Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne
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The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is a record of how we live. It shows researchers many things; for example, how economics affects our lives, or how choices made in the past lead to particular life outcomes. Above all, the survey enables researchers to see how Australia – and its population – have changed over time. The annual HILDA Statistical Report captures the essence of the Survey data, revealing selected research findings from the wealth of information collected since 2001. In this colloquium, Professor Roger Wilkins will highlight some of the key findings from this year’s report, released on 20 November. The presentation will consider what the HILDA Survey tells us about life in Australia prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what the report’s findings may mean for our post-COVID future. The emphasis will be on the findings that we might not have known but for the HILDA Survey.
The use of digital technology in mental healthcare has been endorsed by governments and professional associations as a cost-effective and accessible alternative or supplement to face-to-face support. The current pandemic has accelerated this enthusiasm amid the rush to digitalise health and social services.
Yet uncertainty remains about the social, ethical and legal implications of digital technologies, and particularly algorithmic and data-driven technologies, such as those described as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning.
Dr Piers Gooding will discuss his research on the law and politics of ‘digital mental health care’, including the remarkable under-involvement of people who use mental health services, and the potential for such technologies to change how we experience ourselves and the world.
This online event will commence at 1.00pm AEDT.
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