Inspiring Research

August 2016

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NEWS FROM THE RSO

NEW ACTING DIRECTOR, RESEARCH SERVICES
Dr Gayle Morris, will be on maternity leave for a year from Monday 5 September 2016.

NEW WEB SECTIONS - RESEARCH IMPACT AND CROWD RESEARCH
Two new additions have been included in the Research section of the Flinders website.

 

RESEARCH NEWS AND SUCCESSES

OUR EXCELLENT TALL POPPY
Flinders chemist Dr Justin Chalker, (School of Chemical and Physical Sciences) – who accidentally discovered a polymer which reduces mercury pollution – has become the 2016 Young Tall Poppy Scientist of the Year in South Australia.

DIVING INTO THE ‘SECRET LIVES’ OF GREAT WHITE SHARKS
The ‘secret lives’ of South Australia’s white sharks is set to be revealed by a new crowdfunded research project led by one of Australia’s prominent shark researchers, Flinders Dr Charlie Huveneers.

JUMP IN WORLD RESEARCH RANKING
Flinders University made a significant leap up the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities table, strengthening its place within the best 500 research institutions in the world.

BRIGHT IDEAS FLOW FROM THESES
Life-saving medical, health and safety projects, and in-depth research from other Flinders faculties led to a nail-biting finish in this year’s Three Minute Thesis final at Flinders University.

FLINDERS ‘FORENSIC FINGERPRINTS’ A GUN CRIME GAME CHANGER
In a global game changer for gun crime, Flinders forensic scientists have for the first time matched gunshot residue with specific brands of ammunition.

AWARD PROVIDES ASSISTANCE FOR PUBLICATION OF NEW BOOK
Associate Professor Julia Erhart, School of Humanities and Creative Arts, has been awarded $2,000 by the Australian Academy of Humanities to assist her with the publication of her book Gendering History on Screen: Women Filmmakers and Historical Films.

RECENT GRANT SUCCESS

 

NEW OPPORTUNITIES

2016 THEO MURPHY AUSTRALIA FRONTIERS OF SCIENCE CALL FOR APPLICANTS
Do you want an opportunity to learn about and form cross-disciplinary collaborations? Would you like an opportunity to network with the nation’s next generation of science leaders?

WOMEN IN STEM AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP GRANT PROGRAMME
The new Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship grant programme established under the National Innovation and Science Agenda was launched in August by the Hon Greg Hunt MP, the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, and by Senator Michaelia Cash, Minister for Women, Minister for Employment and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service.

UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT CONFERENCE CALL
The 2017 University-Industry Engagement Conference: From Best Practice to Next Practice, Asia-Pacific Opportunities and Perspectives will be a global meeting and discussion forum for researchers, practitioners and business representatives on university-industry interaction, innovation and entrepreneurship, where theory and practice are equally emphasised in the programme.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN - CONVENTIONS ADELAIDE GRANTS AWARDS 2016
These $7,500 grants are available to South Australian academic, research and professional staff and can be put towards an established or proposed research project or professional development opportunity of your choice.

 

SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

RED CROSS HISTORY CONFERENCE
Join national and international presenters to discuss the rapidly expanding area of the history of the International Red Cross Movement. Flinders University is the major sponsor of the conference, Histories of the Red Cross Movement: Continuity & Change, to be held at the Bedford Park campus from 9 - 11 September.

ETHICS AND INTEGRITY IN RESEARCH WITH HUMANS
The University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of South Australia invite all higher degree by research (HDR or RHD) students from these three institutions to attend a one day workshop on human research ethics and integrity.

RESEARCH DATA AND SYSTEMS DROP-IN SESSION - SEPTEMBER
The next Research Data and Reporting Team’s monthly drop-in session for interested academic and professional staff will be held on Tuesday 27 September 2016.

WORKSHOP USING SOCIAL MEDIA IN RESEARCH
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is holding a Social Media Workshop on Thursday 29 September 2016.

FROM THE MARGINS TO THE CENTRE
Flinders will be hosting From the Margins to the Centre: The Future of University Literacy Support and Writing Across the Curriculum, a one-day, international symposium on Tuesday 27 September 2016.

 

 

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