MSHS Graduate Research Colloquium Wrap Up
Research Colloquium was held on Thursday 27 October at The Spot, the first time the event has been held in person since 2019. Over 120 members of the MSHS community including graduate researchers, their supervisors, academics, Head of School Professor Bruce Thompson, Dean of MDHS Professor Jane Gunn, and esteemed clinical partners of the University including Professor Jason Payne (Chief Executive Health Services, Mercy Health) and Professor Sue Matthews, (CEO, Royal Women’s Hospital) gathered together to celebrate the successes and research outputs of the MSHS graduate researchers over the last year.
Alongside the breadth of impactful research being produced by the graduate researchers, highlights of the day included an insightful keynote address from Dr Linda Mellors (CEO of Regis Aged Care); an important and timely panel discussion on consumer involvement in research chaired by A/Prof Kimberley Haines (MDHS, Department of Critical Care) involving Dr Kath Sellick (MSHS, Department of Social Work) and Mr George Kiossoglou (Consumer representative, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute); and the post-Colloquium social networking event held at Naughton’s Hotel.
Congratulations to all those who presented at the Colloquium, particularly to the six students whose abstracts were shortlisted to the ‘Prize Session’: Louise Grant (Nursing), Miya St John (Audiology and Speech Pathology [ASP]), Brianna Afiat (Optometry and Vision Sciences [OVS]), Claire Hackett (Physiotherapy), Alisha Da Silva (Physiotherapy) and Rachel Blance-Palmer (Social Work). Congratulations to the prize winners on the day as judged by an academic panel: Ching Yi Wu (OVS), Erin West (ASP), Sarah Horton (ASP), Brianna Afiat (OVS); and the People’s Choice prize winners as judged by the audience: Anna van Koeverden (OVS), Free Coulston (Physiotherapy) and Katie Tran (OVS).
A very big thank you and congratulations on organising such a successful event to the graduate researcher co-chairs Nicole Pope (Nursing) and Georgina Whish-Wilson (Physiotherapy), Dominic Truong (Physiotherapy) for our fantastic wrap up video, and the other graduate researchers in the colloquium organising committee: Sarah Binks (Social Work), Meredith Heily (Nursing), Elizabeth Hibbert (Physiotherapy), Alisha Da Silva (Physiotherapy), Jessica Payne (Audiology), Lottie Morrison (Speech Pathology), Pooja Nandagopal (Optometry) and Van Nguyen (Social Work).