HMNS postgraduate 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 2018 UQ HMNS Postgraduate Conference - Integrate, Innovate, Motivate presented by Vald Performance, to be held on Friday 5 October and Saturday 6 October.


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.



Oral Presentations

Time Length: 10 minute "traditional" podium presentation (8 minute presentation, 2 minute questions)

Presentation slides: Powerpoint 2016 format (.pptx)

Storage devices: Portable USB drives

If video and/or sound is 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. 


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))

Submission: Email your abstract to

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. 


Each year, the Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences Postgraduate Student Conference relies on the generous support of it's sponsors to provide students with a platform to develop their research and professional skills. We would like to thank the following 2018 sponsors.

Gold Package Sponsors: Vald Performance

Silver Sponsors: Sports Medicine Australia, Exercise & Sports Science Australia Queensland Chapter, Queensland Firebirds & Netball Queensland



 Special mention: Rocktape



Conference details - Friday 5 October 7:30am-5pm and Saturday 6 October 8am-12noon

Registrations are now open! You will be able to register until Friday September 28 using the following link:

Getting there

The conference will be held at the on level 2 of the Global Change Institute (Building 20, UQ St Lucia)

View on UQ Maps

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We encourage all attendees to utilise public transport when travelling to UQ St Lucia. Translink can advise suitable times when travelling by bus, train or ferry. 

Otherwise parking is available for a fee on campus.

Social events

Networking Event

Friday 5th October 5:00-7:00pm

Global Change Institute

Staff House Rd, SAINT LUCIA 


Social Event

Saturday 6th October 1:00-4:00pm

Graceville Croquet Club