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Research and Innovation Week

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Research and Innovation Week runs from 18 to 22 September 2017 and celebrates Curtin’s research excellence and achievements.

Event details

Immerse yourself in Curtin’s future-focused research at Research and Innovation Week 2017.

Date
18 September to 22 September
Venue
Curtin University Bentley and St Georges Terrace locations
Cost
Free
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What’s on

Monday 18 September

Three minute thesis final

Location: Curtin University Bentley

Time: 10 am – 11.45 am

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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Lunchbox Lecture Series: Drugs and work – what’s going on?

Location: Curtin University St George’s Terrace

Time: 12 pm – 1 pm

Should we be concerned about the impact of drugs in the workplace? Join Professor Steve Allsop from the National Drug Research Institute for a Lunchbox Lecture.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Location: Curtin University Bentley

Time: 2 pm – 3 pm

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 Donna Cuttabutt for more information

Superannuation: reforms and the way forward

Location: Curtin University St George’s Terrace

Time: 5 pm – 6 pm

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

Lunchbox Lecture Series: The Unholy Alliance: Industry, Government and Research Collaboration in Construction

Location: Curtin University St George’s Terrace

Time: 12 pm – 1 pm

Professor Keith Hampson will detail a number of specific collaborative research programs delivering value to Western Australia and Australia’s construction industry and highlight a vision of a shared future where Australian industry and researchers collaborate globally in this Lunchbox Lecture.

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The Agency Demonstration

Location: Curtin University, Bentley

Time: 12 pm – 12.30 pm

In the evolving world of social media, brands need all the help they can get to understand the conversations surrounding their products. Learn about Curtin’s social media lab The Agency that provides solutions to these challenges.

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Applying Psychophysiology to Business Research

Location: Curtin University, Bentley

Time: 12.30 pm – 1 pm

This live demonstration of the Luxury Branding Consumer Research Lab will showcase how it has helped firms to better comprehend their consumers’ thoughts and emotions.

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Luxury branding and tourism research

Location: Curtin University Bentley

Time: 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm

Our School of Marketing will showcase research on luxury brands and tourism over the course of the afternoon. Learn about our consumer research and social media labs.

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Wednesday 20 September

Lunchbox Lecture Series: Living in a biodiversity hotspot

Location: Curtin University St George’s Terrace

Time: 12 pm – 1 pm

Professor Kinglsey Dixon shares Western Australia’s story as a unique, biodiversity hotspot, and will unlock the many marvels that make it so special in this Lunchbox Lecture.

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Gone in 360 Seconds – Virtual Reality User Experience Research Project

Location: Curtin University Bentley

Time:12 pm – 2 pm

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

Contact Stuart Bender to register

 

Thursday 21 September

Ethics and Creative Practice Research

Location: Curtin University Bentley

Time: 11 am – 12 pm

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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Examining the effect of store atmospherics with immersive technology

Location: Curtin University Bentley

Time: 1 pm – 1.30 pm

The Luxury Branding Consumer Research Lab will showcase how their immersive technology assists in researching store atmospherics and their effect on customers.

Turning Babies into Big Data

Location: Curtin University Bentley

Time: 12 pm – 1.30 pm

Join Dr 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.

Contact Shanshan Liu to register

Managing traumatic brain injury and improving patient outcomes

Location: Curtin University Bentley

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

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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Trading Room Tour

Location: Curtin University Bentley

Time: 1 pm – 3.30 pm

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, and much more.

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Friday 22 September

Beyond Archive, Beyond Hope, Beyond Democracy?

Location: Curtin University Bentley

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

Archivist for Nelson Mandela’s papers Verne Harris will explore the role of archive and memory work in struggles for social justice.

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SUPERcomputing and BIG data for researchers

Location: Curtin University Bentley

Time: 10 am – 11.30 am

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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