Thursday, 30 October 2014

Our students prove that research is more than just about writing

Not only have our students been working hard on their research, but they have also been busy attending various conferences and presenting their work. Though they may spend a lot of time writing and researching, many of our students continue to attend forums where they can disseminate their findings and learn from fellow researchers.


Jessica Harding was a finalist for the clinical young investigators award at the Australian Diabetes Society/Australian Diabetes Education Conference, August 2014, in Melbourne. The topic of her work: "Mortality trends among type 1 and type 2 diabetes in Australia 2000-2010".

Jessica also recently presented at the Australiasian Epidemiology Association Conference, October 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. Jessica's presentation was titled "Cancer risk in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in Australia: Disentangling true associations, detection bias, and reverse causation"

Click here to read more about Jessica's research. 

Photo taken around  Flattop Mountain which is about
1/2 hour out of Anchorage
Evelyn Wong presented two talks at the International Epidemiology Assocation World Congress on Epidemiology in Anchorage, Alaska, 17-21 August 2014. These talks were titled "The impact of trends in obesity and diabetes on physical disability in Australian elderly" and "Duration of obesity and incident hypertension in adults from the Framingham Heart Study".  For the World Congress of Epidemiology, Evelyn received 2 travel awards/grants - the Monash University Postgraduate Travel Grant as well as Baker IDI Bright Sparks Travel Award.

Three PhD candidates (Emma Gearon, Winda Ng and Alexandra Chung) attended the Australian and
Emma presenting at the ANZOS conference.
New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting in Sydney from 16-18 October. Emma was invited to present an oral presentation of her recent work titled "The role of dietary and physical activity behaviours in educational differnces in weight gain among Australian adults - the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study".

Winda and Alexandra also presented posters of their recent work. Winda's poster title: "The association between obesity and excessive daytime sleepiness in Australian workers". Alexandra's poster title: "Trends in child and adolescent obesity prevalence according to socioeconomic position: a systematic review".

Click here to read more about Alexandra's research.

Mutsa with her poster
PhD candidate Mutsa Mutowo has just had her abstract published in the Journal of Hypertension. This was for a poster presentation that she delivered for the Joint Meeting ESH-ISH Hypertension conference held in Athens Greece, 13-16 June 2014. The title of Mutsa's poster was Cardiometabolic diseases in zimbabwe: an analysis of national mortality data.

She will also be presenting a poster at the State of the Heart Meeting in Adelaide, being held 26-28 November 2014, for her abstract titled, "Cardiometabolic diseases in Zimbabwe: an analysis of national mortality data".

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