Festival of Indigenous Health Research

Festival of Health Research for Indigenous PhDs and Post Docs

The Future of Indigenous Health Leadership 21-22 November 2018

The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus

This is event is free to attend with registrations opening soon.

About the Festival

The Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, along with the Poche Indigenous Health Network welcomes abstract submissions for the 2018 Festival of Health Research for Indigenous PhDs and Post-Docs.

Centred around the theme of Indigenous health leadership, the Festival will provide an opportunity for Indigenous research students and post-docs to showcase their work and develop academic skills, all within a supportive cohort environment.

The Festival will include the following sessions:

Welcome to Country
Opening Address: Professor Shaun Ewen (Pro-Vice Chancellor Indigenous, UniMelb)
Fireside Chat: The Growing Indigenous Academy with Professor Sandra Eades (UniMelb), Professor Papaarangi Reid (University of Auckland) and Dr Chelsea Bond (University of Queensland)
Student Pecha Kucha Presentations
15 minute Student Presentations
Poster discussions during lunch
An international indigenous student perspective
Closing Address
Networking Function

Further speakers will be announced soon.

Academic skills workshops are being planned for the morning of 22 November with further details announced soon.

Presentation Types

Indigenous graduate research students and post-doctoral researchers in health related fields are invited to submit an abstract to present in any of the three following formats:

Pecha Kucha

PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. More information on the PechaKucha format can be found at www.pechakucha.org/

15 Minute Presentations

A limited number of 15 minute presentations are also scheduled, allowing for deeper exploration of your research and findings.

Poster Presentations

Research posters will be displayed electronically for the duration of the Festival in the breakout catering areas.

Submitting an Abstract

Abstracts are now open, and should be submitted electronically via: www.surveymonkey.com/r/QKLFM6L

Closing date for Abstract Submissions is 21 September 2018.

Travel Bursaries

To assist Indigenous graduate researchers and post-docs across Australia to attend the Festival, a limited number of travel bursaries will be made available through an application process. These bursaries will cover flights to and from Melbourne, accommodation and registration fees for the Indigenous Higher Education Conference, convened by Trinity College (23-24 November 2018). https://www.trinity.unimelb.edu.au/IHEC2018

If you are interested in applying for a travel bursary, please contact Warwick Padgham via E: padghamw@unimelb.edu.au

Closing date for Bursaries is 21 September 2018.