In the 2017 Barbara Dicker Oration Professor Sheri L Johnson, a distinguished professor at the University of California, Berkley, gave us a unique insight into exploring the links of rewards with mania and depression and understanding the relationship between reward pursuit and mood disorders. This Barbara Dicker Oration was held on 11 October 2017.
The fifth annual Barbara Dicker Oration presented by the Barbara Dicker Brain Sciences Foundation features a presentation by Dr Michael Rugg from the University of Texas on Memory and Dementia. Memory is one of our most important mental abilities. It allows us to learn from the past, to plan for the future, and to maintain our sense of selfhood. It is also fragile. Memory ability declines in later life even in people free from age-related disease, and it is catastrophically impaired in Alzheimer's Disease, the most common cause of dementia. What we have learned about the brain regions and networks that support memory? How do these differ in their function across the lifespan? How can this knowledge be leveraged to improve the early detection of Alzheimer's Disease and other age-related disorders? This Barbara Dicker Oration was held on 15 September 2016.
Professor Shantha Rajaratnam, Deputy Head of School, Monash University School of Psychological Sciences, presents on recent advances in understanding the role of the brain clock in controlling sleep and wake processes, and talks about various approaches to treating sleep loss. This Barbara Dicker Oration was held on 17 September 2015.
Information is transforming the way we receive healthcare. New technologies such as web and mobile applications may be of value to those at risk of suicide, who may avoid contact with health services, and prefer distal, anonomous services.
Depression has been called the common cold of mental illness. This presentation provides an overview of the latest findings on the nature and treatment of depression, and why treatment has not stemmed the rise of depression in our society. Presented on 11 November 2013.
The inaugural Barbara Dicker Oration delivered by Prof Patrick McGorry AO. Mental health research is an important priority, and this presentation explores where are we at today and what can we hope for in future and the importance of public support.
Swinburne Graduation Ceremony held 29th August 2017 11.00am at the Melbourne Convention Centre, presided over by Graham Goldsmith, Chancellor. Pathways and Vocational Education, Faculty of Health, Arts and Design, Swinburne Research.
Swinburne Graduation Ceremony held 28th August 2017 4.00pm at the Melbourne Convention Centre, presided over by Councillor, Ms Geraldine Farrell. Faculty of Business and Law, Swinburne Research.
Swinburne Graduation Ceremony held 28th August 2017 11.00am at the Melbourne Convention Centre, presided over by Graham Goldsmith, Chancellor. Faculty of Business and Law, Swinburne Research.
In the 2017 Chancellor's Lecture, the Hon. Jeffrey Bleich discussed five great technology driven challenges confronting Western democracies - automation, education, cyber, climate and self-governance. Presented 2 August 2017.