Monday 18 September 2017

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Three Minute Thesis Curtin final

Curtin University Bentley
10am – 11.45am

Our PhD students have three minutes to explain their thesis and its significance in a compelling three minute presentation, come cheer them on!

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Drugs and work - what's going on?

Curtin University St George’s Terrace, 12pm – 1pm

Should we be concerned about the impact of drugs on the workplace? Join Professor Steve Allsop from the National Drug Research Institute for a lunchbox lecture.

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Across the Greenland ice sheet@Curtin HIVE

Curtin University Bentley
1pm – 2pm

Associate Professor Ross Edwards traversed the Greenland ice sheet on a wind and solar powered sled. Hear his account of the expedition and thoughts on the ‘greening’ of science.

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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Curtin University Bentley, room 211:230, 2pm – 3pm

Robyn Williams will present her research exploring the knowledge of alcohol consumption risks during pregnancy and case studies on families caring for children with FASD in WA.

Contact Robyn Williams for more information

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Superannuation: reforms and the way forward

Curtin University St George’s Terrace, 5pm – 6pm

Associate Professor Hodgson will review superannuation policy and its recent reforms; particularly with reference to equity in the superannuation system and the gender gap.

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Tuesday 19 September 2017

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Industry, government and research collaboration in construction

Curtin University St George’s Terrace, 12pm – 1pm

Professor Keith Hampson will discuss bringing together industry, government and researchers to address construction industry needs.

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Molecular dynamics visualisation@Curtin HIVE

Curtin University Bentley, 1pm – 2pm

Experience our immersive Molecular Dynamics Visualisation tool in the HIVE and see complex molecular systems come to life.

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VR in logistics and supply chains@Curtin HIVE

Curtin University Bentley, 3pm – 4pm

Abandoning lecture slides in favour of virtual reality, new teaching and research capabilities in logistics and supply chain management will be explored in this presentation.

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Athena Swan Q&A Panel

Curtin University Bentley, 4.30pm – 6.30pm

The Athena Project began as a group of women academics who worked to advance the representation of women in STEMM. This Q&A panel is an opportunity to ask questions of Curtin researchers and Senior Executive.

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Wednesday 20 September 2017

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Living in a biodiversity hotspot

Curtin University St George’s Terrace, 12pm – 1pm

Professor Kinglsey Dixon will share Western Australia’s story as a unique, biodiversity hotspot. This potted history of life will unlock the many marvels that make our state so special.

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Gone in 360 seconds – virtual reality user experience research project

Curtin University Bentley, 12pm – 2pm

Participate in Dr Stuart Bender’s research and test user-experience preferences in two virtual reality films.

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What does it mean to engage well?

Curtin University Bentley
12pm – 2pm

Anna Haebich, Ellie Shiosaki, Tod Jones, Reena Tiwari and John Stephens discuss how to engage well through the lens of their research experience and practices across a range of topics.

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Historical Panoramas Project@Curtin HIVE

Curtin University Bentley
1pm – 2pm

The Historical Panoramas Project showcases pictures of Perth and Fremantle dating back as far as the 1860s and compares them with today’s view, learn more about this fascinating project.

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School of Marketing Keynote Speech

Curtin University Bentley
2pm – 4pm

Join Curtin Business School for an afternoon of presentations from the Tourism Research Cluster and School of Marketing academics detailing recent research and collaborative activities.

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Thursday 21 September 2017

Lightbulb Moment

Ethics and Creative Practice Research

Curtin University Bentley, 11am – 12pm

Using case studies and discussion, this session seeks to demystify core ethics standards, demonstrate how these can be adapted to creative practice and provide a practical approach to the principles of the research ethics code.

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Turning babies into big data

Curtin University Bentley, 12pm – 1.30pm

Join Associate Professor Tama Leaver for a discussion on the trend of tracking a child’s developmental data through pregnancy and parenting apps, which is later aggregated and monetised by corporations.

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Examining the effect of store atmospherics with immersive technology@Curtin HIVE

Curtin University Bentley, 1pm – 1.30pm

The Luxury Branding Consumer Research Lab will demonstrate their immersive technology, which researches store atmospherics and their effect on customers.

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Trading Room tour

Curtin University Bentley, 1pm – 3.30pm

Come for a tour of Curtin’s Trading Room; the only facility of its kind in WA. This facility provides specialised terminals that track real-time financial data in stock, commodity and currency markets.

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Managing traumatic brain injury and improving patient outcomes

Curtin University Bentley, 5pm – 7pm

Professor Lindy Fitzgerald will present her research on the brain’s neurological response to concussion injuries, how they are managed and what will improve patient outcomes.

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Virtual Reality and Business Applications

Curtin University Bentley, room 410.314, 5pm – 7pm

The Luxury Branding Research Cluster presents Brandon D’Silva from Virtual Guest for this seminar and demonstration. Learn how virtual reality offers real potential for both academic and industry research.

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Friday 22 September 2017

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SUPERcomputing and BIG data for researchers

 Innovation Central Perth, level 2, B216
10am – 11.30am

Listen to our researchers describe their experiences as high-performance computing users and how their projects have been impacted by the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre.

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Visual motion processing of individuals with ASD@Curtin HIVE

Curtin University Bentley
1pm – 2pm

Learn how Dr Susan Morris and Yi Huey Lim used an immersive virtual reality environment to research how individuals with austism spectrum disorder process visual motion.

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Beyond archive, beyond hope, beyond democracy?

Curtin University Bentley
4pm – 6pm

Award-winning South African scholar and archivist for Nelson Mandela’s papers Verne Harris will explore the role of archive and memory work in struggles for social justice in this public lecture.

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Other Research and Innovation Week events

Three Minute Thesis heats - Tuesday 5 September

Curtin University Bentley, 10am – 2.30pm

The Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland that celebrates the exciting research conducted by research students. PhD students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.

Event details for heat 1

Event details for heat 2

Autism Open Day - Sunday 17 September

Technology Park, 10am – 3pm

Autism Open Day brings together leading researchers from Curtin University and Telethon Kids Institute.

Join us to meet the researchers and learn more about the latest autism research. A series of short presentations by researchers and experts, with and without lived experience of autism, will be run throughout the day.

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Curtin research poster displays - Monday 18 September - Friday 22 September

Curtin University Bentley

See the award winning research posters produced by Curtin students and staff anytime during Research Week. The posters tell the story of Curtin’s research in an accessible and easy to understand way.

Centre for Aboriginal Studies: Building 211 foyer
Curtin Business School posters: Wesfarmers Court, outside Building 408
Health Sciences posters: Building 410, Curtin Medical School
Humanities posters: Building 213, Tim Winton Lecture Theatre
Science and Engineering posters: Building 105, Robertson Library

Three Minute Thesis Asia-Pacific final - Friday 29 September

University of Queensland

The Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland that celebrates the exciting research conducted by research students. PhD students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. 3MT challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries so they can be presented concisely to a non-specialist audience.

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