The annual ACAP Conference was held on the Melbourne campus last Monday. More than 100 professionals, academics and students from diverse backgrounds in areas of social and health sciences came together to exchange research relating to the theme of Innovation in a Changing World. A few topics explored included the connection between nature and mental well-being, as well as the impact of technological developments in artificial intelligence as a threat to the employment of health professionals.
During her opening address to the conference, Professor Jacquelyn Cranney explained how psychological literacy could be used as key outcomes in courses to encourage student success. Her presentation included practical approaches on how to optimise the curriculum environment to support student learning and provided insights of opportunities to help students build their self-management capability.
Key speaker Professor Lindsay G. Oades, who is the Director of the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne, also provided intriguing insight into well-being and positive psychology.
Details of the 2020 ACAP Conference, which will be held in Sydney, will be announced later in the year.