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Call for abstracts

Swinburne University FHAD 2019 Student Research Conference

Due Date
08 Jul 2019

Building Bridges 2019: Connectivity Between Disciplines, is the fifth annual research conference for and by doctoral and masters students in the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design (FHAD) at Swinburne University of Technology. This is the fifth annual research conference for doctoral and masters students in the three Schools of the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design. Its mission is to offer research students at all stages of their candidature the opportunity to present an aspect of their research in a supportive, friendly and inclusive environment. An additional aim is to foster interdisciplinary research networks within the Faculty.

 The 2019 Student Committee is Kathleen De Boer (Health), Stephanie Miles (Health), Lauren Young (Health), Chris Koch (Design), Apurva Kulkani (Design), Mattia Vettorello (Design), Greg Every (ASSH), Jennie Hollamby (ASSH), Melissa Pineda Pinto (ASSH), supported by Carolyn Barnes (ADRT Design), Carolyn Beasley (ADRT ASSH), Jennifer Beaudry, (ADRT Health) and Tim Moore (Swinburne Student Engagement).


We invite you to submit an abstract of 200 words for a conference presentation of 15 minutes duration. Presentations can be on any theme or part of your research, including your research design or literature review if you are in the early stages of candidature. Include a brief biographical note of 50 words or less with your abstract. There will be scope for you to revise your abstract with advice from the review committee, but we expect you to work with your supervisor to identify a relevant topic for paper and develop the text of your abstract before submission.


Note: A training session on ‘Writing Abstracts and Bios’ will be held for all interested students on Thursday 20 June 1.30-3.00pm (more details to follow).


A conference paper presentation will earn your 25 points towards the completion of MFP60001 Research Engagement. For students in their final year of candidature, presenting at Building Bridges 2019 fulfils the requirement to make a public presentation of your research results prior to submission. Developing your paper into a peer-reviewed journal manuscript or book chapter will earn your 50 points towards the completion of MFP60001 Research Engagement. Providing you submit to a Q3 journal or for inclusion in an academic book, you will also be eligible to enter the annual ‘Publish and Flourish’ competition. Coaching to write and submit a journal article will be provided after the conference to assist you in preparing your article for publication.


Conference registration is free and refreshments will be provided throughout the day. All students and staff from FHAD are welcome to attend the conference. Details about registration will be forthcoming and included in notifications about the success of abstracts.


Abstracts due:


Abstract due date: Monday 8 July 2019.

Successful presenters will be notified by 16 September 2019.

To submit your abstract or to seek more information please email:  




Wednesday 6 November 2019 9am-5pm

AMDC Building, Hawthorn Campus, Swinburne University of Technology

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