Speaking

Here are my recent and near-future speaking engagements, including lectures, seminars, conference presentations and the like.

2017

  • 3 February: Key Thinkers Key Concepts 2017: Objectivity in the Human Sciences and Beyond, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. [invited]

2016

  • 17 November: A talk at the CHIP, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, United States. [invited]
  • 16 November: A matching algorithm between ClinicalTrials.gov and PubMed to support the monitoring of gaps in published study results, AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium, Chicago, United States. [submission]
  • 31 October: Symposium presentation at the Conflicts of Interest in Healthcare Symposium, The University Sydney, Sydney, Australia. [invited]
  • 11 October: Research integrity and bias topic for MRES700, Macquarie University. [guest lecture]
  • 24 August: Modelling HPV vaccine coverage using social media data, a research briefing to the AIHI Board, Sydney, Australia. [invited]
  • 1 August: Lecture, Evidence-Informed Decision Making (Masters students), The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. [guest lecture]
  • 5 May: Public health surveillance methods using social media data. A guest lecture for eHealth Concepts, Queensland University of Technology. [guest lecture, online]
  • 3 May: Measuring (and growing) your impact. A workshop for researchers at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. [invited]
  • 18 April: Ensuring data integrity in evidence synthesis: new methods to measure and mitigate reporting bias. Evidence synthesis node at the Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. [invited]

2015

  • 16 November: Predicting links between reports of clinical trials and their entries in a large clinical trial registry. LTG Seminar, Department of Computing, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. [invited]
  • 3 October: How well do we address Australians in Australian clinical trials? St Vincent’s Hospital Department of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology Journal Club, Sydney, Australia.[invited]
  • 22 August: Identifying clinical study types from PubMed metadata: the active (machine) learning approach. MEDINFO, Sao Paulo, Brazil. [submission]
  • 22 August: Using social connection information to improve opinion mining: Identifying negative sentiment about HPV vaccines on Twitter. MEDINFO, Sao Paulo, Brazil.[submission]
  • 3 August: Rethinking evidence synthesis, a panel for the Australian Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2015), Brisbane, Australia. [submission]
  • 22 July: Lecture, Evidence-Informed Decision Making (Masters students), The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. [guest lecture]
  • 20 May: Reviewing a method for automated topic classification using community structure analysis. Machine Learning Reading Group, Department of Computing, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. [invited] 
  • 5 February: Journal Club (Inaugural Speaker), Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Sydney, Australia. [internal]

2014

  • 24 October: “Don’t worry, it’s only metadata”, Children’s Hospital Informatics Program, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, United States. [invited]
  • 26 September: Automatic classification of published clinical articles using metadata instead of content, 2014 Macquarie University Workshop on Text Mining and Health, Sydney, Australia. [submission]
  • 30 August: Biases beyond the text: the impact of conflicts of interest on the quality of evidence, Australasian Medical Writers Association Conference 2014, Sydney, Australia.[invited]
  • 18 July: How to manipulate a systematic review, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Australia.[invited]
  • 26 June: Recognising bias in research and publications, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. [invited]
  • 15 May: Translation Stream, AIHI Symposium, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. [internal]
  • 1 May: Recognising bias in research and publications, Postdoctoral Academy, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. [invited]

2013

  • 2 October: Preventing harmful translations: an informatics approach to clinical evidence surveillance, 2nd Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation, Sydney, Australia. [submission]
  • 28 August: Social media and your professional presence, AIHI Postgraduate Program, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. [lecture]
  • 24 July: Lecture, Evidence-Informed Decision Making (Masters students), The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. [lecture]
  • 10 April: How to frustrate reviewers and communicate your research poorly: a step-by-step guide, AIHI Postgraduate Program, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. [lecture]