia has pursued an international career in both the academic and corporate sector in Canada, Singapore, Japan and the UK. Her research expertise reflects her broader interest in contemporary careers and the implications for HRM practices and organisational performance. She is especially interested in themes relating to internationally mobile professionals, flexible and remote work practices and individual and organisational performance. A key concern in her recent work on these topics is their connection with short and long-term career sustainability.