The conference program is now finalised and all sessions will run online. Scroll down the page to view our impressive line-up of speakers and workshop presenters.

To view conference abstract booklet, please click on the link below:

Abstract Booklet Poster Presentations

Faculty of Health HDR Conference Program 2021

Conference Zoom Link:
9:00-9:15am Conference Welcome
Sara Dingle, Bhavisha Patel & Cherie Russell - Co-chairs DUHRS committee
Professor Trish Livingston - Associate Dean of Research
9:15-10:15am Keynote Speaker
“Connecting - yes, but how?”
Associate Professor Gery Karantzas
10:15-10:30amMorning Tea
10:30 - 11:30am Oral Presentations - Session One
Physical Activity The Ageing Population Non-Communicable Diseases Children & Adolescent Health
Session Chairs Kim Anastasiou Amy Licheni Jake Mazur Elizabeth Doery
10:30am Brittany Swelam Bec Johnson Nazgol Karimi Addy Dunkley-Smith
10:40am Sophia Sui Tara Johnson Sarah Tighe Elise Rivera
10:50am Reza Daryabeygi Kayla Corney Tulika Basak Sumudu Mallawaarachchi
11:00am Nathan Nuzum Guncag Ozavci Bonnie Beasant Jiani Ma
11:30-11:40am10 Minute Break
11:40am-12:40pm Oral Presentations - Session Two
Bone & Muscle HealthNutrition Brain Function & Mental Health Clinical & Social Factors
Session Chairs Tan Nguyen Sarah Dickie Gabriella King Ishani Majmudar
11:40am Behnaz Azimi Manavi Barbara Alencar Brayner Anna Jackson Sarah Marko
11:50am Matthew Thackeray Sara Ebrahimi Claire Young Inimfon Essiet
12:00pm Kara Anderson Sara Campolonghi Izel Mellisa Eraslan Jacqui Edwards
12:10pm Monica Tembo Mamatha Philip Catherine Emerson Stephanie Sprogis
12:40-1:40pmLunch & Poster Viewing
1:40-2:40pm Workshops - Session One
Social Media & Research Dissemination
 Zoom ID: 997 8209 4109
Dr. Katherine Livingstone
Teaching & Education
Zoom ID: 928 7761 1333 
Prof. Judy Currey &
Mr. Josh Allen 
 Zoom ID: 928 1716 4979
A/Prof. Julia Pitcher
 Zoom ID: 986 9763 8800
Ms. Brooke Cotton
2:40-2:45pm5 Minute Break
2:45-3:45pm Workshops - Session Two
Careers Outside Academia
Zoom ID: 955 1562 6668
Prof. Dineli Mather
Open Science & Global Collaboration
Zoom ID: 949 9778 7006 
Dr. Mathew Ling
Grant Writing
 Zoom ID: 928 9487 2562
A/Prof. Sean McGee

3:45-4:45pm Conference Entertainment
Adam Axford - Live Online 
A fully interactive journey through mind, time and adventure. Packed with visual illusions, psychological experiments and mind-blowing moments, Adam encourages group participation and collective input empowering the audience in a personable, friendly manner
4:45-5:00pm Awards & Concluding Remarks
Sara Dingle, Bhavisha Patel & Cherie Russell - Co-chairs DUHRS committee

The conference will commence at 9 am sharp and conclude at 5:00 pm. The program includes three timetabled sessions:

  • The first session includes an opening welcome from the Associate Dean of Research, Professor Trish Livingston, followed by a presentation by the conference keynote speaker, Associate Professor Gery Karantzas, who will introduce the main focus of the conference “Connecting - yes, but how?”.
  • The second session includes oral presentations from Faculty of Health HDR students. Each presentation will be judged and prizes are awarded to the best oral and poster presentations.
  • The third session includes interactive workshops run by prominent academics from the Faculty of Health at Deakin University.
  • The Conference will conclude with a fun and interactive presentation by Adam Axford who will entertain you with visual illusions, psychological experiments, and mind-blowing magic tricks.

Conference attendees are also invited to submit abstracts for poster presentations, which will be viewed online.  

The DUHRS committee is currently in the process of finalising the abstract booklet. Be sure to check back here for more details about the conference presentations!

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