MONARC Seminar Series

All welcome




12:30pm – 1:30pm
(unless otherwise specified)

MONARC seminars are currently taking place ONLINE via Webex

For further information or seminar Webex link, contact Dr Rosa Gualano by email or phone +61 3 9265 1268





Wednesday 28 APRIL Grief and Bereavement in Aged Mental HealthJenny Kats – Senior Social Worker, Biala

Wednesday  26 MAY

Cross-cultural aspects of loss and grief – changes to the bereavement process with COVID-19

Maria Westbrook – Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Coordinator, Kingston Centre, Monash Health and Joanne Wood – Palliative Care Social Worker, Monash Medical Centre, Monash Health

Thursday 22 JULY

Common humanity – the basis for unbiased universal compassion

Dr Debbie Ling – Lecturer, School of Primary and Allied Health Care, Monash University

Thursday 12 AUGUST, 12-1pmUpdate on younger-onset dementiasDr Samantha Loi – Senior Research Fellow & Neuropsychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry & NorthWestern Mental Health Neuropsychiatry Unit
Wednesday 8 SEPTEMBERChronic heart failure rehabilitation and engagementKatie Palmer – Grade 3 Physiotherapist, Acute and Complex Care, Dandenong Hospital
Thursday 25 NOVEMBER, 1-2pm

Presentations from Allied Health researchers and Lions John Cockayne Memorial Fellowship Trust Fund grant recipients:

  • Documenting patient communication needs and potential supports in a subacute hospital setting – Roz Shand (Speech Pathology)
  • Exploring the translation of evidence into practice in balance exercise prescription using an interpretive description approach – Liz Dalla Santa (Physiotherapy & Exercise Physiology)
  • Exploration of home assessment practices and influences on the clinical reasoning of occupational therapists in a large public health service – Susan Fone (Occupational Therapy)​

Past seminars

2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012