MASTER CLASS - BODY OF EVIDENCE

MAIN STAGE KEYNOTES

PARALLEL STREAM - A LIVING LIBRARY OF POSITIVE EDUCATION IN ACTION

PARALLEL STREAM - STRONGER, SAFER; BRIGHTER, BOLDER

PARALLEL STREAM - SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNINGCHOOLS

PARALLEL STREAM -WHOLE SCHOOL WELLBEING

PARALLEL STREAM - BUILDING HEALTHY SCHOOLSION

 

Young and Well CRC
Dr Michelle Blanchard and Emma Birrell

FROM CYBERSAFETY TO CYBERSAVVY

The Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre is an Australia-based, international research centre that unites young people with researchers, practitioners, innovators and policy-makers from 75+ partner organisations across the non-profit, academic, government and corporate sectors. The Young and Well CRC is established under the Australian Government¹s Cooperative Research Centres Program.

The purpose of the Young and Well CRC is to explore the role of technologies in young people¹s lives, and to determine how those technologies can be used to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 12 – 25

This presentation will focus on specific ideas and strategies to help teachers help their students be sage online by becoming cybersavvy.

About Michelle

Dr Michelle Blanchard is the Head of Projects and Partnerships at the Young and Well CRC and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne.

As Head of Projects and Partnerships at the Young and Well CRC Michelle’s role is to identify, develop and facilitate strategic partnerships to ensure that the Young and Well CRC’s research agenda is delivered in a way that maximises benefits for young people’s mental health and wellbeing. Michelle has been part of the Young and Well CRC team since its inception, project managing the bid to establish the Young and Well CRC in 2010.

Previously, Michelle was a Senior Research Officer at ReachOut.com by Inspire Foundation and worked in both state and local government on projects promoting social, civic and cultural participation for young people. She was also a co-director of a peer-led youth leadership program for three years.

Michelle is currently a member of the Youth Grants Advisory Panel for the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and is the current Program Manager for the Australian American Young Leadership Dialogue, which brings together young Australian and American leaders from government, enterprise, media, education and the community to engage one another in developing innovative solutions to challenges facing their nations.

Michelle holds a PhD in Youth Mental Health from the University of Melbourne, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree and a Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health and Welfare.

About Emma

Emma Birrell is the Research Officer at the Young and Well CRC. Emma holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree from Monash University, and has undertaken university study exchange programs in France and the UK.

Following an internship placement in 2010 in the office of then Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Community Services the Hon. Mary Wooldridge, MP, Emma’s interest for the mental health policy field quickly grew. This passion has most recently taken her to London, where she undertook an internship with cross-bench peer Professor Baroness Sheila Hollins, in the Houses of Parliament at Westminster.
Underpinning her enthusiasm is the desire to see young people more greatly engaged and empowered in regards to their mental health and wellbeing. With a strong politics background, Emma hopes to contribute innovative ideas to the Young and Well CRC’s research strategies and projects.
- See more at: http://www.youngandwellcrc.org.au/about/our-team/team/emma-birrell/#sthash.UbVTfppx.dpuf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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