UQ School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences' research awards
On Nov. 26 2014, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland held its annual Postgraduate Research Conference with the theme Research Shaping the Future.
Michelle Wilson, keynote speaker, opened the conference with an informative presentation offering insight for researchers regarding the use of social media in disseminating their research findings.
Later, students from UQ Audiology, UQ Physiotherapy, UQ Occupational Therapy, and UQ Speech Pathology demonstrated the high-quality study, depth and diversity they are using to shape the future through their research.
The conference concluded with two enlightening presentations from Dr Tim Kastelle and Dr David MacDonald, who shared advice on how to successfully disseminate ideas and research findings through both oral and written mediums. Associate Professor David Copland also presented a short information session for potential research higher degree candidates.
A huge congratulations to all UQ award winners across the disciplines:
- School Award: Best Student presentation: Jade Dignam – PhD Speech Pathology
- School Award: Best New Student Presentation: David Klyne – PhD Physiotherapy
- Australian Pain Society & Pain Australia Award: Michael Bergin – PhD Physiotherapy
- Sports Medicine Australia Award: Rita Hwang – PhD Physiotherapy
- Australian Physiotherapy Association Award: Luke Heales – PhD Physiotherapy
- Speech Pathology Australia Award: Abby Foster – PhD Speech Pathology
- Occupational Therapy Australia Award: Phyllis Liang – PhD Occupational Therapy
- Best Phonak Audiology Award: Akmaliza Ali – PhD Audiology
- Best Phonak Rehabilitative Audiology Award: Andrea Caposecco – PhD Audiology
- Best Honours presentation: Megan McPhee – Honours Physiotherapy
About the UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, comprises four disciplines of the health professions:
- UQ Audiology School
- UQ Occupational Therapy School
- UQ Physiotherapy School
- UQ Speech Pathology School
Students studying in this school benefit from the long tradition of high achievement in teaching and research. Programs in Physiotherapy have been offered since 1938; Occupational Therapy has been offered since 1955 while Speech Pathology has been offered since 1962 and Audiology since 1971. All programs promote a strong focus on scientific endeavours and high quality outcomes.
The school is a national and international leader in research and scholarship in the rehabilitation professions. A number of research collaborations, including two Centres of Clinical Research Excellence and a number of research centres and units, have been developed to strengthen the school’s research capacity and translation of research into practice.