AIEMCA google group

To all AIEMCA peoples,

Thanks to Sarah White at Macquarie, we now have an AIEMCA mail group. We are using the Google Group for communications.

Please email, or if you wish to become a member of the group. Currently, membership in AIEMCA is free, so sign up now.

We will disseminate all information about the AIEMCA conference (projected for November in Melbourne at this stage), and for the upcoming AIEMCA transcript session (still to be arranged with the different stakeholders).

Welcome to a new year of AIEMCA
Hopefully, with this new group, we can disseminate information more clearly to all stakeholders across AUS, NZ and Australasia.


CARM Macquarie Uni Workshop

Sarah White organised a great workshop. The rooms were fantastic, the catering was great (even those lemon tarts, if you managed to get one), the computer access was well organised. It went off without a hitch. Thank you Sarah.

Rein delivered a well polished presentation, discussing the CARM project, and the differences between it and CA analysis. As we were all well versed in CA practices, we had a lot of questions, but Rein managed to respond to all of them. It was a concise training workshop, focused on the potential for other analysts to become CARM affiliates and to start working in industry doing CARM workshops themselves. I am convinced that the way they produce their powerpoints makes CA more approachable for the non-specialised audiences, and the “takehome” trainables can be designed for the audiences.

I was expecting a lot of discussion about CA, CA findings and other CA related analysis. I was pleasantly surprised when that was never an issue. It was simply assumed that the CA project was well known to the participants (as it clearly was), and the workshop focused more on how to disseminate findings.

My big take home was the self-reflection. For any consultant, they need to self-reflect on what parts of their findings are relevant to each audience. Although we found something about the progressivity of talk vis-a-vis a client’s desires/project, it might not be the case that it would be a takehome message for a client. Rather, it might be that the client is better served by looking at the use of self-naming (or some other finding). That is, in order to present findings, the clients needs ought to be reflected on. I think this also goes for producing writing for journals. Is this the journal that this finding is interesting for, or should I tell them about the call-beginnings?

Overall, I really enjoyed the workshop. I especially enjoyed being in a group of people who can jargon at each other, and reciprocate accordingly. Also, I really liked the dinner, breaks, general chats, and especially the setting up of the AIEMCA mailing group.

If you want to become part of the AIEMCA mailing group, please contact:


Thanks again everyone who attended.
It was a great few days.

And for Sascha, I’m on my way home-see you soon.

CARM workshop with Dr. Rein Sikveland

This workshop is great.

Some of the main movers and shakers in CA in Australia and New Zealand are here. Both Ann Wetherall and Johanna Rendle-Short are here. The conversations are engaging. The shared understandings among the participants is great. I really like it.

I’ll take some photos and upload them later.

Get along if you’re in Sydney


Update from Dr. Sikveland re CARM workshop


Just an update from Dr Sikveland about the data:

If participants would like to work on their own data on Day 3, this can be either video or audio data, but they should have a transcript of the data available already. They could for example bring data they plan to include in future (CARM) workshops. Short clips/extracts is best.
There’s no pressure to bring own data – there’s more than enough stuff to fiddle with in the material I bring, also on Day 3. The focus of the workshop is to learn the principles of developing CARM workshops, and then work on own stuff if there’s time.

Sorry for the confusion!

See you Monday.
care of: Sarah White
I can’t wait.
see you there
Nathaniel Mitchell

CARM workshop at Macquarie

Dear workshop participants,
Thank you for registering for the CARM workshop. The following is some information to assist with your preparation for next week.
Access and parking
Please find attached a map of Macquarie University. The first day is in F10A (across from the hospital) and the second two days are in E4B (nearer to the station). I have been told that parking in normal spots (marked in white; not marked as reserved) will be free as it’s mid-session break. This does not include the hospital or clinical parking, just the university car parks (F5A and F5B are your best bets).
Attached is a programme for the three days.
The first day will run from 9:30am to 4:30pm, with breaks planned for 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.
The second day will run from 9:30am to 4:30pm, with breaks planned for 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.
The third day will run from 9:30am to 12:30pm, with breaks planned for 10:45am and 12:30pm (with lunch at the end).
Requirements – days two and three
For those participating in the full three days, please bring your own data to work with on a USB (please let me know if you don’t have any), plus some headphones to use. We will be in a computer lab for these two days working on PCs, but if you want to bring a PC laptop, you are more than welcome. We are discouraging using Macs for the training just because it will slow the training down. There will be info provided on how to do this on a Mac after the workshop, so if you’re a Mac user (like me), don’t panic!
Dinner – day two
For those who have replied, we have booked at a local Mediterranean restaurant which is a 20 minute walk from where we will be on campus. I will be driving there, so if people need a lift, let me know. I am also trying to arrange the campus shuttle to get us there. I have booked us in for 6:30pm with a Set Menu (#2) ( and confirmed that vegetarians will also have an option with this. Please bring cash on the night to make it easier to manage at the end. The restaurant is also BYO if you wish.
Please let me know if you have any further queries.
Kind regards
Sarah J White, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Professional Practice

Faculty Of Medicine and Health Sciences  |   Ground Level, F10A Building
2 Technology Place
Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia

T: +61 2 9812 2934 F: +61 2 9812 3600