Inspiring Research

April 2016

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NEWS FROM THE RSO

NEW - RESEARCH DATA AND SYSTEMS DROP-IN SESSIONS
The Research Data and Systems Team will hold monthly drop-in sessions for interested academic and research staff.

 

RESEARCH NEWS AND SUCCESSES

FLINDERS’ RESEARCHER AT PLENARY LECTURE CELEBRATING RESEARCH
Professor Robert Rush, Department of Human Physiology, has recently returned after giving the Plenary Lecture at the Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) 2016 conference, held 17-20 April in Monterey, California.

SPACE ARCHAEOLOGIST TALKS AT THE GLOBAL ART FORUM IN DUBAI
Flinders space archaeologist Dr Alice Gorman, School of Humanities and Creative Arts, was invited to speak at the Global Art Forum in March 2016. The Forum, in its 10th year, was held as part of the Art Dubai fair on the theme The Future Was.

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE FOR SAFETY FOR DISABILITY SUPPORT WORKERS
Safe Work SA have awarded $116,984 to Dr Jerry Ford, Disability and Community Inclusion Unit, and Dr Neil Kirby, University of Adelaide, for three projects to investigate the psychosocial-related aspects of work safety of Disability Support Workers (DSWs).

VIRUS THERAPY TO ATTACK SUPERBUGS
Flinders scientists are looking to bacteriophages – highly specific viruses – as the best way to attack antibiotic-resistant bacterial superbug infections.

NEW BOOK - AGEING BETWEEN CULTURES
Flinders Italian senior lecturer and researcher, Dr Daniela Rose, has recently published the edited book Ageing between cultures: The experiences and challenges of Italian migrants in South Australia with Troubador Publishing.

KANGAROOS CHEW OVER EVOLUTIONARY THEORY
What if snakes could grow legs, or chickens develop teeth, or humans re-evolve tails like our primate ancestors? According to new research led by Flinders, reversible evolution is possible under certain conditions – even after many millions of years.

 

NEW OPPORTUNITIES

CALLING FOR SUPERVISORS AND RESEARCH PROJECTS
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program is calling for research projects and / or supervisors of projects broadly related to medicine from all faculties for their Advanced Studies stream.

TOP 5 UNDER 40
A national search for early-career researchers under the age of 40 who have a flair and passion for communication of their vital work is now open.

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS FUND - LAUNCH OF PRIMING GRANTS PROGRAM
The Australian Government’s Global Connections Fund and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) are pleased to launch a call for Priming Grants – a new vehicle for driving collaboration between Australian researchers and overseas small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and Australian SMEs with overseas researchers with linkages encouraged across 17 priority economies.

2016 UNSUNG HERO AWARDS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE
These awards aim to recognise those who have not yet received significant recognition for their contribution to science or science communication. There are 2 awards: the Unsung Hero of South Australian Science and the Unsung Hero of South Australian Science Communication.

 

SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

US NURSING ACADEMIC TALKS ON GRANT WRITING
Emeritus Professor Martha Hill, former Dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, will present a half-day workshop at Flinders, The street smarts of grant writing.

ARC ERA 2015 PRESENTATION
The Australian Research Council (ARC) will be visiting Flinders to present an information session on Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) with particular emphasis on ERA 2015.

AUSTRALIA AND INDONESIA - INVESTIGATORS LECTURE
The future of the crucial, and sometimes bumpy, relationship between Australia and its populous northern neighbour will be the topic of the next in the Investigators Lecture series on May 18.

USING CREATIVE TOOLS IN YOUR RESEARCH
This workshop will explain how you can use a range of creative thinking tools in your research. It will cover brainstorming, idea mapping, six thinking hats, lateral thinking and more. These tools will allow you to look at problems differently, seek creative solutions and have fun.

TURBOCHARGE YOUR WRITING
Would you like to know the secret to high output, low stress scholarly writing? In academia it is often assumed that writing comes naturally. However, an overwhelming body of research shows that there are very clear and practical strategies that can greatly increase your writing productivity.

 

Share your research successes and/or information regarding upcoming research related events in your area. Contact Nikki Johnson for article submissions or further information.

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