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Graduate Research Conference 2018

Friday 30 November
Clayton campus

About

The annual graduate research conference brings together the academic research community, in celebration of research excellence at Monash. The first conference was held in 2017.

At this year's conference, we explore the theme of research impact. You have the opportunity to hear from experts and gain insights into current research trends and strategies to make the greatest impact. The one-day program will include a keynote address, expert panels, workshops, a research support expo, and a networking session.

Program and keynote

Keynote

Dr Cathy Foley
Chief Scientist, CSIRO

How can you make the greatest impact with your research? Hear from Dr Cathy Foley as she shares about the importance of stakeholder engagement on research impact, strategies and practices, as well as positioning yourself as a research leader to achieve impact, at this keynote address.

Dr Cathy Foley is a world-renowned physicist and researcher. Her research interests are in superconducting electronics and their application, and her work has contributed to unearthing over $6 billion in minerals worldwide. She chairs and holds membership in several committees, boards, scientific societies, as well as advisory boards to the government. She has received multiple awards, including Woman of the Year, in 2013. Her work engaging with Australian researchers translates research for economic prosperity in manufacturing, contributing to Australia's global competitiveness. As the newly appointed Chief Scientist at CSIRO, she will champion research, its impact and contribution to the world.

Program

8:15 - 9:30 am Registration (breakfast treat and coffee vouchers for first 100 to arrive)
9:30 - 10:30 am Keynote
10:45 - 11:25 am Morning tea and Research support expo
11:35 am - 12:50 pm Workshop sessions (choice of three)
1:00 - 2:15 pm Lunch and Research support expo
2:30 - 3:45 pm Workshop sessions (choice of three)
4:00 - 5:30 pm Industry impact showcase and networking  

We will be running competitions and giveaways throughout the day, where you have the opportunity to win iPads and movie passes!

Expo and Showcase

  • Research support expo

    10:45 - 11:25 am
    1:00 – 2:15pm

    Exhibitors:
    • Australia Postgraduate Research Intern (APRI)
    • Centre for Undergraduate Research and Excellence (CURIE)
    • English Connect
    • International Student Engagement
    • Library
    • Monash Postgraduate Association
    • myResearch (Pure)
    • Research Professional
    • Research Platforms
    • The Generator

    There will be a profile photo-taking session during the expo. Make sure you come dressed appropriately in business casual if you would like your photo taken.

  • Industry impact showcase

    4:00 – 5:30pm

    Speakers will briefly share their knowledge and experience about approaching and partnering with industry. There will also be plenty of opportunity to network with others and exchange ideas.

    Speakers:

    Dr Rowan Brookes,
    Program Director, Enterprise Education

    Professor Cordelia Selomulya,
    Director, Food and Dairy Graduate Research Industry Partnership

    Dr Robbie Napper
    Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Art, Design, and Architecture

Workshop sessions

    • Making an impact in health

      11:35am – 12:50pm

      Your research should have impact, but what does this mean and how do you go about making an impact? This session features a panel who will discuss how to engage with and make an impact in the area of health. The panel will share the strategies they’ve used to engage key stakeholders and the principles, practices, and skillsets that have enabled them to successfully make an impact in this area.

      Presenters:

      Professor Belinda Gabbe,
      Head of Pre-Hospital, Emergency and Trauma Research Unit

      Professor Jane Fisher,
      Director, Global and Women’s Health Research Unit

      Professor Stuart Hooper,
      Head, The Ritchie Centre

    • Making an impact in technology

      11:35am – 12:50pm

      Your research should have impact, but what does this mean and how do you go about making an impact? This session features a panel who will discuss how to engage with and make an impact in the area of technology. The panel will share the strategies they’ve used to engage key stakeholders and the principles, practices, and skillsets that have enabled them to successfully make an impact in this area.

      Presenters:

      Dr Grenville Armitage,
      Engineering Manager, Transport Protocol R&D group,
      Netflix

      Professor Jon Whittle,
      Dean, Faculty of Information Technology

      Professor Elizabeth Croft,
      Dean, Faculty of Engineering

    • Making an impact on society and social cohesion

      11:35am – 12:50pm

      Your research should have impact, but what does this mean and how do you go about making an impact? This session features a panel who will discuss how to engage with and make an impact in the area of society and social cohesion. The panel will share the strategies they’ve used to engage key stakeholders and the principles, practices, and skillsets that have enabled them to successfully make an impact in this area.

      Presenters:

      Dr Christine Nixon,
      Chair, Monash College Board

      Professor Andrew Markus,
      Director, Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation

      Professor Jude McCulloch,
      Director, Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre

    • Your research matters - Communicating your research value

      2:30 – 3:45pm

      Do you struggle to communicate your research value? Most research have more relevance and value than people communicate. This session will use the Geri® capability framework to make sense of communication in the context of engagement beyond the academy and share with you leading practice insights, frameworks, and worthwhile habits for communicating with impact.

      Presenter:

      Dr Gary Veale,
      Founder, Geri and The Nature Of

    • Engaging with government for research impact

      2:30 - 3:45pm

      Your research can have an impact on policy and practices. Key to this is engaging with government. This session features a panel who will discuss best practice in approaching and engaging with government. The panel members will share strategies and examples of how research has been used and implemented to change policy and practice.

      Presenters:

      Dr Rod Glover,
      Deputy Director (Enterprise), MSDI

      Professor Judith Charlton,
      Director, MUARC

      Professor Graham Currie,
      Director, Public Transport Research

    • Mastering research translation for impact

      2:30 – 3:45pm

      Research translation is about getting the right information, to the right people, at the right time, and in a way they can use. This session will explore the terminology, definitions, and history of research translation, the models and frameworks for translation and why it is a key pathway to research impact.

      Presenter:

      Dr Tamika Heiden,
      Founder and Principal, Knowledge Translation Australia

    Registrations

    This conference is open to graduate research students, early-career researchers, academics and supervisors.

    Attendance at this conference will be credited towards:

    • Monash Doctoral Program
    • Supervisor professional development

    Registrations are now closed

    Frequently asked questions

    What happens after I register?


    After registering, you'll receive a confirmation email which includes your unique QR code and instructions to download the conference app. You can access your program, bios of each presenter, and venue and competition information through the app. You'll also receive notifications and be able to  submit questions through the app on the day.

    How do I view my program or change the session I registered for?


    You can view your personalised program in My Program through the app, which will be available a few days before the conference. To change the sessions you registered for, please go to the Profile settings icon in the app and select Account settings. Change your preferences by selecting the appropriate field, please also remember to scroll down and select Save.

    What do I do if the session I want to attend is full?


    If the session you would like to attend is full, please register for your second preference. You can seek assistance from our Information desk on the day of the conference to see if any places have become available, and make a swap.

    I entered my ID number incorrectly, how do I change it?


    Please let us know at mgro-development@monash.edu, and we can manually change this for you.

    Where is my next session located?


    Check the location of your sessions through the Program icon in the app. Full venue details are also available through the Venue Map icon in the app, and on our program handout.

    How do I enter the competitions?


    To enter the short-answer competition, click on the Competition icon in your app and then select the category that applies to you (as a student, early-career researcher, or supervisor). This competition is open two days before the conference.

    One winner will be selected from each category to win an iPad mini. We will announce the winner at the end of the day, at the Industry Showcase and Networking session. If you are unable to collect your prize at this time, we will contact you to arrange collection at a later date.

    There will be other prizes and giveaways you can participate in on the day.

    I don't want to use the app. Can I still participate in the conference?


    Yes you can. Please print out your QR code which was sent to you in your confirmation email, and bring this with you on the day. If you have forgotten which sessions you've registered for, please check in with staff on the day.

    I don't have my QR code with me now. How will I get my accreditation hours?


    You will have received your QR code in your confirmation email, after registering. Please check your email and print it out, if you prefer hardcopy. You need your QR code scanned to have your accreditation hours recorded.

    My app is not working, what do I do?


    From the main page in the app, click on the cog icon on the top-right corner of the screen and select Refresh content. If your app is still not working, please email us at mgro-development@monash.edu or ask staff for help on the day.