2017 School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Postgraduate Research Conference

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Postgraduate Research Conference event will allow attendees to gain some insight into the research undertaken by postgraduate students within the school.

The theme for the Conference is Building Bridges Within and Beyond Academia’. It is with this collaborative spirit in mind that presenters from Allied Health professions have been selected to showcase their projects.

The keynote speeches and panel discussions will address how, within the research domain, we can bridge gaps between disciplines, countries and professional frameworks. The conversation will also extend beyond research, to address the ever-important translation of research findings into clinical practice and public awareness.

As a new and exciting addition to this year’s conference agenda, the main presentation sessions will be followed by a networking event, in which attendees and presenters can connect with one another over wine and canapes. (Note that places for this are limited, so secure your place as early as you can).



The SHRS Postgraduate Research Conference will feature presentations on the following research disciplines:

This year’s presentations will address the following research themes:

  • Neuroscience and Rehabilitation
  • Healthy Start to Life
  • Ageing
  • Participation and Disability
  • Professional Education and Practice
  • Telerehabilitation

This year we will be having a keynote speaker panel discussion addressing the theme of this year’s conference ‘Building Bridges Within and Beyond Academia’. The panel will consist of representatives from each predominant discipline (Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, and Audiology). Keep an eye out for the keynote speaker profiles, to be released in the coming weeks.

Registration for the conference is free and includes morning tea, lunch, and afternoon refreshments. If you would like to attend the conference, please follow the link below to register. Everyone is welcome to attend the conference. 



RHD and Honours students are invited to present at the conference. Presenting at the Postgraduate Research Conference affords you with:

  • A great way to meet candidature milestones
  • An opportunity to share your research within a supportive and collegial environment
  • A chance to develop skills required to communicate research ideas and findings to a diverse audience
  • A platform to showcase your quality research
  • The opportunity to practice and refine your oral presentation skills
  • A certificate for presenting at the conference and a chance to WIN PRIZES

If you would like to present your research at this year’s conference please follow click below. 


Note: The topic that you submit in the EOI form is not final and can be altered at a later date. You are free to change or withdraw at any time. The information mainly assists with planning for the committee team.  

Stay tuned!

  • Salma Charania
  • Alana Hutchison
  • Nafiseh Khalaj
  • Nicola Bell
  • Marie-Pier McSween
  • Katelyn Melvin
  • Nathalia Cordeiro da Costa
  • Deokhoon Jun
  • Riaz Uddin
  • Victoria Jones

Program and Dates

Date: Wednesday, 22 November

Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm (followed by networking event and poster presentations at 5pm)

Venue: Physiology lecture theatres (Building 63)

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. 

Click here to download the program.







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