School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Postgraduate Research Conference

2019 School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Postgraduate Research Conference

Wed 20 Nov 2019 8:30am3:30pm


The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), Building 80

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) at the University of Queensland (UQ) is hosting our annual Postgraduate Research Conference. 

We will showcase recent research undertaken by Higher Degree by Research and Honours students in four allied health disciplines: Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Speech Pathology. 

This year, the theme of the conference will be From Evidence to Practice which aims to explore the latest research and its impacts, with a focus on the translation and implementation of research evidence into clinical practice. Our program has been developed under an interdisciplinary model under the SHRS key research themes:

  • Communication
  • Paediatrics: Healthy Start to Life
  • Musculoskeletal: Movement in Health
  • Neurorehabilitation and Ageing
  • Professional Education
  • Telerehabilitation

With this evidence-based practice in mind, presenters will demonstrate their research through oral presentations and an infographic competition over morning tea and lunch. Keynote presentations will feature leading experts in knowledge translation, and attendees will have the opportunity to engage with keynote speakers through an open panel discussion.

The conference this year will also feature a new and exciting 30-sec Thesis Competition, which will challenge students to explain their research and why it matters in just 30-seconds!

There will be a number of prizes and awards for outstanding presentations!

Come and join us for this wonderful opportunity to gain advanced insights to health science innovation, and meet researchers from the various disciplines at SHRS over morning tea, lunch, and post-conference refreshments.

We look forward to seeing you on the 20th November 2019.

Registration, abstract and infographic submission

Registrations for the 2019 PGRC are currently open. Abstract submission closes on the 20th September 2019.

Register now.

Useful links for the ‘30-sec Thesis’ video

To see some examples of 30-sec Thesis videos, visit the links below:

Conference program

Conference program will be available closer to the date of the conference.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon refreshments will be provided.

Get in touch

To contact a member of the PGRC Committee, please email



PGRC Committee