The RSPH student conference is an annual event. It started in 2014. This year the conference is held on 19th October at the Finkle Theatre, John Curtin Medical School.
The conference will showcase ongoing and completed research conducted by students in the fields of epidemiology, population health, mental health, aging, health economics and primary care.
The conference aims to promote collaboration and communication across the diverse fields within the Research School, and to foster a supportive student network.
Attendees include students and staff from across the Research School and the wider ANU community. A catered morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be available, free-of-charge, to registered attendees.
Thie year conference theme is "ACHIEVING MORE WITH LESS FOR POPULATION HEALTH“.
There are many contextual factors which shape research. One of these factors is the force driving researchers to achieve more with less. In a contemporary research climate this force takes many forms. It is the attraction to innovation. It is the pressure to be efficient. It is the desire to collaborate and leverage our impact. It is the well-considered timely study which achieves more through quality than ten studies might do through quantity. Whether you consider these forces to be good for research or not, they are ubiquitous and their impact is tangible.”
The presenters will present their research in ways in which this theme relates to their research.
Oral presentations will be of 15 minute and 3 minute oral duration. Students posters will also be displayed outside Finkel lecture theatre for the duration of the conference.
An academic panel comprising of representatives from each school will form the conference judging panel. Three prizes of $500 each will be awarded for: Best 15 minute Presentation, Best 3 minute Presentation, and People’s Choice Award. The prize money must be used toward research specific purposed as approved by the students Supervisor.
The conference is open to all RSPH PhD, Masters and Honours students.