Conversation: Empowering the public with knowledge

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Join the Knowledge to Action Network as we learn, debate and discuss how, why and what ANU staff are doing to enable research impact.

This year we have a variety of speakers who will be sharing their experiences and their approaches to supporting and achieving research impact. The series seeks to provoke discussion and provide the opportunity to share our collective learnings.


Our third conversation for 2022 is with Professor Lyndall Strazdins from the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH) and will be hosted by Dr Ginny Sargent, from the ANU PHXchange.

Lyndall is currently leading a 12-month pilot ‘Engaged ANU” to trial a model for ANU research that would support more academics to develop creative, highly engaging research communications that excite and inspire.

Join us as we learn more about this new ANU initiative and the current call for pilot projects to engage with the public to share knowledge and research findings.


Professor Lyndall Strazdins’ career has had at its heart social change for justice and wellbeing, and she has partnered closely with policy makers, NGO’s and advocacy groups in many of her grants, papers and outputs. As Director of the Research School of Population Health she helped establish the PHXchange and considers this initiative one of her most important contributions to visibility and accessibility of ANU public health research. Lyndall is currently leading a 12-month ANU-wide pilot ‘Engaged ANU’.

Lyndall completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Lithography and Psychology) in 1985, a Clinical Masters (Psychology) in 1994, and a PhD (Psychology) in 2001. She has maintained a clinical practice since 1994, and held academic leadership roles since 2016 (and has two wonderful, grown up children).  She is world recognised as a leading thinker in work, family and health and in gender inequality, especially as it relates to time and work hours. Lyndall has authored or co-authored > 150 peer reviewed journal papers, commissioned reports, or discussion papers. She has been a lead or co-lead on competitive grants, consultancies and partnerships totalling $7.8M, awarded an ARC Future Fellowship in 2011 and the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie International Fellowship Seal of Excellence in 2017. Three of her papers have been ranked in the top published globally in the work and family field. Her current work centres on how time (and its lack) is a major contemporary determinant of health and social inequality.

Dr Ginny Sargent (host) is the Implementation Lead of the PHXchange (Population Health Exchange). This core project of NCEPH is embedding capabilities for engagement and research translation to achieve greater research impact. Ginny has extensive experience in population health research including: evaluation of government programs and policy; using co-production and other Implementation Science approaches.