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Members of the public and the ECU community are invited to discover our cutting edge research in business, the environment, engineering, education, child health promotion, creative practice, health, security, nutrition, sports science and more.

Be inspired by our current research and creative activity at interactive sessions, exhibitions, presentations, panel discussions and performances and learn about our research degrees, admission pathways, scholarships and careers.

Research Week Launch

Research Week 2014 opens with the Espresso Self 2014 Exhibition on Monday, 15 September from 5.30pm to ­ 6.30pm in Spectrum Gallery, Mount Lawley Campus.
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Event Timetable

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Poster Displays and Exhibitions - Monday, 15 September - Friday, 19 September

Public Health: People's Choice poster display: Nutrition, health promotion, environmental health and occupational health - Joondalup Campus

Date: Monday, 15 September to Friday, 19 September
Location: ECU Joondalup, Building 21, Room 21.205
Presenters: Research staff and students from the School of Exercise and Health Sciences


Posters by research staff and students from nutrition, health promotion, environmental health and occupational health will be on display all week.


Meet the researchers, ask questions and vote for your favourite poster on Wednesday, 17 September from 12.00 noon -1.00pm. Register for this event.

Espresso Self 2014 - Mount Lawley Campus

Date: Thursday, 11 September to Friday, 19 September
Location: ECU Mount Lawley, Spectrum Project Space


Espresso Self 2014 is a Faculty of Education and Arts exhibition that provides the faculty's staff with an opportunity to showcase their creative outputs. For some staff members the work exhibited is an extension of their professional practice, and for others it is a glimpse of their other self – the artist within.


The staff are drawn from many creative disciplines, and while the teaching requirements takes up much of their time, they continue to produce as researchers and artists. The exhibition will run at Spectrum Project Space from Thursday, 11 to Friday, 19 September 2014.

 

Day 1 - Monday, 15 September

School of Nursing and Midwifery: Evidence Based Research Conference - 8.30am - Joondalup

Date: Monday, 15 September
Time: 8.30am-4.00pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 21, Room 21.205
Presenters: Research staff and students from the School of Nursing and Midwifery


Come along to presentations and events showcasing the current research in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Poster presentations will provide an insight into the research activity and processes involved in undertaking a research degree in the area of nursing and midwifery.

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ECU Medical Sciences Research: From conception to old age - 9.00am - Joondalup

Date: Monday, 15 September
Time: 9.00am-12.00 noon
Location: Joondalup Campus, Building 21, Room 21.202
Presenters: Professor Ralph Martins, Dr David Coall, Dr Anna Callan, Mr Travis Cruickshank, Ms Pauline Zaenker, Mr Yanhe Liu, Ms Alyce Russell


The School of Medical Sciences invites you to attend presentations on our diverse research by leading researchers and postgraduate research students. Topics will range from the latest technology used in IVF research at the beginning of life to the diseases prevalent in old age.

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Health and wellness for FIFO families - 1.00pm - Joondalup

Date: Monday, 15 September
Time: 1.00pm-2.30pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 19, Room 19.143
Presenters: Research staff and students from the School of Exercise and Health Sciences


This seminar focuses on fly in fly out (FIFO) families. Find out about your choices and how these may impact on you and your family with a special focus on exercise, nutrition, and health promotion for fly in fly out (FIFO) families.

How do we make healthy food choice decisions at work (pack your crib for the day) - Core muscle exercises for sedentary workers - Ergonomic issues for physically demanding work (protect your back) - Alcohol and the off swing.

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Open access publishing: What does it mean for me? - 9.30am - Mount Lawley

Date: Monday, 15 September
Time: 9.30-10.30am
Location: Mount Lawley Campus: Building 10, Room 10.308
Presenters: Library Research Services Team


Researchers and students will be introduced to evolving developments in open access to publications and data. Open access involves making research publications and research data globally available online for free. This presentation will introduce the concept of open access, research publication and data available online for free, explore the various models of open access publishing and evolving developments. It will explore the relationship between open access and the institutional repository, Research Online, and it will also discuss the open access policies of ECU and the NHMRC and ARC.

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Research Week Launch and Espresso Self 2014 Exhibition Opening - 5.30pm - Mount Lawley

Date: Monday, 15 September
Time: 5.30pm
Location: Mount Lawley Campus: Spectrum Project Space
Presenters: Professor John Finlay-Jones, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Mr David Carson and Mr Paul Houghton


Join Professor John Finlay-Jones, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), at the opening of the Espresso Self 2014 exhibition to launch Research Week. Invited guest speakers David Carson (Visual Artist) and Paul Houghton (Digital Strategist) will share their insight into effective collaboration and digital storytelling.

David Carson and Paul Houghton are currently collaborating on several community and industry projects, which explore stories in new creative ways using digital media, making them relevant to today’s audiences. They explore aspects of storytelling on multiple levels bringing together techniques of crowd-sourcing, immersive 360° image and video capture and interactive ePublishing with other emerging technologies, which explores the intersection of art and technology. Read more about the speakers.

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Day 2 - Tuesday, 16 September

Supporting your research: a meeting with your Library - 10.00am - Joondalup

Date: Tuesday, 16 September
Time: 10.00am-12.00 noon
Location: Joondalup Campus, Building 31, Room 31.113
Presenters: Library Research Services Team


Drop in and learn more about the various library services that are available to help you with your research. Build a comprehensive picture of the services that are provided by the library to support your research activities. Build a comprehensive picture of the services that are provided by the your library at this expo-style event. Students and researchers will be assigned to groups, and rotate from table to table to learn more about the various library services that can support your research activities.

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Reflections on European Discoveries - 12.00 noon - Mount Lawley

Date: Tuesday, 16 September
Time: 12.00 noon - 1.00pm
Location: Mount Lawley Campus, Building 1, Dance Studio A
Presenters: LINK Honours Students


LINK Dance Company hosts a presentation about the company's recent performance and workshop tour of Europe. This student-led presentation and demonstration will cover everything from how to pack a suitcase for touring to the finer nuances of European contemporary dance techniques and performance.  LINK Dance Company is the only graduate dance program in the country, based at the WA Academy of Performing Arts. The purpose of the company is to bridge the gap between university studies and professional practice. LINK aims to facilitate contributions to choreographic processes and to create seasoned and compelling performers.

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Your Research in a Nutshell - 1.30pm - All Campuses

Date: Tuesday, 16 September
Time: 1.30pm-3.30pm
Main presentation: Joondalup Campus, Building 1, Room 1.447
Presenters: Early Career Researchers

Video link: Mount Lawley Campus, Building 10, Room 10.308
Video link: South West Campus, Building 1, Room 1.107


Hear how research is making a difference, as researchers battle to explain their projects in a 'nutshell'! Presenters have 5 minutes and 3 PowerPoint slides to communicate their recent research outcomes to a broad audience similar to the “Three Minute Thesis” competition. There are great cash prizes on offer for participants and there will be a door prize for a lucky member of the audience!

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Speed Networking for ECU Researchers - 4.30pm - Joondalup

Date: Tuesday, 16 September
Time: 4.30pm-6.30pm
Location: Joondalup Campus, Building 9, Staff Room 9.207


ECU researchers, bring along your business cards and ‘elevator pitch.’ This speed networking event is an entertaining and effective way to meet new people, make valuable contacts and cultivate opportunities for collaboration. Registrations are essential, prizes and follow up networking events will be available.

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Postgraduate Information Evening - 6.00pm - Joondalup

Date: Tuesday, 16 September
Time: 6.00pm
Location: Joondalup Campus, Building 1, Room 1.447


If you’re looking to progress your career or change professions or follow your passion, ECU has a wide range of courses to suit your needs. Our courses are designed in consultation with industry so you’ll graduate with the understanding and skills needed to thrive in this fast, dynamic world. Come along and find out more about postgraduate coursework and research courses, admission pathways and scholarships.

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Postgraduate Psychology, Social Science and Social Work Information Evening - 6.00pm - Joondalup

Date: Tuesday, 16 September
Time: 6.00pm
Location: Joondalup Campus, Building 8, Room 8.213


If you’re looking to progress your career or change professions or follow your passion, ECU has a wide range of courses to suit your needs. Our courses are designed in consultation with industry so you’ll graduate with the understanding and skills needed to thrive in this fast, dynamic world. Come along and find out more about postgraduate coursework and research courses, admission pathways and scholarships in Psychology, Social Science and Social Work.

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Day 3 - Wednesday, 17 September

Journal Article Writing - 9.30 - Joondalup

Date: Wednesday, 17 September
Time: 9.30am-4.30pm
Location: Joondalup Campus, Building 31, Room 31.113
Presenters: Professor David Lindsay


ECU staff and research students are invited to attend and learn a new way of thinking about the research you are doing to ensure that it is focused logically and that you communicate that focus to the reader. This workshop is based on the construction and writing of an article destined for a journal in your discipline.

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eResearch Technology Showcase - 10.00am - Mount Lawley

Date: Wednesday, 17 September
Time: 10.00am-12.00 noon
Location: Mount Lawley Campus, Building 13, Room 13.118
Presenters: Dr Darren Gibson, Ms Heather Boyd, Mr Luke Edwards, Mr Chris Bording, Dr Danielle Brady, MsAmanda Allerding, Dr Luke Hopper, Dr Khadeeja Ibrahim-Didi


Drop-in and explore the activity hubs showcasing eResearch technology available to ECU researchers including Motion Capture, LadyBug 3 (360 degree video camera), Cintiq 24HD Touch, Data Management, Supercomputing and Eye-tracking (mobile and desktop). 

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Psychology Honours Poster Presentations - 10.00am - Joondalup

Date: Wednesday, 17 September
Time: 10.00am-11.00am
Location: Joondalup Campus, Building 4, Room 4.236
Presenters: Honours students from the School of Psychology and Social Science


Psychology Honours students embark on a research project as part of their degree. Come along to hear as the students present their research: the background, research methods, and preliminary results. Topics include emotional intelligence, workplace norms, resilience, reiki, social media and cyber bullying.

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Tour of the Electron Science Research Institute - 10.30am - Joondalup

Date: Wednesday, 17 September
Time: 10.30am-12.00 noon
Location: Joondalup Campus, Building 23, Room 23.241
Presenters: Professor Kamal Alameh


Explore the Electron Science Research Institute's R&D facilities where cutting-edge fundamental and applied research in ICT, health, agri-bio, energy, security, sensing, defence and environment sectors is undertaken.

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Public Health: People's Choice poster presentation - 12.00 noon - Joondalup

Date: Wednesday, 17 September
Time: 12.00 noon -1.00pm
Location: Joondalup Campus, Building 21, Room 21.205
Presenters: Research staff and students from the School of Exercise and Health Sciences


Come along and view a poster display by research staff and students on nutrition, health promotion, environmental health and occupational health. Meet the researchers, ask questions and vote for your favourite poster.

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Fostering healthy individuals and communities - 11.00am - Joondalup

Date: Wednesday, 17 September
Time: 11.00am-2.00pm
Location: Joondalup Campus, Building 30, Room 30.125
Presenters: Research staff from the School of Psychology and Social Science


In this event staff will present a sample of the diverse research taking place in the School of Psychology and Social Science. Topics range from resilience, emotions and rehabilitation to intergroup relations and women’s empowerment. A key theme will be the role of collaboration and consultation to foster research that is engaged and responsive to the needs of individuals and communities.

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Studies in Human Society - 2.00pm - Joondalup

Date: Wednesday, 17 September
Time: 2.00pm-5.00pm
Location: Joondalup campus, Building 30, Room 30.125
Presenters: Researchers within Studies in Human Society


This event will bring together research from different interest groups. There will be short lecture presentations, poster presentations, opportunities for discussion and the chance to share ideas informally.

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Research Journeys in Communications and Arts: Postgraduate and Honours Colloquium - 1.00pm - Mount Lawley

Date: Wednesday, 17 September
Time: 1.00pm-5.00pm
Location: Mount Lawley, Buildings 10, 14 and Spectrum Project Space
Presenters: Higher Degree by Research and Honours students in the School of Communications and Arts (SCA) and Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)


You are warmly invited to attend the Research Week Postgraduate and Honours Research Colloquium hosted by CREATEC, the Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications. This conference provides our PhD, Masters by Research and Honours students with an opportunity to showcase and share their research with staff and students in SCA and WAAPA. It also provides a platform for students to network and engage as a learning community on research discourse. We hope that you will be able to join us in showing support for our students. Lunch will be provided.

Download the event program

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Research in Contemporary Dance: LINK Dance Company open rehearsal - 5.30pm - Mount Lawley

Date: Wednesday, 17 September
Time: 5.30pm-6.30pm
Location: Mount Lawley campus, Building 1, Dance Studio A
Presenters: LINK Dance Company and Artistic Director Michael Whaites


Ever wanted to know how a contemporary dance performance is created? How research feeds into the creative process? Join 4th year dancers, LINK Dance Company and Artistic Director Michael Whaites as they compose a new work for the company's season SURGE at the WA Ballet Studio's 16th-18th October.

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Day 4 - Thursday, 18 September

Applying new methods and strategies to human exposure assessment - 9.00am - Joondalup

Date: Thursday, 18 September
Time: 9.00am-12.00 noon
Location: Joondalup campus, Building 7, Room 7.103
Presenters: Associate Professor Andrea Hinwood, Dr Amanda Wheeler and invited guest speakers


Human exposure assessment is the process of estimating or measuring the nature, magnitude, frequency and duration of contact between environmental contaminants and human beings. Good exposure assessment is vital to understanding the relationships between environmental and occupational agents and the risk of adverse health outcomes. There are a range of new methods and approaches for exposure assessment which will aid in our understanding of the nature of exposure and the significance of sources as well as in the testing of suitable interventions. Topics explored in this seminar will include new technologies for monitoring pollutants, personal exposure assessment methods, biomarkers, modeling and the successful testing of interventions.

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Research and employment opportunities in the intelligence and security domain - 9.30am - All campuses

Date: Thursday, 18 September
Time: 9.30am-10.30am
Main presentation: Mount Lawley Campus, Building 10, Room 10.308
Presenters: Mr Jeff Corkill, Lecturer, School of Computer and Security Science, ECU

Video link: Joondalup Campus, Building 1, Room 1.447
Video link: South West Campus, Building 1, Room 1.107


Intelligence and security functions are embedded in nearly all government departments at federal, state and local level.  In addition to the embedded functions, there are a wide range of specific agencies which are dedicated to the provision of intelligence and security support to the Australian government.  There is high demand for exceptional graduate, irrespective of discipline, who can work on complex and often intractable problems. This presentation provides an insight into the opportunities available in the  space.

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Why self-awareness is so important in your career development - 10.45am - All campuses

Date: Thursday, 18 September
Time: 10.45am-11.30am
Main presentation: Joondalup Campus, Building 1, Room 1.447
Presenters: Ms Sara Moore and Dr Ian Martinez

Video link: Mount Lawley Campus, Building 10, Room 10.308
Video link: South West Campus, Building 1, Room 1.107


One of the most important tools needed to build a successful career is a strong sense of self-awareness.  Make it a priority to identity your skills, achievements, strengths and weaknesses. Self-awareness in a careers context involves an understanding of the kind of personal resource that you bring to the world.

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Social Media, Research Ethics and Your Research - 12 noon - All campuses

Date: Thursday, 18 September
Time: 12.00 noon - 1.00pm
Main presentation: Joondalup Campus, Building 1, Room 1.447
Presenters: Ms Kim Gifkins and Ms Natacha Suttor

Video link: Mount Lawley Campus, Building 10, Room 10.308
Video link: South West Campus, Building 1, Room 1.107


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 and recruiting participants using social media channels. It also covers guidelines that apply to your activities, examples and some best practices.

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ECU Research Celebration Sundowner - 4.00pm - Joondalup

Date: Thursday, 18 September
Time: 3.45pm-6.00pm
Location: Joondalup Campus, Building 1, Art Gallery
Presenters: Professor John Finlay-Jones, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Professor Margaret Jones, Director Office of Research and Innovation


This Sundowner aims to showcase research, and recognise the performance, excellence and impact of ECU researchers. Following presentations, light refreshments will be served. Registration is essential as places are limited.

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Research Journeys in Education and Child Health Promotion - 4.30pm - Mount Lawley

Date: Thursday, 18 September
Time: 4.30pm-8.30pm
Location: Mount Lawley Campus, Building 12 Cafeteria
Presenters: Staff and postgraduate research students from Education and Child Health Promotion


Join us to learn more about the extensive range of education and child health promotion research being conducted at ECU. Our research staff and postgrad students welcome the opportunity to showcase their work and engage in discussion and dialogue with fellow researchers, prospective students, and colleagues from partner schools, industry, community groups and the wider community. This collaborative event is hosted by the Edith Cowan Institute for Education Research.

Registration is essential. Afternoon tea and light refreshments will be served. If you require gluten free or vegetarian meal options, please email: education.institute@ecu.edu.au by Friday, 12 September.

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Day 5 - Friday, 19 September

Engineering Better Life - 10.30am - Joondalup

Date: Friday, 19 September
Time: 10.30am-12.00 noon
Location: Joondalup Campus, Building 7, Room 7.104
Presenters: Associate Professor Steven Hinckley and Dr Iftekhar Ahmad


Wondering why our life is more and more convenient and comfortable? Researchers from the School of Engineering will provide insight into new technologies that will monitor health and environment and the next generation of wireless technology (5G).

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Open access publishing - what does it mean for me? - 12.00 noon - Joondalup

Date: Friday, 19 September
Time: 12.00 noon - 1.00pm
Location: Joondalup Campus, Building 1, Room 1.447
Presenters: Library Research Services Team


Researchers and students will be introduced to evolving developments in open access to publications and data. Open access involves making research publications and research data globally available online for free. This presentation will introduce the concept of open access, research publication and data avaible online for free, explore the various models of open access publishing and evolving developments. It will explore the relationship between open access and the institutional repository, Research Online, and it will also discuss the open access policies of ECU and the NHMRC and ARC.

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Time for research - 1.00pm - Mount Lawley

Date: Friday, 19 September
Time: 1.00pm-4.30pm
Location: Mount Lawley Campus, Building 10, Room 10.131
Presenters: Mr Hugh Kearns


As a busy researcher do you feel like you never have enough time to get to your research, particularly the writing part? And that other things like administration, emails, project management etc demand all your time? This workshop shows you how to guarantee you spend high quality time on your research outputs. It covers prioritising, goal setting and managing competing demands in a university context. If you want to increase your research output without compromising your work/life balance, then this workshop is for you.

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The role and importance of science: What the research tells us - 10.00am - South West campus

Date: Friday, 19 September
Time: 10.00am - 12 noon (plus 9x5 Art Auction from 12 noon - 1.00pm)
Location: South West Campus (Bunbury), Building 6, Room 6.101
Presenters: Professor Peter Klinken, WA Chief Scientist and Associate Professor Simon Laws    


Join us at ECU South West to find out what the science has been telling the researchers about Alzheimer’s Disease and hear from the new WA Chief Scientist on the importance of science education to rural and regional Australia.

Immediately after these presentations, there will be an opportunity to network at ECU South West’s annual 9x5 Art Auction from 12.00 noon - 1.00pm.

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9x5 Art Auction

9x5 inch artworks produced by local artists as well as students and staff of ECU South West will be auctioned at this event to raise funds for the Art Partners mentorship program. The 9x5" Art Auction is an exciting event for all where work of high quality is accessible for all to see and possibly buy. A gold coin donation at the door is all that is asked of attendees. This is a great and fun way to spend your time after the research presentations, and who knows, you may even walk out with a great work of art with your smile guaranteed. All works will be on display outside Room 6.102 prior to the auction and will be shown on screen during the auction. This is truly an event not to miss.

School of Business Research Forum - 2.00pm - Joondalup

Date: Friday, 19 September
Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm
Location: Joondalup Campus, Building 1, Room 1.447
Presenters: Researchers from the Faculty of Business and Law


At this forum students and guest speakers will present their research and discuss their research methods. Get pointers from a recent winner of the University Medal for an outstanding PhD! Enjoy fun activities and student prizes.

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Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research Seminar - 3.30pm - Joondalup

Date: Friday, 19 September
Time: 3.30pm-5.00pm
Location: Joondalup Campus, Building 21, Room 21.202
Presenters: Researchers from the Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research


Come along to find out about the latest scientific research in exercise and sports science.

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For information on event locations, parking and transport options visit our Campus maps web page.

Research Week visitors can park in Carpark number 11 at Joondalup campus for free. All other visitor parking on campus will require payment.

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