UQ Youth Game Changers

Youth Game Changers Summit

22 November 2023 9:00am24 November 2023 5:00pm
This is a 3 day event to engage Queensland high-school students with legacy-building projects in the lead up to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

360-Kids Community Network program

9 November 2023 2:00pm3:30pm
Dr Martin O'Flaherty and Dr Matthew Bourke will be delivering presentations regarding their work on the 360-Kids Community Network program

The Grow&Go Toolbox – creating a Trusted Voice for childhood nutrition

12 October 2023 2:00pm3:30pm
Dr Clare Dix will cover the Grow&Go Toolbox developed as part of the Nutritious Tools project.

HMNS Research Showcase: Dr Jenna Taylor and Dr Brooke Devlin

7 September 2023 2:00pm3:30pm
Join us to learn more about the program of research undertaken by two HMNS researchers: Dr Jenna Taylor and Dr Brooke Devlin

Guest speaker: Prof Stuart Biddle

10 August 2023 2:00pm3:30pm
Stuart Biddle is Professor of Physical Activity and Health and head of the Physically Active Lifestyles (PALs) Research Group in the Centre for Health Research, at UniSQ

Health and Wellbeing Centre for Research Innovation

13 July 2023 2:00pm3:30pm
Presentation by the Health and Wellbeing Centre for Reseach Innovation. Details to be confirmed
Springfield aerial artist impression

Centre for Community Health and Wellbeing

8 June 2023 2:00pm3:30pm
In January 2023, Lauren Ball established the Centre for Community Health and Wellbeing, which is physically based in Springfield, through the partnership between UQ and the Springfield City Group.

Games of the People: Heritage Populism in Orbán’s Hungary

16 May 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
The aim is to present the case for Hungarian heritage populism through the lens of traditional games by analysing the reinvention of the National Gallop (horse race), the UNESCO-validated táncház (“dance house”) movement, and the mass pageantry of the Kurultáj cultural festival.

Paralympic Centre of Excellence

11 May 2023 2:00pm3:30pm
Brisbane on track to be Australia’s home of Paralympic sport

Is the ARC right for me ?

19 April 2023 2:00pm3:30pm
Special information and discussion session on the Australian Research Council (ARC) research funding opportunities.

Behavioural skills training for teaching safety skills to mental health clinicians: a pragmatic randomized control trial

17 March 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
Dr Elizabeth Lin ( Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto) will present the results of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of behavioral skills training (BST) against Training As Usual (TAU) in terms of the acquisition and 1-month post-training retention of self-protection team control skills as well as the impact on staff confidence.

HMNS Postgraduate Conference 2022

28 October 2022 8:30am4:30pm
The Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences 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.

'Introducing the Fat Attitudes Assessment Toolkit' by Dr Trish Cain

4 February 2020 3:00pm4:00pm
Dr Cain’s research is informed by both qualitative and quantitative methodology with a focus on weight stigma and the quantification of discourses around “obesity” and fatness.

'LifeMatters: Mental Skills and Games for Sport and Life' by A/Prof Stephanie Hanrahan (HMNS/Psychology)

9 December 2019 11:00am12:00pm
LifeMatters began at an orphanage in Mexico and has now developed into a program combing physically active games with psychological skills.

Pushing attention towards a side: How sensorimotor adaptation modifies spatial attention ' by Dr Eva-Maria Reuter

29 November 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
Eva-Maria will presents recent findings from her team, suggesting that the remapping between motor commands and intended movement direction is a crucial driver to modify spatial attention in the absence of visuo-spatial distortion or visuo-proprioceptive mismatch.

'Research in precision nutrition: Complexities and applications' by Dr Veronique Chachay

29 November 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
This presentation will describe precision nutrition as a new approach in research, and Single Case Experimental Designs (SCEDs) as a robust research framework to assess individual response. SCEDs will be used in an intervention with Motor Neuron Disease patients to mitigate disease-related weight loss.

'Early brain responses to visual targets for reaching are differentially modulated by reward and frequency ' by Prof Tim Carroll

15 November 2019 3:00pm3:30pm
This presentation describes a study on how reach behaviour and brain responses to target presentation were affected by presenting one of four potential targets more frequently than its alternatives, and by providing a larger reward for hitting one of four potential targets.

'Evidence to Practice: New models of nutrition care improve outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer' by A/Prof Judy Bauer

15 November 2019 3:00pm3:30pm
A/Bauer will describe a randomized controlled trial that improved patient-related outcomes (nutritional status, quality of life, treatment interruptions) during radiation therapy (RT) using a novel method of training dietitians to deliver motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural therapy to improve nutritional behaviours in patients with head and neck cancer.

UQ Muscle Symposium

25 October 2019 8:30am3:00pm

Muscle function and joint loading in older adults: Implications on age-related osteoarthritis, by Dr Lauri Stenroth (University of Eastern Finland)

24 October 2019 3:00pm4:00pm
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease mainly affecting older adults. The knee is the most commonly affected joint. Abnormal mechanical loading of the joint has been implicated as one of the main contributors to disease progression. Musculoskeletal simulations have provided insights on the potential role calf muscles have on knee joint loading suggesting that age-related decline in calf muscle function may be detrimental for knee joint health.

Understanding the vascular contributions to brain health in adults at risk of dementia, by Dr Tom Bailey

2 August 2019 12:00pm1:00pm
This talk will highlight our recent advances in understanding the potential treatment targets for adults with cognitive decline, including both brain vascular function and systemic cardiovascular health.