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Members of the public and the ECU community are invited to discover our cutting edge research and creative activity. Join us for interactive sessions, exhibitions, presentations, panel discussions and performances and learn about our research degrees, admission pathways, scholarships and careers.

Event Timetable

View the events below for more information and to register or select an event theme from the menu on the left.

 

Day 1 - Monday, 14 September

Advancing Innovation Through Research Engagement: Showcase and panel discussion - 7.30am - Joondalup

Date: Monday, 14 September
Time: 7.30am-9.30am
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 32 Lecture Theatre
Presenters: Panel of ECU Researchers and industry partners.


This event will feature presentations and Q&A with leading ECU researchers and industry on how businesses can benefit from engaging with university research and how researchers can build strategic partnerships to help produce research with impact.

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Research in the School of Nursing and Midwifery: Postgraduate research poster display - 8.30am - Joondalup

Date: Monday, 14 September
Time: 8.30am-4.00pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building.21 , Room 21.205
Presenters: Postgraduate research students and staff from the School of Nursing and Midwifery


Visit the School of Nursing and Midwifery poster display showcasing current research from postgraduate research students and staff.

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Supporting your Research: ECU Library Expo - 9.00am - Mount Lawley

Date: Monday, 14 September
Time: 9.00am-11.00am
Location: Mount Lawley Campus: Building 8, Level 1 Library
Presenters: Library Services Team


Drop in expo style session: researchers come along and meet library services staff and discuss how the library can support your research journey.

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Music Research Showcase - 10.00am - Mount Lawley

Date: Monday, 14 September
Time: 10.00am-4.00pm
Location: Mount Lawley Campus: WAAPA Main Auditorium
Presenters: Music Research Group


This Staff and Postgraduate Research Showcase from the Music Research Group will feature papers, lecture demonstrations and demonstrations held in the Main Auditorium at WAAPA.

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Business and Law: Postgraduate information session - 10.30am - Joondalup

Date: Monday, 14 September
Time: 10.30am-11.30am
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 2, Room 2.443
Presenters: Dr Adrian Scott, Associate Professor Llandis Barratt-Pugh


Find out about postgraduate study in the Faculty of Business and Law.

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Benefits of having an ORCID ID: A case-study of Professor Wei Wang’s ORCID profile - 11.00am - Mount Lawley

Date: Monday, 14 September
Time: 11.00am-11.45am
Location: Mount Lawley Campus: Building 8, Level 1 Library
Presenters: Ms Poh Lin Teow and Mr Gordon McIntyre


This session will present the benefits of registering and maintaining an ORCID ID so researchers can control their online research profile.

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School of Business Student Research Forum on Qualitative and Quantitative Research - 11.45am - Joondalup

Date: Monday, 14 September
Time: 11.45am-1.15pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 1, Room 1.447
Presenters: Special guest and postgraduate research students from the School of Business


At this forum research students from the School of Business will present their current research. Get some thesis pointers from our surprise guest speaker. Enjoy fun activities and student prizes. A light lunch will be served in the foyer of Council Chambers.

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We know what you did last summer! When delete does not actually mean delete... - 1.00pm - Mount Lawley

Date: Monday, 14 September
Time: 1.00pm-4.00pm
Location: Mount Lawley Campus: Building 13, Room 13.134
Presenters: Mr Patryk Szewczyk, Mr Krishnun Sansurooah


Find out how you can safely protect your data on computers and mobile devices with this workshop by the ECU Security Research Institute.

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Your Research in a Nutshell: Research Communication Competition - 5.00pm - Joondalup

Date: Monday, 14 September
Time: 5.00pm-6.30pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 21, Room 21.202
Presenters: Early Career Researchers and Academics


Discover ECU’s innovative research in a ‘nutshell’ with 5 minute and 1 minute pitches from leading ECU researchers. Be inspired as our researchers share their insights and research findings that tackle national and international challenges.

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Day 2 - Tuesday, 15 September

Current issues in child and infant health - 8.30am - Joondalup

Date: Tuesday, 15 September
Time: 8.30am-9.30am
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 7, Room 7.103
Presenters: Dr Tahereh Ziaian (UniSA), Dr Bronwyn Harman (ECU) and Associate Professor Lynn Priddis (ECU)


This session, hosted by the School of Psychology and Social Science, brings together diverse research expertise and knowledge pertaining to child and infant health, in the following areas: mental wellbeing and healthcare service utilisation among young refugees, the role of the playgroup in child and infant health, and infant mental health.

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Cognition and Language - 9.30am - Joondalup

Date: Tuesday, 15 September
Time: 9.30am-10.30am
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 7, Room 7.103
Presenters: Dr Guillermo Campitelli, Professor Craig Speelman (ECU), Abigail Lewis, Catherine Moore, Charn Nang, Dr Erin Godecke


In this seminar, researchers from the ECU School of Psychology and Social Science will present the latest research in the fields of cognition and language, including: the development of domain-specific working memories; transferability of automatic cognitive skills; developing reflective practice through videos of student-client interactions, and; very early aphasia rehabilitation following stroke.

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Supporting your Research: ECU Library Expo - 9.45am - Joondalup

Date: Tuesday, 15 September
Time: 9.45am-11.45am
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 31, Level 1 Library Foyer
Presenters: Library Services Team


Drop in expo style session: researchers come along and meet library services staff and discuss how the library can support your research journey.

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Journal, Article and Author metrics- 12 noon - Joondalup

Date: Tuesday, 15 September
Time: 12 noon -1.00pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 34, Room 34.301
Presenters: Mr Thomas Klingler, Elsevier


This training session is best suited for students or researchers who are aware of and have used Scopus and would like to gain insight into the performance of journals, articles and authors, making a more informed decision on who to collaborate with and where to publish.

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Metadata: The answer is out there! - 2.00pm - Joondalup

Date: Tuesday, 15 September
Time: 2.00pm-3.00pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 7, Room 7.103
Presenters: Professor Craig Valli, Director,  ECU Security Research Institute


This presentation will help attendees gain a greater understanding of what metadata is, how it may be used, how they can protect their data, and the consequences of not doing this adequately.

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Moving Nursing Forward - 4.00pm - Perth

Date: Tuesday, 15 September
Time: 4.00pm- 5.30pm
Location: Department of Health Theatrette, Royal Street, Perth
Presenters:
Dr Lisa Whitehead – Professor Of Nursing (Clinical)
Dr Diana Arabiat – Associate Professor Of Nursing Research
Dr Angela Christiansen – Associate Professor of Nursing Education


This seminar will introduce Dr Lisa Whitehead, Dr Diana Arabiat and Dr Angela Christiansen, new appointees to the School of Nursing and Midwifery at ECU and their innovative research.

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The West Australian ECU Lecture Series - 5.00pm - Joondalup

Date: Tuesday, 15 September
Time: 5.00pm-7.00pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 32, Room 32.101
Presenters: Professor Moira Sim, Head of School, ECU School of Medical Sciences


Professor Moira Sim will discuss how in a world of increasingly complex healthcare the diagnosis of potential disease may not always be beneficial.

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Postgraduate Information Evening - 6.30pm - Joondalup

Date: Tuesday, 15 September
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 34, Room 34.545
Presenters: Student Recruitment, ECU postgraduate research students and staff


Are you passionate about a particular field of work? Have you just completed a degree and think you'd like to go onto more study?Whatever your reason or background, you'll find a wide range of postgraduate courses at ECU. If you have questions, come and talk to some of our current PhD and Masters students and staff about their postgraduate experience.

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Day 3 - Wednesday, 16 September

Interdisciplinary Research Symposium on Asian Business and Management - 9.30am - Joondalup

Date: Wednesday, 16 September
Time: 9.30am-3.30pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 34, Room 34.545
Presenters: Ms Hafizah Abdullah, Malaysian Consul-General, Perth Office, Postgraduate research candidates and staff from ECU and MARA University of Technology (UiTM)


The symposium brings together researchers from different business disciplines to showcase research findings, issues and challenges relevant to business.

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Choreographies of Thought: A day of roundtable discussions - 9.00am - Mount Lawley

Date: Wednesday, 16 September
Time: 9.00am-4.00pm
Location: Mount Lawley Campus: Building 10, Room 10.307 and 10.30
Presenters: This Is Not A Seminar Research Group


Choreographies of Thought is a day of roundtable discussions about knowledge creation through creative/artistic research with an interplay encouraged between panelists and participants.

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Tendrils and Vines: Growing design research at ECU - 10.00am - Mount Lawley

Date: Wednesday, 16 September
Time: 10.00am-11.00am
Location: Mount Lawley Campus: Building 3, Room 3.198
Presenters: Design and Interaction Research Group


This seminar will show and tell how the visualization initiative with the Graduate Research School emerged and how it has blossomed into a garden of collaborations and interesting outputs, including several PhD completions.

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Technologies, Toys and Works in Progress - 11.30am - Mount Lawley

Date: Wednesday, 16 September
Time: 11.30am-1.30pm
Location: Mount Lawley Campus: Building 6, Room 6.114
Presenters: Space, Place, Body and Technology Research Group


Hear from the SPBAT research group on optical and electronic technology and its role in the creation of the still and moving image, sound, the narrative and non-narrative image in fiction and non-fiction as cultural constructs.

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Benefits of having an ORCID ID: A case-study of Professor Wei Wang's ORCID profile - 11.30am - Joondalup

Date: Wednesday, 16 September
Time: 11.30am-12.15pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 34, Room 34.301
Presenters: Ms Poh Lin Teow and Mr Gordon McIntyre


This session will present the benefits of registering and maintaining an ORCID ID so researchers can control their online research profile.

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In the Field: Doing environmental research - 12.30pm - Mount Lawley

Date: Wednesday, 16 September
Time: 12.30pm-2.30pm
Location: Mount Lawley Campus: Building 10, Room 10.131
Presenters: International Centre for Landscape and Language


International Centre for Landscape and Language members and affiliates will discuss the rewards and challenges of conducting environmental field research in Australian and international settings.

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Assess for Success: Tools for researchers - 12.30pm - Joondalup

Date: Wednesday, 16 September
Time: 12.30pm-1.15pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 34, Room 34.301
Presenters: Ms Yulia Wood, Manager Audit Assurance


This is the official launch of the Assess for Success (A4S) A4S risk assessment tool designed to allow researchers to decisively control risks that could prevent the successful completion of their research projects.

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Beyond the BA? Further studies in dance whilst connecting to the profession - 4.30pm - Mount Lawley

Date: Wednesday, 16 September
Time: 4.30pm-5.30pm
Location: Mount Lawley Campus: Building 1, WAAPA Courtyard
Presenters: Mr Michael Whaites and Special Guest Speakers


Are you interested in postgraduate study with the LINK Dance Company at WAAPA? Come along to this information session to find out more.

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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition Final - 5.00pm - Joondalup

Date: Wednesday, 16 September
Time: 5.00pm-6.30pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 7, Room 7.102
Presenters: ECU PhD and Masters by research candidates


Watch as our PhD and Masters candidates engage you in a nail biting 3 minute research pitch.Support the finalists as they compete for a place in the National Final at the University of Queensland and vote for your favourite presentation!  Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ) where research students have three minutes to explain their research and its significance. Candidates develop professional skills in public speaking, communication and networking. More information about 3MT

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

Date: Wednesday, 16 September
Time: 5.30pm-6.30pm
Location: Mount Lawley Campus: Building 1, WAAPA Dance Studio A
Presenters: WAAPA LINK Dance Honours students


Join 4th year dancers LINK Dance Company and Artistic Director Michael Whaites as they compose a new work for the company’s Shanghai Bolero season  at the Fremantle Arts Centre  21st –24th  October.

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Moving midwifery forward - 6.30pm - Joondalup

Date: Wednesday, 16 September
Time: 6.30pm-9.00pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 21, Room 21.202
Presenters: Postgraduate research students, staff and graduates from the School of Nursing and Midwifery


‘Moving Midwifery Forward’ is a learning, sharing and networking event that will showcase the broad range of midwifery research being undertaken by ECU Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Services Research.

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Day 4 - Thursday, 17 September

Conducting and documenting a systematic literature search in the health sciences - 10.00am - Joondalup

Date: Thursday, 17 September
Time: 10.00am-11.00am
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 34, Room 34.301
Presenters: Maria Woodhouse and Karen Lycett


Join our librarians as they provide an introduction to using the PICOS model (Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome, Study) to conduct and document a systematic literature search in the health sciences.

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Choreographies of Thought: A day of workshopping language - 10.00am - Mount Lawley

Date: Thursday, 17 September
Time: 10.00am-3.00pm
Location: Mount Lawley Campus: Room 14.114 and Room 21.104
Presenters: Contemporary Arts and Performance Research Group


This Choreographies of Thought is an extension of the roundtable discussions held the day before, covering creative writing, academic writing and writing on and through the body.

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Building and maintaining international research networks - 11.30am - Mount Lawley

Date: Thursday, 17 September
Time: 11.30am-12.30pm
Location: Mount Lawley Campus: Building 17, Room 17.203
Presenters: Professor Lelia Green, Media, Culture & Society


The conduct of research offers many opportunities for collaboration, personal and career development, and creating impact. This talk reflects upon the development of Lelia's own research career over a twenty year period, and the creation and sustaining of international research partnerships.

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You, Your Research and the Media - 1.00pm - Joondalup

Date: Thursday, 17 September
Time: 1.00pm-2.00pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 34, Room 34.301
Presenters: Mr Rhys Stacker, Manager, ECU Corporate Communications


Learn how engaging with the media can help with grants, collaborations and other new research opportunities. 

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Urban Ecology in a Biodiversity Hotspot: Challenges and opportunities - 1.00pm - Joondalup

Date: Thursday, 17 September
Time: 1.00pm-5.00pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 19, Room 19.143
Guest Speakers: Professor Richard Fuller, University of Queensland; Dr Ben Miller, Kings Park; Dr Christina Ramalho, DPaW
ECU School of Natural Sciences: Dr Rob Davis, Ms Ana Muler, Dr Caroline Carnham, Associate Professor Mark Lund, Dr Dave Blake, Professor Pierre Horwitz, Professor Will Stock, Dr Shaun Molloy, Dr Eddie van Etten


Urban areas rapidly expanding around the globe are becoming increasingly important as repositories for local and regional biodiversity. This presentation will review the threats to our urban biodiversity and explore potential solutions and adaptation strategies for our local urban bushland.

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Fresh Paths and Retraced Steps: Current research in the humantities - 2.00pm - Mount Lawley

Date: Thursday, 17 September
Time: 2.00pm-5.00pm
Location: Mount Lawley Campus: Building 15, Room 15.111
Presenters: Time, Text and People Research Group


Research staff and candidates will present 10-15 minute papers on any aspect of their research or creative work, whether they are creating fresh paths in research or retracing the steps of other researchers.

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Exercise is Medicine - 4.00pm - Joondalup

Date: Thursday, 17 September
Time: 4.00pm-5.30pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 21, Room 21.242
Presenters:
Professor Rob Newton, Professor of Exercise Science, and Co-Director of the ECU Health and Wellness Institute
Dr Prue Cormie
Dr Nicolas Hart
Dr Eva Zopf


This presentation will focus on the use of exercise as a highly effective medicine for improving the quality of life for people suffering from chronic disease.

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Research in Education: Issues, implications and opportunities - 4.30pm - Mount Lawley

Date: Thursday, 17 September
Time: 4.30pm-8.30pm
Location: Mount Lawley Campus: Building 3, Room 3.201
Presenters: Postgraduate research and Honours students in the School of Education


Hosted by the Edith Cowan Institute for Education Research, this collaborative event aims to showcase the extensive program of education research conducted at ECU and facilitate networking and dialogue with our valued school, industry and community partners.

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For Better Health and a Bright Future: Our research and you - 5.30pm - Joondalup

Date: Thursday, 17 September
Time: 5.30pm-7.30pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 19, Room 19.143
Presenters: Postgraduate research candidates and staff from the School of Medical Sciences with community and industry partners


Staff, students, industry and community partners involved in research with the School of Medical Sciences at ECU will present and discuss their research and how it is mutually beneficial to the university, industry and the community. Speakers will be drawn from the research areas of Assisted Reproductive Technology (IVF), Alzheimer’s Disease, Grandparental Research and Melanoma Research.

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Day 5 - Friday, 18 September

Personal cyber security - no one is immune! - 9.00am - Joondalup

Date: Friday, 18 September
Time: 9.00am-12.00 noon
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 23, Room 23.323
Presenters: PhD candidates from ECU Security Research Institute: Mr Clinton Carpene, Mr Paresh Kerai, Mr Maxim Chernyshev


Cyber Security Defence - Drop into this workshop to find out  what you can do to increase your electronic safety.

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Women and research in the regions - 10.00am - South West, Bunbury

Date: Friday, 18 September
Time: 10.00am-12.00 noon
Location: South West Campus, Bunbury: Building 6, Room 6.101
Presenters:
Hon. Dr Sally Talbot MLC, Member for South West Region, Australian Labor Party                                                                                                                           
Professor Margaret Jones, Director, ECU Office of Research and Innovation


This presentation will focus on the important role that women play in research, and particularly how they contribute to the success of regional development.

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Engineering a Better Life: Postgraduate research poster presentation - 10.30am - Joondalup

Date: Friday, 18 September
Time: 10.30am-11.30am
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 23, Room 23.119
Presenters: Postgraduate research candidates from the School of Engineering


Be inspired by the cutting edge/innovative research from ECU's Engineering students

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Discover New Science and Technology: Explore ESRI's world-class facilities and research projects - 12.30pm - Joondalup

Date: Friday, 18 September
Time: 12.30pm-2.00pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 23, Level 2
Presenters: Professor Kamal Alameh, Director, ECU Electron Science Research Institute (ESRI)


Through this full tour of ESRI including the Nana Fabrication Facility (Clean room), you can gain an awareness of the world class facilities, expertise and engaging research projects at ESRI/ECU.

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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Understanding the importance of process for practice–led research - 12.30pm - Mount Lawley

Date: Friday, 18 September
Time: 12.30pm-2.30pm
Location: Mount Lawley Campus: Building 17, Room 17.203
Presenters: Contemporary Visual Arts Research Group


The Contemporary Visual Arts Research (CVAR) group will illuminate the messy ‘swampy’ side of research, and the stages of awkwardness that a researcher often experiences when trying to understand new territory.

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Research Supervision: the student perspective with ECU Vice Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman - 12.30pm - Joondalup

Date: Friday, 18 September
Time: 12.30pm-1.30pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 1, Room 1.447
Presenters: Professor Steve Chapman, ECU Vice Chancellor


The Graduate Research School will be holding a special Friday Forum with Vice-Chancellor Professor Steve Chapman. Professor Chapman is an experienced supervisor and will share practical advice on the topic of Research Supervision. All PhD students are invited to attend.

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Research in Exercise and Health Science: Postgraduate research poster presentation - 2.00pm - Joondalup

Date: Friday, 18 September
Time: 2.00pm-3.00pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 19, Level 1
Presenters: Postgraduate research candidates from the School of Exercise and Health Science


Learn about current research in: Exercise and Sports Science Research; Child Health Promotion; Population Health and Occupational Health.

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Centre for Exercise and Sports Science Research: What's new? - 3.00pm - Joondalup

Date: Friday, 18 September
Time: 3.00pm-5.00pm
Location: Joondalup Campus: Building 21, Room 21.203
Presenters: Postgraduate research candidates and staff from the School of Exercise and Health Science


Find out what's new in the field of Exercise and Sports Science research.

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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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