Pre-Conference & Conference Workshops

Pre-conference Short Course  |  Student Workshop - Translation of Research | Student Panel Discussion - Life During and After PhD

Pre-conference Short Course

How do we know if population-based interventions reduce injury?
A short course on interrupted time series methods

Presenter: Professor Jake Olivier, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New South Wales
Date: Sunday 24th November
Time: 1.00PM - 5.00PM
Location: Room P8, Plaza Level, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: $75 for conference delegates and $125 for non-conference attendees

To book for this pre-conference short course, please do so via the registration process.

This workshop is aimed at researchers and practitioners who are familiar with the basics of statistics and linear regression.

The workshop will use one or more existing injury data sets to illustrate how to use software and interpret statistical results.

  • Introduction to key elements of interrupted time series
  • Linear and generalised linear models
  • Statistical software for linear and generalised linear models
  • Segmented regression
  • Estimating trajectories and basics of counterfactual comparisons
  • Estimating and interpreting autocorrelation
  • Fitting linear and generalised linear models with dependent observations
  • Interrupted time series with control groups
  • Data visualisation of interrupted time series data and models
  • Guidelines for improving ITS design and analysis

All enquiries regarding the course content can be emailed directly to Professor Olivier at [email protected]. Please note, attendees will be asked to bring their own laptop computers to use during the workshop.

Workshops sponsored by CARRS-Q


Presenter: A/Professor Sharon Newnam, Monash University Accident Research Centre
Date: Monday 25th November
Time: 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Location: Room P8, Plaza Level, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Workshop Outline:

  • What is translation of research?
  • Why is translation of research important?
  • Embedding translation into the research design
  • Case study of best practice in research translation

Target Audience:

  • PhD students and ECRs in injury prevention

About the Presenter
Associate Professor Sharon Newnam is an organisational psychologist with the Monash University Accident Research Centre. Sharon has published widely in the area of workplace road safety from a systems-thinking perspective.  She has made significant contributions to improving safety through the development and implementation of two world-first workplace road safety training programs focused on drivers and management. 

Sharon is a prolific author and has published her work in various academic and media outlets. She is an Associate Editor of the leading safety journal, Safety Science. Sharon was invited by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) to be an international member of the Standing Committee on Truck and Bus Safety. She is also Chair of the Carrier Safety Management Subcommittee of the Standing Committee on Truck and Bus Safety.

STUDENT panel discussion - life during & after phd

Panel Members: Dr. Amy Richardson, A/Professor Bridget Kool, A/Professor Janneke Berecki-Gisolf, A/Professor Rebecca Mitchell & A/Professor Richard Franklin
Date: Wednesday 27th November
Time: 1:15PM - 2:45PM
LocationRoom P9, Plaza Level, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Topics for Discussion:

  • A little about yourself and your career?
  • What was your most valuable learning from your PhD experience?
  • What are some of the things you wish you knew while doing your PhD?
  • How did your PhD help you in choosing your career?
  • What do you look for when hiring PhD graduates?
  • 10 minutes will be reserved towards the end of the discussion to entertain audience questions.

Target Audience:

  • PhD students and ECRs in injury prevention