Pre-Conference & Conference Workshops


Pre-conference Short Course 1  |  Pre-conference Short Course 2 | Student Workshop - Translation of Research | Student Panel Discussion - Life During and After PhD
 

1. 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
Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Room P8 on Plaza Level
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 j.olivier@unsw.edu.au. Please note, attendees will be asked to bring their own laptop computers to use during the workshop.
 

2. Pre-conference Short Course

Research and Practitioner Partnerships - A match made in heaven...and through conferences!


Presenter: Associate Professor Ioni Lewis, Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland
Date: Sunday 24th November
Time: 1.00PM - 5.00PM
Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Room P9 on Plaza Level
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.

Speed dating, networking and building relationships are not just parts of millennial dating life but also part of successful research and project collaboration. Through this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to meet and identify new contacts who could potentially assist with future research and project work, as well as provide informal mentor/buddy opportunities during the conference and after! 

The workshop will be divided into two parts, the first will be facilitated 'speed networking' whilst the second will feature a panel discussion covering case studies of good/innovative examples of using resources and connections effectively, to make things happen despite limited funds, knowledge or partnerships to achieve a goal. Panellists will then address personal current/upcoming challenges and what they think they need/who/what skills might be helpful, opening opportunities between panellists and workshop attendees. 

All enquiries regarding the course content can be emailed directly to Associate Professor Ioni Lewis at i.lewis@qut.edu.au.

Workshops sponsored by CARRS-Q


STUDENT WORKSHOP - TRANSLATION OF RESEARCH


Presenter: A/Professor Sharon Newnam, Monash University Accident Research Centre
Date: Monday 25th November
Time: 5:15PM - 6:15PM
Venue: TBC

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: The panel will consist of 4 panellists currently working in academia and government / industry
Date: Wednesday 27th November
Time: 1:15PM - 2:45PM
Venue: TBC

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