Research Week

Research Week celebrates research at Western Sydney University and is an opportunity for staff, students and the community to see the exciting research, facilities and talent at the University.

One of the highlights of Research Week is the annual Research Impact Competition. This event showcases research from across all of the University’s research themes to an audience of external stakeholders, staff and students. One researcher is selected from each School and Institute to compete in the competition and they must present their research in just five minutes using a single PowerPoint slide.

For further information about Research Week, please contact Sandra Lawrence at sg.lawrence@westernsydney.edu.au

Research Week Events

Education and Work

Resilience for the West: Education and Work

Resilience for the West: Education and Work

Monday 22 October 2018 | 9:30am – 1:30pm
Parramatta South Campus

Discover partnerships between migrant and refugee communities and organisations and researchers at Western Sydney University.

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Research Creation Showcase: Creative Cities

Research Creation Showcase: Creative Cities

Monday 22 October 2018 | 11:00am – 6:00pm
Riverside Theatres Parramatta

Attend a Creative Industries Forum and increase your awareness of creative practice as research executed by staff and postgraduate students at Western Sydney University.

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Launch of Western Sydney University Partnership with Kinderling Radio

Launch of Western Sydney University Partnership with Kinderling Radio

Monday 22 October 2018 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Westmead Campus

Attend the partnership launch of the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development at Western Sydney University and Kinderling Radio.

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Research and Graduate Research at Western Sydney University

Gender UNLIMITED

Gender UNLIMITED*

Tuesday 23 October 2018 |9:30am – 2:00pm
Parramatta City Campus

Attend a special new public-access seminar series designed to promote progressive and productive conversation around gender equality.

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Sports Stadia and the Fan Experience

Sports Stadia and the Fan Experience: The Way Forward for Western Sydney

Tuesday 23 October 2018 | 9:30am – 1:00pm
Parramatta City Campus

An opportunity to respond to ideas, raised in the presentations, in a wide ranging and interactive expert panel discussion.

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Higher Degree Research Showcase

Higher Degree Research Showcase

Tuesday 23 October 2018 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Parramatta City Campus

Peter Shergold Building | Level 9 foyer
169 Macquarie Street | Parramatta NSW 2150

View the research of higher degree students at Western Sydney University in poster, image or video format.

No registration is needed for this event.

Research Impact Competition

Research Impact Competition

Tuesday 23 October 2018 | 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Parramatta City Campus

Early and mid-career academics have five minutes and one slide to present, in layman’s terms, the impact their research has made and its practical uses.

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Health and Wellbeing

Novel Treatments for Binge Eating Disorders

Novel Treatments for Binge Eating Disorders

Tuesday 23 October 2018 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Parramatta City Campus

Dr Anja Hilbert will give an overview of the efficacy of current psychological and medical treatments for Binge Eating Disorders.

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Cultivating Resilience among the Health Professions

Cultivating Resilience among the Health Professions

Wednesday 24 October 2018 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Parramatta City Campus

Western Sydney University researchers and representatives from across the health sector explore strategies to build resilience within the workplace and enhance the personal resilience of healthcare workers.

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Research Allies: LGBTIQ Health & Wellbeing Research

Research Allies: LGBTIQ Health and Wellbeing Research by Ally Network

Wednesday 24 October 2018 | 9:30am – 1:30pm
Parramatta South Campus

This symposium explores ways to better collaborate on translating our impressive body of LGBTIQ-related health and wellbeing research into improved lived experience.

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Urban Living Futures and Society

Keynote address by Prof Lars Coenen

Keynote address by Prof Lars Coenen

Thursday 25 October 2018 | 4.30pm – 7:00pm
Liverpool City Campus

This event sees Professor Lars Coenen, the City of Melbourne Chair of Resilient Cities, discuss various ways in which cities can improve their resilience to sustainability challenges.

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Urban Resilience and Community Development

Urban Resilience and Community Development in the Context of Australia and Asia Pacific

Thursday 25 October 2018 | 9:00am – 2:00pm
Bankstown Campus

Academics, researchers and policymakers discuss the formation and transformation of urban centres and dwellings with a particular focus on urban community resilience and sustainability.

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Environment and Sustainability

Biodiversity Resilience in Sydney and Surrounds

Biodiversity Resilience in Sydney and Surrounds

Friday 26 October 2018 |9:30am – 12:00pm
Hawkesbury Campus

Keynote presentations and group discussions on the work contributing to the protection of threatened natural areas in urban/peri-urban environments in Sydney and surrounds.

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Embracing the Value of Waste

Embracing the Value of Waste

Friday 26 October 2018 | 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Hawkesbury Campus

Keynote presentations followed by a group discussion involving Western Sydney University staff and external stakeholders, aimed at identifying waste diversion and resource management activities and opportunities.

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