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ECU South West Research Week 2013

ECU South West Research Week 2013

Wednesday, 28 August 2013


Research Week is an annual highlight on the Edith Cowan University calendar. The event showcases some of the amazing investigations being undertaken by our researchers and aims to gather staff, students and the wider community to share knowledge, insight and inspiration. We have several on-campus activities happening at ECU South West to enable Research Week participation. 

1. Exercise is Medicine: Professor Rob Newton

Friday, 20 September 2013
11.30am – 12.30pm

Lecture Theatre 6.101

Professor Rob Newton, Professor of Exercise and Sports Sciences, will present his research on exercise as medicine for the prevention and management of chronic disease. Exercise is now accepted as a critical medicine for the prevention and management of chronic disease. Appropriate exercise prescription post diagnosis of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer's has been demonstrated through research to reduce disease progression and in some cases provide cure.

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2. Getting Found: Using Social Media To Build Your Research Profile

Ms Julia Gross & Ms Natacha Suttor
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
12.00 noon – 12.45pm

Videoconference: Room 3.106

Have you thought about your online profile? There are so many options that will help you to get found and network with others (e.g. LinkedIn,, ResearchGate and more). But where do you start? Do you know what option(s) will be the right fit for you, your objectives and your research? This presentation will prime you to make informed decisions about building your profile on social/research networking sites.

3. Primary Sources: tips for discovery

Ms Jennifer Moore & Ms Maureen Couacaud
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
1.15pm – 2.00pm

Videoconference: Room 3.106

Increase the credibility and authority of your research by using primary sources of information and data. Effective use of primary sources requires imagination, historical context, and good research skills. Find factual information to build an understanding of the past and support your thesis statement. This session will cover what are primary sources? How are they used? Where to find them?

4. Social Media, Research Ethics and Your Research

Ms Kim Gifkins & Ms Natacha Suttor
Thursday, 19 September 2013
12.00pm – 12.45pm

Videoconference: Room 3.106

Social media platforms (like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) represent incredible potential for researchers to conduct research and recruit survey participants. However the old rules still apply, along with some new rules too. This presentation looks at current and emerging issues in conducting research on social media and recruiting participants using social media channels. It also covers guidelines that apply to your activities, examples and some best practices.

5. Giving You Control of Research Project Risks

Mrs Yulia Wood
Thursday, 19 September 2013
1.15pm – 2.00pm

Videoconference: Room 3.106

Don't miss the launch of the new Control Self Assessment Tool. Why?... research by its nature is an exercise in risk management. And in the perfect world, all research projects would be fully funded, research staff and partners will keep their commitments, fieldwork will go without a glitch and research findings will result in top class publications. Unfortunately, the real world is not perfect. Find out how you can self-assess the overall risk of a research project to ensure that controls are put into place to maximise the likelihood of successful outcomes.

On a [slightly] competitive level, we have Honours students Annie Horner and Sally Murphy participating in the ‘Three Minute Thesis’ (3MT) competition at ECU Mount Lawley on Tuesday, 17 September at 12.30pm. Rob Holt will present in the ‘Your Research in a Nutshell’ forum at ECU Mount Lawley on Monday, 16 September at 3.00pm. All supporters are welcome to attend these events.


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