Tuesday, 26 October

Research Week 2021

"In Children's Voices"


Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
Contact: Rebekah Grace, Christine Woodrow and Lynn Kemp 

The Research Centre for Transforming early Education and Child Health (TeEACH) brings together researchers from diverse disciplines across the University who are committed to improving the lives and well-being of children and their families, especially when their lives are impacted by adversity. Our members share a vision, that no child  will have their potential limited by the circumstances into which they are born and live. 

At TeEACH, our research seeks to be transformative: transformative in the way research is conducted; transformative in the way children, families and community members are engaged in decision-making; and transformative in the way systems, services and supports are designed and delivered.
 In accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child declaration that children have a right to be heard on matters affecting them, and with recognition of children’s dignity and citizenship, research conducted at TeEACH is characterised by strategies that authentically engage and feature children’s voices and supports their participation as agents of positive change.

WSU Research Society presents highlights from Western’s HDR Conference 2021

Graduate Research School 

Time: 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
Contact: Facilitated by the Research Continuity Student Council, Matthew Spencer and Alexie Papanicolaou
Type: Webinar

Join us in celebrating Western’s research students in an event organised by the Research Continuity Student Council and the Western Sydney University Research Society. Led by HDR students for HDR students, the group will provide a short overview of their Western-wide activities during the COVID-19 pandemic and invite the audience to suggest what the future can look like.
The second part of the event will be the winning oral presentations from Western’s HDR Conference 2021, one from each of Western’s Research Themes (“Education and Work”, “Environment and Sustainability”, “Health and Wellbeing”, and “Urban living, futures and society”).  

Traumatic Stress: An Introduction

Translational Health Research Institute

Time: 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Contact: Anna Denejkina, Elizabeth Conroy and Natalie Morrison
Type: Webinar

Are you interested in learning about traumatic stress and traumatic stress research?

Organised and presented by THRI’s Trauma and Resilience Research Group, Traumatic Stress: An Introduction provides an introductory webinar on traumatic stress and traumatic stress research. In this webinar you will learn about what traumatic stress is and what it looks like; types of traumatic stress (including individual, collective, complex, intergenerational, and transgenerational); who is affected by trauma; hot topic issues in traumatic stress research; what traumatic stress research is, including the ethical complexities of conducting this type of research; and why it is important to have a network of support and collaboration in this field. The webinar will conclude with a Research Spotlight, highlighting the trauma research work conducted by members of the Trauma and Resilience Research Group. 

This webinar welcomes attendance from all Western Sydney University students and staff, particularly research candidates interested in this domain of research.

Research Impact Competition


Time: 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm
Contact: Shantala Mohan
Type: Webinar

Early and mid-career academics have three minutes to present, in layman’s terms, the positive impact of their research in addressing a wide-range of societal issues and real life challenges (using one slide).