RW live!

You may think that we only exist on Twitter, but that isn’t actually true. Occasionally, we get asked to talk to people. Face to face. We love it, and have a lot of fun catching up!

Listed below are where we’ve been invited to speak or participate in events. You can also read articles we’ve written for other people on our About page.


21 February 2017: Jonathan presented on crowdfunding as a research funding mechanism at RMIT’s Beyond Research – Pathways to Impact conference.

15 February 2017: Jonathan presented on crowdfunding as a research funding mechanism at RMIT. (Don’t tell anyone, but it is his confirmation of candidature presentation for his PhD.)


28 November 2016: Together we joined Professor Heaven and others to judge the Speed Dating for Sociology Researchers event at the Australian Sociological Conference (TASA 2016). Thanks TASA and Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) for inviting us.

26 September – 7 October: International tour! Jonathan was at NorthWestern University in the USA. Very exciting! Thanks to the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) and the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) for their ARMS-NCURA fellowship that made this possible.

11 – 15 September 2016: Jonathan and Tseen presented at INORMS 2016. This was a big, scary thing for us because INORMS is the International Network of Research Management Societies. All the research whisperers in the world in one place!

  • Jonathan will present on crowdfunding research at universities.
  • Tseen (with her La Trobe colleague, Jason Murphy) will present on building online research communities for graduate researchers.
  • Tseen’s also part of a workshop on social media for university research offices.

14 July 2016: Jonathan ran Grant Camp as part of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Research Week.

22 June 2016: Jonathan made a brief presentation at the RMIT College of Business Winter Conference for higher degree students. Kinda happy to be able to present at my own university for once.  🙂

22 March 2016: Tseen presented a webinar for Charles Sturt University on “Building your own community”.

3 February 2016: Tseen was one of #ResBaz’s keystories at the 2016 conference, speaking on her research, life, and the idea of a career (University of Melbourne, Vic). You can see the YouTube video of Tseen’s keystory here.


6 December 2015: Tseen presented on managing a digital academic profile for RMIT’s School of Economics, Finance, and Marketing (Marysville, Vic).

25 November 2015: Jonathan spoke at the 2015 CAVAL information literacy conference on libraries as places for building networks.

28 October 2015: Jonathan presented at the University of Melbourne “Researcher@Library” event, on building a network with the outside world.

28 October 2015: Jonathan presented on crowdfunding as a research funding mechanism. (Don’t tell anyone, but it is his confirmation of candidature presentation for his Masters degree.)

20 October 2015: Tseen gave a talk on “What ECRs want” for Edith Cowan University Library and Research Office staff during #OpenAccess Week (Perth, WA).

11 September 2015: Jonathan chaired a panel discussion on university and research crowdfunding at the 2015 Crowdfunding Australia Summit.

31 August 2015: Jonathan and Tseen hosted the inaugural Whisper Workshop.

11 August 2015: Tseen gave a workshop on grants savvy at ANU.

30 June – 1 July 2015: Tseen gave a keynote on researchers and digital profiles, and a masterclass on grants, during the University of Sydney Nursing School’s HDR Research Week.

26 June 2015: Tseen and Jonathan presented at a professional development session for the local chapter of the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS), looking at how blogging can work for university research offices.

22 May 2015 – 11am-12pm (AEST): Jonathan and Tseen participated in a #securework tweetchat, which is focused on the issue of insecure academic work in Australia. We’ll be joining the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), CASA, and the National Alliance of Public Universities (NAPU).


12 December 2014: Jonathan and Tseen presented a webinar on crowdfunding for Charles Sturt University.

3 December 2014: Tseen gave a breakfast talk for the Psych-Oncology co-operative research group (PoCoG) during the 2014 Clinical Oncology of Australia conference, Melbourne.

27 November 2014: Tseen presented at the ‘Digital academic’ symposium convened by Deborah Lupton, Canberra.

20 November 2014: Jonathan presented at Lessons from the #postdocalypse, on the “Policy, funding and industrial settings” panel at the NTEU Insecure Work Conference in Tasmania (19-20 November).

8 October 2014: Tseen and Jonathan presented an online seminar on ‘Getting savvy with your research audiences’ for the Australian Association of Gerontology/Emerging Researchers in Ageing.

1 October 2014: Tseen presented a student workshop on ‘Communicating research through social media’ for the Australian Entomological Society’s 50th anniversary conference, Canberra.

4 September 2014: Jonathan chatted with the UniMelb Twitter group, hosted by @unilibrary. 2:00 – 3:00 pm, video conference room, Brownless Biomedical Library, University of Melbourne.

31 July 2014: Jonathan presented ‘Worth more than money‘ at Crowdfund your research, Ian Potter Auditorium, Florey Neuroscience Institute, Melbourne University, 30 Royal Parade, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. A talk on crowdfunding for the wonderful folks at FundScience Australia.

23-24 June 2014: Tseen presented on academic careers, alternative academic pathways, and research networks at the inaugural DocFest, CSU – Wagga Wagga.

12 June 2014: Tseen presented the ‘5 rules of grant club’ workshop for ANU Research Skills + Training, Canberra.

3 February 2014: Jonathan presented ‘The Research Whisperer: Doing research in academia’, Five minute introduction to the Research Whisperers for librarians at the VALA Research Support Community Day 2014, University of Melbourne, Parkville. This was a great day, and I learnt so much. Have I said before that I love my local librarians? So should you.


20 September 2012: Tseen and Jonathan presented ‘The Research Whisperer: Research development & social media’, at Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) annual conference, Technology and collaboration track, ARMS 2012, Gold Coast. We spoke about the development of the blog and Twitter stream, and what we were hoping to achieve. This is as close as we get to a manifesto.


November 2011: Tseen participated in a tweetchat on ‘Securing research funding‘, The Guardian Higher Education Network.

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