During 2021 and 2022, we are celebrating the central role that psychology plays in every major conversation in our society. We will be running a series of events featuring our experts, collaborators and our colleagues in industry.

PsychTalks is the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences' forum for ideas and discussion. We will explore contemporary and engaging topics through community-focused panel sessions, podcasts and forums across a range of disciplines, encouraging constructive debate on issues of regional and global relevance. Join us at an event or catch up with a recording.

Alongside our events will be a podcast series where we speak to experts on a range of topics including Big Data, misinformation, fear-based advertising and mindfulness, among others.

Using the hashtag #75mspsuom, we invite you to share your experience of 75 years of the Melbourne School Psychological Sciences and your thoughts on the role psychology will play in the future.

Thursday 16 September 2021
PsychTalks: The battle against stigma in Australia, Canada, and the UK

Understanding and responding to stigma about mental ill-health is a critical global challenge. Join us for our first international #PsychTalks event to hear about current challenges and developments in the battle against stigma in Australia, Canada and Scotland.

PsychTalks panel discussion facilitated by Dr Chris Groot

Online event

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Thursday 7 October 2021
PsychTalks: Cancer and COVID-19 – the psychological impact

People living with cancer are a particularly vulnerable subgroup during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the nature of their disease and treatments they receive which compromise their immune system. Join us for this exciting PsychTalks event where we explore what life is like for people living with cancer during the pandemic.

PsychTalks panel discussion facilitated by Paul Barclay for Big Ideas

Online event

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18 November 2021
MDHS Alumni Hour 

The Alumni Hour series provides an in-depth look into some of the Faculty's most extraordinary and accomplished Alumni. Join us and renowned ABC presenter Angela Lavoipierre for a conversation that will inspire the next generation of health professionals.

We are pleased to invite you to the third and final instalment of Alumni Hour for 2021, featuring MDHS alum Dr Michelle Blanchard in conversation with Angela Lavoipierre of the ABC.

Michelle is a Special Adviser at the National Mental Health Commission, leading the development of the National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy. Prior to joining the Commission, Michelle was Deputy CEO at SANE Australia and the Founding Director of SANE’s Anne Deveson Research Centre.

Online eventRegister

May 2022 (Date and time TBC)
MSPS Reunites

More details to be announced

March / April /May 2022 (Date and time TBC)
MSPS Showcase Series

Six events showcasing each of the MSPS hubs and centres.

Online events

April 2022 (Date and time TBC)
PsychTalks: The commercial determinants of public health

More details to be announced