VIC YRN & GSRN - Mind Your Health - Mental Health in Research

1st Oct 19

The VIC YRN & GSRN would like to invite all AMSRS Members, Non-Members and Guests to attend our next event: Mental Health in Research.

As market and social research professionals we are committed to upholding ethical standards of research, that apply not only to our research participants, but also to our clients and employees and co-workers. In the lead up to Mental Health Week (7-11 October), this is a prime time for us to consider the issues and challenges relating to our interactions with people who take part in research, in terms of how research questions or topics might affect them and how it can affect our interviewing and project teams.

In social research particularly, our quantitative and qualitative interviewers often engage in interactions with people who are experiencing a variety of difficult circumstances, or who might become upset at a particular question due to previous experiences. Interviews can be emotionally taxing for either or both parties, and our challenge as an industry is to ensure we have awareness of this and the tools and strategies for managing these challenging interactions, as well as being mindful of our own mental health and wellbeing.

In this session we will hear from a range of speakers who will share their experiences and insights as well as strategies for looking after the wellbeing of both interviewers and research participants.

PRESENTER: Ros Lording

Senior Research Director in the Qualitative Research Unit | Social Research Centre

An experienced social researcher and evaluator, Ros has worked extensively in mental health research (including research for the Queensland Mental Health Commission exploring mental health stigma and workplace discrimination), and regularly designs and delivers projects which involve vulnerable respondents (including job seekers, people experiencing family violence and homelessness, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and other people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds).

PRESENTER: Catherine Boekel

Whereto Research | Partner

Catherine has more than 15 years’ experience working in health policy and behaviour change roles in government and as a research supplier.

She is passionate about research that helps policy makers understand the community and that gives the full diversity of the Australian community a respected voice in decision-making processes


Policy, evaluation and strategy - Mental health | Deloitte Australia

Policymaker and evaluator focused on improving the health and wellbeing of all Australians, particularly those with mental illness. Her experience includes strategic planning, evaluation and service design in not for profits, government and service delivery agencies. Particular area of interest is in community engagement, especially among communities experiencing disadvantage. Passionate about utilising lived experience in service design, delivery, policy and evaluation. Leading and contributing to high performance teams, where the aim is to achieve quality outcomes for the community, with a genuine commitment to the learning and development of her colleagues.

PRESENTER: Anne-Marie Gut

Wallis Market and Social Research | Account Director and Quality Assurance Manager

Anne-Marie has over 15 years of experience in quantitative market and social research, using telephone, online and multimode approaches. The majority of her career has focused on client experience research for government programmes, among people who are experiencing significant life changes such as transport accidents, workplace injury or illness, or falling into financial hardship.

Anne-Marie is passionate about quality research and respondent care.

Event information:

Event Format: Presentation | Seminar | Networking
Date: Tuesday 1st October 2019
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Tonic House - 386 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Event Cost :(inc.GST) $35.00 AMSRS Members
$35.00 Under 30's (click here to fill in form to get discount code)
$55.00 Non Members
QPR Points: 7.5
Inclusions: Finger food, 2 included drinks with a cash bar to purchase additional drinks

Event information

Date: 1st Oct 19

Start Time:

Tonic House, 386 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Member Price: $35.00 & Young Researchers

Non-member Price: AU $ 55

Your Price: AU $ 55.00


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Registrations Open: 1st May 19 12:00 AM