2019 Researchers' Day

The 8th annual Researchers’ Day was held on Friday 23rd August at the Sofitel Broadbeach on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

In the morning attendees had the opportunity to hear from Dr Hazel Jenkins, Professor Michelle Sterling and a panel comprising Professor Dave Newell, Professor Stephen Perle, Dr Bobby Maybee, Dr Matthew Bulman, Dr Julie Kendall and Dr Amber Beynon.

Dr Jenkins, who is a lecturer in Radiology in the Department of Chiropractic at Macquarie University, talked about juggling the work-life balance and the insights she gained while completing her PhD. Professor Sterling, who wears a number of hats including being Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Road Traffic Injury Recovery at the University of Queensland, talked about her experiences as a researcher including the positives and negatives of having a career in research.

The afternoon was given over to a mix of podium and poster research presentations the result of a excellent response to a Call for Papers. These presentations drew a large audience who had the opportunity to hear eight  podium presentations and view more than 20 posters. Prizes were awarded in a number of categories with the winners being:

  • Best Podium Presentation: Dr Katie de Luca
  • 2nd Place Podium Presentation: Dr Amber Beynon
  • 3rd Place Podium Presentation: Dr Hazel Jenkins
  • Best Poster Presentation: Dr Amber Beynon
  • People’s Choice Poster Presentation: Dr Natalie Clohessy
  • Best Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation: Murdoch University students P. Kim, A. Bridge, J. Jessop, S. Saunders, D. Williams and their supervisor Dr Jeff Cooley.

A copy of the 2019 Researchers’ Day program is available here: CA Researchers’ Day Program