2021 HMNS Postgraduate Student Conference

The annual postgraduate student conference has a rich history in providing up and coming researchers with an opportunity to present their current findings.

We welcome all students from all universities enrolled in postgraduate studies in the field of human movements and nutrition sciences to attend and collaborate with fellow researchers in your respective discipline. 

We look forward to seeing you all at the 2021 UQ HMNS Postgraduate Conference- Create, Connect, Collaborate - presented by Vald Performance, to be held on the evening of Wednesday 27 October at Vald and during the day of Thursday 28 October at UQ St Lucia campus. 


Organized annually by the Postgraduate Student Committee, the conference aims to promote greater relationships, integration and collaboration between the diverse disciplines within the field of human movement studies and nutrition sciences.

This conference strives to provide postgraduate students in the field of human movement studies and nutrition sciences with a high quality conference in which students are afforded the opportunity to practice presenting in front of a large, supportive and interdisciplinary community, which gives constructive feedback. This conference therefore provides an invaluable opportunity for all postgraduate students to practice and extend their presentation skills (regardless of their progress within their research), while fostering and forming friendships with postgraduate students from The University of Queensland and other universities within Australia.

Research areas

  • Adapted physical activity
  • Sports medicine
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise physiology
  • Sport and exercise science
  • Pedagogy
  • Sport and exercise history, society and culture
  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Motor control
  • Ergonomics
  • Physical activity and health promotion
  • Sport coaching
  • Nutrition and dietetics

Benefits of attending 

  • Experience presenting your research in front of like-minded students in a relaxed environment
  • Ideal practice/preparation for upcoming conferences or presentations/seminars require for your RHD (e.g. confirmation milestone)
  • Developing ideas and knowledge in your research area by interacting with other students and staff
  • Learn about current research in areas outside your expertise
  • Network with Human Movement Studies students and staff from other universities
  • UQ HMNS students who present are then eligible to apply for School research travel funding.