The annual postgraduate student conference has a rich history of 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 movement and nutrition sciences to attend and collaborate with fellow researchers in their respective disciplines. 

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Each year, the Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Postgraduate Student Conference relies on the generous support of its sponsors to provide students with a platform to develop their research and professional skills.

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HMNS Postgraduate Conference 2022

Fri 28 Oct 2022 8:30am4:30pm


St Lucia
The University of Queensland
Building 53C, The Pavilion

Organized annually by the Postgraduate Student Committee, the Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences (HMNS) Postgraduate Student 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.

Don't miss this 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.

We look forward to seeing you all at the 2022 conference, presented by VALD Health, to be held on Friday 28 October at the UQ St Lucia campus at the UQ Pavillion.

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 supportive environment
  • Ideal practice for upcoming conferences or presentations/seminars require for your RHD (e.g. progress reviews)
  • Develop 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.

Conference details

Please arrive 8am for 8.30am start.

Getting there

Location: Building 53C, The Pavilion, UQ St Lucia


Call for abstracts

Closes 5pm Friday 7 October 2022

Full oral presentations*

  • Time length: 10 minutes (+ five minutes for questions) 
  • Presentation slides format: Powerpoint 2016 format (.pptx)
  • Storage devices: Portable USB drives
  • Audio/video: If video and/or sound are included in your presentation please make sure these files are also copied along with the presentation file to the storage device that you bring to the conference. The computer used for presentations at the conference is not connected to the Internet and thus cannot download any content off the Internet. 

Please note, the best four abstracts will be considered for a Full Oral Presentation.

Speed oral presentations

  • Time length: Five minutes (+ five minutes for questions) 
  • Presentation slides format: Powerpoint 2016 format (.pptx)

Abstracts (oral presentations only)

  • Format: 12 point, normal, Times New Roman, single line spacing, left align, English (AUS/UK), Word 2006 (.docx) format
  • Word limit: 250 words maximum
  • Author information: Presenter name, presentation title, affiliation (include School/Faculty/Department and University, plus any other affiliations (if applicable))


Email your abstract to Riley ( and Leila (

Please note:

  • Please include 'PGC Abstract' in the email subject line. 
  • No references, tables or figures should be included within the Abstract.
  • Those abstracts that do not conform to the above conditions will be sent back to the author and asked to be edited to match these conditions.