The WA Chapter invites its members to the following event:

Enhancing student resilience: A key strategy in addressing university students’ mental health

Research indicates 60% of Australian students report clinical levels of stress with stress identified as the most critical factor impacting on students’ academic performance. Improving resilience is an important strategy in addressing growing concern over stress and mental health in Australian university students as meta-analyses have shown an association between resilience and mental health and between resilience and quality of life. Although resilience is a widely used concept, there is no consensus on what this means. This lack of shared understanding is limiting progress on enhancing student resilience in the higher education sector.

Informed by a large-scale national project on enhancing university student resilience, participants in this interactive workshop will be provided with a contemporary conceptualisation of resilience and an overview of the research on resilience interventions. Drawing on this knowledge, participants will develop a plan to enhance the resilience of students in the context of work-integrated learning.

Date: Wednesday 17th February 2021

Time: 9:15am – 12:00pm (9:00am registration)

Venue: Curtin University, Bentley Room 300.216

For further information about this event please contact:


Associate Professor Margo Brewer

Associate Professor Margo Brewer

Discipline Lead, Speech Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University


Margo has held a number of leadership roles at Curtin University including Clinical Coordinator of Curtin’s speech pathology program, Director of Practice and Interprofessional Education overseeing fieldwork for all courses across the health faculty, Director of Innovation and Scholarship of Learning and Teaching, and now Discipline Lead of speech pathology. Margo has been awarded several teaching excellence awards, including in 2012 the national (OLT) Teaching and Learning Award for Programs that Enhance Learning and first place in the Business Best Practice Competition at the World Business Capability Congress. Margo has led local and national grants totalling over $5 million, including an ATN grant Building graduate resilience for the disrupted future of the 21st century. She has published 25 peer reviewed journal papers and 5 book chapters. In recognition of her leadership and excellence in teaching, Margo was inducted as an inaugural Curtin Academy Fellow in 2014. Her key areas of interest are: workintegrated learning/fieldwork/clinical education, interdisciplinary and interprofessional education, academic leadership, employability and resilience.