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The FOWI Academy

Is an informal program of learning, designed for Early Career Researchers (ECRs)

within the domains of Management, Organisational Psychology and Organisational Behaviour.​ Although people from other disciplines and all career stages are welcome to join at any stage!

FOWI Seminar Series

The series provides:

  1. opportunities for non-FOWI members to engage with FOWI activities

  2. professional development for FOWI academics, professional staff and students

  3. opportunities for other academics (outside of FOWI) to promote their research interests to FOWI to stimulate collaboration

Upcoming FOWI Academy sessions:
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Upcoming FOWI Seminar Series:
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What is the Academy about?

The Academy offers a development on a range of topics, including:


How to craft your academic career.


How to 'speak to' industry and governments to attract demand-driven research investment.


The latest research methods in the field, and how to use them.

What is the FOWI Seminar Series about?
  • Curtin Research Seminar: Presentations from members of the School of Management (or from faculty from other Schools in Curtin)

  • Academic Visitors’ Research Seminar: Presentations from academic visitors

  • Visitors’ Seminar: Presentations from people we invite who are not necessarily academics

  • Professional Development or Research Methods Workshops: Workshops for academics and PhD students to develop research methods skills. (2 hours)

  • Professional Practice Development Workshops: Workshops for academics, professional staff, PhD students to develop skills in research translation, impact, and engagement (2 hours)

  • Other suggestions for activity formats are always welcome!!

  • Establishing Open Science practices at FOWI

  • Understanding resilience at individual and team level

  • Who can attend the FOWI Academy and FOWI Practice Academy sessions?
    Any staff or student at Curtin University is welcome to attend any FOWI Academy and FOWI Practice Academy session they like. Please bear in mind that the Academy was created to meet the needs of early career researchers (i.e., HDR students and junior academics) within the disciplines of Management, Organisational Behaviour, and Organisational Psychology. This may mean that some of the content or examples may not be relevant to people from other disciplines. We do not wish to discourage people from attending, but just want to be careful to manage expectations
  • When are the FOWI Academy sessions scheduled?
    Please refer to the schedule above, and available on the Future of Work Institute website. Occasionally, the FOWI Academy may host an ‘extraordinary’ session if, for example, a visiting academic or practitioner is available and willing to deliver a workshop.
  • Where are the FOWI Academy sessions delivered?
    The sessions will be held on the 2nd floor of 78 Murray Street, Perth, depending on lecture room availability. We will try to notify you of any venue changes, and signs will be posted on the day.
  • What types of sessions are there?
    The FOWI Academy and FOWI Practice Academy programs were constructed after asking ECRs from the Future of Work Institute to tell us what they would like to learn about. The four themes that were identified were: contemporary research methods, life/career as an academic, how to engage with industry, and how to ensure research has an impact. Most workshop sessions will focus on topics within these four themes. Workshop presenters will generally be asked to limit their sessions to 2 hours, and to try to make the ses-sions interactive where possible. Supplemental FOWI Academy and FOWI Practice Academy events will take on different forms (e.g., journal club, round tables).
  • Do I need to enrol in a session before attending?
    Please contact Diane Garnham to register for a session (
  • I am not available on Thursday afternoons! Will the sessions be recorded?
    Our goal is to video record all sessions and upload them to Office 365 and grant access to anyone who requests it. However, please bear in mind that the video recording technology we have access to is limited, and so we cannot guarantee that the presenters will be standing in the field of vision, or that the audio will be detected/recorded. Some of the sessions will include interactive components, and these activities will not translate well to video.
  • Do I need to do any preparation for the sessions?
    In some cases, you will be asked to prepare something before you attend the session. This preparation might involve installing software (e.g., R Studio), reading an article, or jotting down some ideas that would connect the topic of the session to your own research interests. Presenters will be asked to make clear whether there is any homework or preparation. Please bear in mind that most presenters are participating in the FOWI Academy and FOWI Practice Academy on a voluntary basis, so please respect their requests to complete the preparation activities. If you have not completed the preparation, the presenter will not be willing nor able to wait for you to catch up!
  • I am available on Thursday afternoons but can’t easily get to 78 Murray Street! Will the sessions be livestreamed?
    Between 2020-2022, we ran several sessions in a hybrid format with mixed success. Our suggestion is to attend face to face, as the sessions will be designed with the live audience in mind. Nonetheless, we will continue to run a live stream using WebEx, and you are welcome to participate in that, but we cannot guarantee an equivalent experience.
  • I would like to run a session of my own for the FOWI Academy – what do I do?
    Please contact the FOWI Academy program committee (currently Micah Wilson (, Lucinda Isles (, and Patrick Dunlop, with details on what you like to present on and when you are available. The FOWI Practice Academy program is organised by Karina Jorritsma ( and Belinda Cham ( Please bear in mind that the sessions are planned many months in advance, so it may not be possible to accommodate your request.
  • What can I do if I’d like to run a FOWI Seminar session or invite somebody to run a session?
    If you would like to run a session or suggest a session (e.g., if you have a visitor), please get in touch with the FOWI Series Coordinators (see below), who will arrange a date. The sooner you approach the Coordinator, the more likely your time slot will be available.

Contact Us

FOWI Academy Organising Commitee

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Dr Micah Wilson

T: +61 8 9266 4920

FOWI Practice Academy Organising Commitee

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Dr Belinda Cham

T: +61 8 9266 3792

For general enquires and FOWI Seminar Series

Diane Garnham

T: +61 8 9266 5451

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Professor Patrick Dunlop

T: +61 8 9266 4824

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Professor Karina Jorritsma

T: +61 8 9266 4666

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Lucinda Isles

T: +61 8 9266 4665

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