Negotiating your wellbeing

Date & time
6–7.30pm Tuesday 9 August 2022

Phillipa Weeks Staff Library, ANU College of Law, Building 7, Room 7.4.1.

6 Fellows Road, Acton, ACT, 2601

Event series


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Temiloluwa Oladiji
Panel discussion

Part of the Mental Health Week series

Negotiating your wellbeing

Join us as we come together to discuss the topic of negotiating your wellbeing. Featuring a panel of experts and professionals who have worked in high-intensity fields, they will share their experiences of managing the challenges of work and study while looking after their mental health.

From negotiating your well-being with yourself while you study to negotiating your well-being with your workplace, this discussion will cover how to have the tough conversations to ensure that you are creating an environment and lifestyle for your mental health and wellbeing to thrive.

Light refreshments will be provided.


  • Professor Bruce Christensen »

    Professor Bruce Christensen

    Prof Bruce Christensen is the Director of the Research School of Psychology. He received his BA in psychology from the University of British Columbia and PhD in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University. He completed an internship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Rotman Research Institute, University of Toronto. He is a registered clinical psychologist and trained as a neuropsychologist and cognitive neuroscientist. His research focuses on the cognitive and neural mechanisms of ill-mental health. More recently he has become interested in the mechanisms of sound research supervision and the well-being of university students. He has served as the director of the RSP’s Clinical and Professional Psychology programs and, more recently, as the Associate Dean (Culture and Wellbeing) in the College of Health and Medicine. Over his 25-year career, he has lived in worked in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

  • Michelle Linmore »

    Michelle Linmore

    Michelle is a psychologist with more than 20 years of experience providing counselling, support groups and psychoeducation for individuals and couples.  She has worked in private practice, community agencies, universities and government settings and in each setting enjoys supporting clients to create changes they want in their lives.  Michelle has a particular interest in supporting positive connections and relationships, and has facilitated the ANU Counselling “Social connections”  group as well as the International Students Support Group which aim to reduce isolation and increase wellbeing.  Michelle is the Senior Counsellor at ANU Counselling -working to promote, support and enhance mental health and wellbeing within the ANU community. 

  • Professor Lorana Bartels »

    Professor Lorana Bartels

    Lorana Bartels (BA LLB LLM PhD GDLP GCTE) is a Professor of Criminology at the Australian National University, an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Canberra and University of Tasmania, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and a Life Member of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge. She was previously Head of the School of Law at the University of Canberra and has also worked at the Family Court of Australia, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions NSW, NSW Attorney-General’s Department, NSW Public Defenders and Australian Institute of Criminology. Her research interests include sentencing, corrections, and the treatment of women and Indigenous peoples in the criminal justice system and she has published four books and over 110 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

  • Professor Meredith Nash »

    Professor Meredith Nash

    Professor Meredith Nash is Associate Dean - Community in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at the Australian National University (ANU). She was formerly Senior Advisor – Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity at the Australian Antarctic Division and a cultural sociologist at the University of Tasmania. Meredith is an internationally recognised expert in intersectional leadership, lived experiences of historically excluded groups (e.g. women, people of colour, LGBTQIA+ folks) in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM), and building inclusive workplaces. Meredith is also an ICF accredited executive coach.

  • Associate Professor Anthony Hopkins »

    Associate Professor Anthony Hopkins

    Dr Anthony Hopkins is an Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law and Chair of the Reconciliation Action Plan Committee, having joined the ANU in 2015. In 2018, Anthony received a Vice-Chancellor's citation for outstanding contribution to student learning in recognition of his innovative teaching approaches designed to take students as close as possible to the coalface of legal practice. Anthony began his career as a criminal defence lawyer in Alice Springs at the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service. He practiced as criminal defence barrister from 2010 until 2021 when he was appointed as a Special Magistrate of the ACT Magistrates Court, where he works with Elders in the Galambany Circle Sentencing Court. 

    Anthony Hopkins is a long time meditator, mindfulness practitioner and student of MBSR and United Mindfulness. Anthony has also trained with Julianna Raye in the ‘Unified Mindfulness’ system established by Shinzen Young, American mindfulness teacher and neuroscience research consultant and author of ‘The Science of Enlightenment’.


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