Speaking

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

2018

  • 28 February: The future of social media research on HPV vaccines. National HPV Vaccination Roundtable Meeting, Atlanta, United States. [invited]

2017

  • 10 October: Why every scientist should be on Twitter. Australia’s Science Channel, ECR Network. Adelaide, Australia. [invited]
  • 4 October: Lecture, Evidence-Informed Decision Making (Masters students), The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. [guest lecture]
  • 15 August: Pioneering Minds Podcast. [invited]
  • 11 August: The social aspects of misinformation and troublesome beliefs in vaccination. Conspiracy theories, delusions and other “troublesome” beliefs. For the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders and the Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. [invited]
  • 26 July: Why network science matters. What Matters, and Why at the Outlook Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. [invited]
  • 1 June: Workshop: Science, Misinformation, and Alternative Facts. Research Enrichment Program, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. [organiser, chair, presenter]
  • 16 May: Lecture, Research integrity in clinical evidence (Undergraduate Clinical Science students), Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. [lecture, online]
  • 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. [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. [AIHI 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. [AIHI 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]