Thursday 19 July 2018, 9am – 4.30pm
Venue: New Law School Lecture Theatre 106. Camperdown
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided.
Late registrations: Please contact Susie Redfern


2018 Lifespan Research Day session themes:

2018 Lifespan Research Day
  • Transitions and trajectories – exploring projects that seek to increase understanding of significant life stage transitions and/ or investigate determinants of trajectory effects from one developmental life stage to the next.
  • Translation – research findings that have real-world impacts and/or contribute to discipline knowledge.
  • Life stages – shedding light 'life stage relevant' research including under-researched life stages and disadvantaged populations.

Welcome address, Prof Kate Steinbeck with closing remarks Prof Richard Lindley.

Keynote speakers

  • A/Prof Kirsten Black – Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Central Clinical School
    A/Prof Jennifer Fraser – Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery
    A/Prof Rebekah Moles, Sydney Pharmacy School

New Horizons in the Technology of Medical Research

A one day scientific meeting presented by the Bosch Instite.

When: 26 July, 2018 8.50am - 5.00pm
Where: New Law School Lecture Theatre 101, New Law School Building, The University of Sydney
Cost: FREE but please register for catering purposes

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Obesity Management Workshop for Health Professionals, 2 day workshop

World obesity experts from the Boden Institute together with RPA’s Metabolism and Obesity Services offer an exciting, evidence- and case-based interactive 2 day workshop on the latest practical ways to recognise when weight is a problem for your clients, and what to do about it then.

27 - 28 July, 2018

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Impact of Weight Across the Lifespan

A networking event for researchers will showcase the innovative work being done at the Charles Perkins Centre Westmead.

Date: Monday 6 August 2018 8.30am to 1pm (lunch served afterwards)
Venue: Charles Perkins Centre Westmead, Conference room, level 2 Westmead Institute of Medical Research (WIMR)

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Sandpit workshop- Human performance | Medical countermeasures | Advanced materials

NSW Defence Innovation Network (DIN) is hosting Sandpit workshops on 8th, 9th & 13th August 2018 to help identify and solve defence related problems.

Priority areas addressed include Human performance, Medical countermeasures (biosecurity, pandemics and emerging infectious diseases), Advanced materials and Land.

The aim of the workshops is to elicit problems and opportunities from Defence and NSW defence companies and to enhance collaboration between universities and defence industry. The outcome of these events will be problem statements that will form the basis of call for submissions through DIN Pilot project grant scheme. This is an exciting opportunity to secure world-class R&D from 7 top universities to develop high quality solutions to defence problems. Attendees will also hear from leading researchers from DIN member universities on core capabilities.

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Doing Nutrition Better: A Fresh Approach

How to finally make nutrition and diet work. Access the knowledge and practical guidance of influential experts in the field with this one-day workshop targeted to general public, nutritionists and dietitians, counsellors, and digital developers.

When: 14 August, 2018, 8.30am - 4.30pm
Where: Level 6 Seminar room Charles Perkins Centre

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Fiat Mist Seminar: Evidence-based Complementary Medicines and Pharmacy

How can complementary medicines be integrated into pharmacy training and practice to ensure the safe and effective use of these products by the public?

When: 21 August 2018, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Where: Pharmacy Lecture Theatre, Pharmacy Building (A15) Science Road Camperdown campus

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Workshop: Get your Paper Published

Get published in peer-reviewed journals – faster, with more impact

July workshop is sold out. View the details and register early for the next course offered later this year.

This one-day workshop is based on extensive linguistic research into the essential elements of successfully published peer-reviewed research papers. You will be guided through a step-by-step formula that takes the uncertainty, confusion and inefficiency out of the paper-writing process, regardless of your level of experience.


2017 Lifespan Research Day

Lifespan Research Day 2017 presenters

Some of the 2017 keynote speakers and presenters (left to right):Natasha Nassar, Yun-Hee Jeon, Richard Lindley, Simon Poon, Anne Tiedemann, Michael Skilton, Pegah Varamini, Tessa Copp, Rahena Akhter

The main event of the Lifespan calendar - 2017 Lifespan Research Day - was held on Wednesday 26 July. The program was highly engaging, with excellent presentations and plenty of questions from the audience.

The meeting was opened by A/Prof Anne Tiedemann, Chair of the Lifespan Emerging Researchers Committee (ERC). Three sessions represented key aspects of the Lifespan research theme: transitions and trajectories; translation; and life stages. The sessions were chaired by ERC members Dr Jonathan Penm, Dr Katie Powell and Dr Melinda Phang.

Our four keynote speakers A/Prof Natasha Nassar, Prof Yun-Hee Jeon, A/Prof Michael Skilton and Prof Richard Lindley presented their recent research, reminding us of the multi-disciplinary nature and broad relevance of the lifespan research theme. Across the program, researchers from 8 different disciplines provided presentations that were both entertaining and inspiring.

Overall 2017 Research Day was a wonderful event both in the quality of the presentations and the enthusiastic networking throughout the day. All our speakers gave us an opportunity to gain an insight into the breadth of research which is part of the Lifespan theme.

Download the full abstracts booklet or to request a hard copy, email the Lifespan office

2016 Lifespan Research Day

2016 Lifespan Research Day presenters

Some of the presenters at Lifespan Research Day (top left to right): Hasthi Dissanayake, Devanshi Seth, Alex Stephens, An Truong, Bridget Foley and Harriet Gunn.

2016 Lifespan Research Day keynote speakers

Distinguished keynote speakers: Prof Joerg Eberhard, Dr Leanne Hassett and Prof David Hunter

2016 Lifespan Research Day was held in July and was very well-received by an enthusiastic and diverse audience from across the health and medical faculties, schools, institutes and centres.

The program highlighted the breadth of research within the Lifespan theme, and provided an excellent opportunity to learn about some of the innovative, collaborative and potentially highly impactful projects that our Network members are engaged in.

This year's program included extended question time following each presentation, allowing for valuable further discussion and diverse perspectives.

The Lifespan Emerging Researchers Committee presented a 45 minute Speed Networking session which allowed participants to meet and talk one-on-one. It was a fun and informal way to meet researchers who share professional interests.

Five of the presenters Devanshi Seth, Cathie Sherrington, Harriet Gunn, Bridget Foley and Hasthi Dissanayake were finalists for the 2016 Lifespan Collaboration Award. The successful awardee Harriet Gunn was congratulated by Prof Richard Lindley co-chair of the Lifespan Research Network, receiving a $1000 prize to contribute to her research!

Thank you to our keynote speakers Prof Joerg Eberhard, Dr Leanne Hassett and Prof David Hunter and to all the presenters for sharing your inspiring research with the Lifespan community.

The complete program booklet including abstracts is available for download (PDF) or contact or 9351 1915 if you would like a copy of the booklet.