The 2016 University Research Conference is an annual event that showcases the excellent research happenings at USC. The theme for this year is LOCAL RESEARCH GLOBAL IMPACT.
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Monday 11 July
A special University Research Conference 2016 HDR Day by students, for students with HDR presentations, networking and HDR Graduates panel discussion and workshop.
|Welcome by Timothy Neville
Introduction by Professor Roland De Marco, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) and Dr Colin Solomon, Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)
|9.15–10am||Icebreaker / Networking event|
|10.15am–12.45pm||HDR Presentations –Interested HDRs are asked to present for 12 min + questions on a topic relating to their candidature. The theme of the presentation will be “The most thought provoking part of my candidature has been…”. The aim of the session to be reflective (not critical) of the challenges HDRs navigate through the course of their candidature and to generate discussion and awareness throughout the HDR cohort.|
|1.15–2.15pm||‘Experiences of HDR Graduates’ panel - panel of recent HDR graduates/current ECR’s sharing their experiences at Universities around Australia
|2.30–4.30pm||Workshop – Career Crafting - Identifying Skills and Opportunities|
Tuesday 12 July
Keynote Address by Professor Sharon Naismith, University of Sydney
Presentation: Promoting healthy brain ageing: early detection and intervention of key modifiable risk factors
|11am–12.20pm||Presentations — Research concentrations - Genecology; Cluster for Health Improvement; Nursing and Midwifery Cluster; Sustainability
|12.20–1pm||Networking Lunch and Poster Presentatations|
|1–2.40pm||Presentations — Research concentrations - Inflame; Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems; Forest Industries Research Centre;
Centre for Animal Health Innovation; Arts in Research Creative Humanities (ARCH)
|2.40 - 2.50pm||Afternoon Tea|
|2.50 - 3.30pm||Presentations - Research concentrations - Tropical Forests and People Research Centre; Engage Research Cluster|
|6–7.30pm||Public Seminar — “Cybercrime and you – when bad things happen to your good name" Dr David Lacey, USC Senior Research Fellow
Please RSVP for this seminar
Wednesday 13 July
|9–10.30am||Building and Sustaining Industry Partnerships leading to funding – Panel Discussion
Panel includes -
Dr David Lacey, USC Senior Research Fellow and Manager, IDCARE
Associate Professor David Lee, Plant Genetics, Forest Industries Research Centre
Dr Steven Ogbourne, USC Senior Research Fellow, Genecology Research Centre
External Panel Members
Mr Frank Peppard, Chairman Insurance Box Holdings Pty Ltd
Mr Brian Farmer, Chief Executive Officer, HQ Plantations Pty Ltd
Mr Bill Haddrill, Manager, Environment and Sustainability Policy Sunshine Coast Council
|11am–12.00pm||Research Presentations - Presentations on Best Research Papers
Associate Professor David Schoeman, Professor Marianne Wallis; Associate Professor Chris Askew; Dr Dixie Statham; Professor Thomas Schlacher; Dr Gemma Read; Professor Peter Timms
|12.00–12.30pm||Guest Presentation - Dr Robert Scott, Associate Professor, Sustainable Resource Management, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, Canada
Presentation - Bonne Bay Marine Station, Memorial University's public engagement jewel
|12.30 - 1.30pm||Lunchtime Innovation Challenge|
|1.30–2pm||Guest Presentation - Professor Greg Hill, Vice-Chancellor and President
Presentation - Academic Development at Moreton Bay and Research Opportunities
|2–2.30pm||Research Pitch from Lunchtime Innovation Challenge|
|3–5pm||Workshop — Writing Papers and getting them published: how to persuade editors to say yes: Professor Richard Burns|
|5.30 - 7.00pm||Public Seminar — Sunshine Coast to Rio De Janeiro: The Pathway for High Performance Sport — Panel discussion from our leading researchers
Please RSVP for this seminar
Thursday 14 July
|9–10am||Keynote Presentation — Associate Professor Anna Johnston, University of Queensland
Presentation: The Laboratory of Modernity: Pitching HASS Research
|11.15–11.45am||A ‘Minute to Win It’ Competition|
|12noon–12.15pm||Presentation of Awards|
|1–5pm||Workshop – Can you draft your grant application in four hours? Grant Whisperer|
This year we are privileged to have Professor Sharon Naismith, NHMRC Career Development Fellow, Charles Perkins Centre, School of Psychology and the Brian and Mind Centre, University of Sydney and Associate Professor Anna Johnston, Associate Professor, Institute of Advances Studies in the Humanities and Associate Professor in English Literature, School of Communications and Arts, University of Queensland as our keynote speakers. Professor Greg Hill, our Vice-Chancellor and President will also be giving a special presentation on Academic Development at Moreton Bay and Research Opportunities. Dr Robert Scott, Associate Professor in Sustainable Resource Management, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, Canada will be providing an overview of the Bonne Bay Marine Station, Memorial University's public engagement jewel.
Public Research Seminars
Dr David Lacey, USC Senior Research Fellow will present a research seminar entitled “Cybercrime and you - when bad things happen to your good name"
A multi-disciplinary public research seminar entitled “Sunshine Coast to Rio De Janeiro: The Pathway for High Performance Sport” will bring together outstanding researchers in the areas of Sports Psychology, Injury Prevention, Sports Recovery, Human Factors, Sport Nutrition and Technology.
Please RSVP for these seminars.
Writing papers and getting them published: how to persuade editors to say yes: Professor Richard Burns, Professor of Academic Communication.
Grant Camp: Can you draft your grant application in four hours? Absolutely you can, if you focus on writing and ignore everything else. Through a series of half-hour writing sprints, Jonathan O'Donnell, Research Whisperer, RMIT University will guide you through the key parts of your research funding application. Together, you will bash out a very rough draft of the application.
Lunchtime Innovation Challenge
Teams will compete to generate the most innovative research idea to investigate a complex problem with global implications. The only catch is the idea must be inspired by a random object assigned to their team on the day. Judging will be based on the extent to which the idea demonstrates ‘out of the box’ thinking, the incorporation of the random object, how the research will be translated to have real-world impact, and to what extent it is communicated to the audience in an engaging manner.
Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition and A Minute to Win It Competition
Short, sharp presentations will keep the audience entertained. Enter to win A$1,000 prize money.
Submissions are currently being accepted.
Promoting healthy brain ageing: early identification and intervention of key modifiable risk factors