Conference and seminar presentations

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  • Moving beyond consultation: New ways to engage consumers in debate and decision making, Consumers Reforming Health Conference, Melbourne, 18-19 July 2011
    Download the notes from the Moving beyond consultation session
  • Three workshops: Engaging with families and communities; Communicating with families; Writing workshop, Queensland Children’s Activities Network (QCAN) Conference, Gold Coast, August 2011
    Download the notes from the QCAN workshops
  • Community engagement: Quietening the masses or partners in decision making?, Society of Business Communicators (Qld) seminar, Brisbane, 2010
  • Essentials of editing and proofreading, Australian Institute of Management, Business Writing Week seminar, Brisbane, 2010
  • Working with an editor, Tiddas Writin’ Up seminar, Brisbane, 2010
  • A word in the right ear: Consumers engaging in the development of health policy, Health Consumers Alliance of South Australia seminar, Adelaide, 2007
  • Web writing vs print writing: Apples and pears or two peas in a pod? Society of Business Communicators (Qld) seminar, Brisbane, 2006
  • Ban the brochure, Society of Business Communicators (Qld) seminar, Brisbane, 2004
  • Readers’ reactions to message strategy in publications, International Communication Association Conference, Seoul, 2002
  • Writing for the web vs. writing for print: Are they really so different?, Australia and New Zealand Communication Association Conference, Melbourne, July 2002
  • Social issues infotainment: Using emotion and entertainment to attract readers’ attention in social issues brochures, InfoDesign Conference, Coventry, 2000
  • Describing best practice in producing publications, PRIA National Conference, Perth 2001
  • Informing young people, InfoDesign Conference, Coventry, 1999
  • Information design and a public relations education: Does our teaching reinforce traditional ways of working?, InfoDesign Conference, Cambridge, 1998
  • Information design in practice: How writers, designers, and project managers talk about their work, Australia and New Zealand Communication Association Conference, Melbourne, 1997
  • From chalk and talk to computer whiz: The changing experience of lecturing to large classes, Society of Research in Higher Education Conference, Cardiff, 1996
  • The impact of new communication technologies on public relations models of practice, Australia and New Zealand Communication Association Conference, Brisbane, 1996 (with Robina Xavier)