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Mark Liveris Student Research Seminar

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As part of Research Week, the faculty of Health Sciences invites you to attend the annual Mark Liveris Student Research Seminar.

Event details

Discover the diverse and innovative research that is currently being undertaking by Doctoral, Masters and Honours students within Health Sciences.

Thursday 3 September 2015
Seminar: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Public Lecture: 4.45pm to 6.00pm
Tim Winton Lecture Theatre, Building 213

The annual Mark Liveris Student Research Seminar is an opportunity for Doctoral, Masters and Honours students within Health Sciences to showcase the diverse and innovative research that they are undertaking. The event will includes a keynote address by Professor Judith Finn, HDR student presentations, poster sessions and  panel discussion.

Keynote Address: From ICU nurse to Director of a Research Unit – the facilitators and barriers to success

This presentation will discuss those factors that have both facilitated and challenged Professor Finn’s journey from being a critical care registered nurse to her current role as Director of PRECRU at Curtin University and Director of Aus-ROC at Monash University.  The importance of mentorship and collaboration will be highlighted; as well as the challenges of being a woman, a wife and mother. ‘Lessons learnt’ along the journey will be shared; with a view to assisting those contemplating an academic research career.

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Following the Seminar will be a public lecture presented by Professor Keith Hill, Head of School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science.


Public Lecture: Avoiding the tumble – a journey of falls prevention research for older people to date, and future directions

Falls are the leading cause of injury related hospitalisations in Australia.  Over the past 20 years there has been strong research growth and many studies indicating various interventions can help to reduce the risk of falls among older people, with much of the research being conducted in Australia.  This presentation will provide a summary of the evolution of falls prevention research in Australia and internationally, what research shows currently works, and some potential future directions.  Personal examples of approaches to build a research career and strategies for those at early stages of research activity will also be discussed.

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About the Presenter:

Professor Keith Hill is Head of the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Curtin University.  He is a physiotherapist with over 35 years experience as a clinician and researcher, with main areas of focus being ageing, rehabilitation, exercise, and falls prevention.  He has over $16million of research funding in these research areas, and he has conducted studies across community, hospital, and residential care settings, and published 180 peer reviewed publications.  Professor Hill is also President of the Asia / Oceania Regional Council of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics.