2018 Postgraduate Research Symposium: Exploring Opportunities

The 2018 Postgraduate Research Symposium: Exploring Opportunities was held on Friday, 16 November at UNSW Sydney.

The Symposium showcased the work of postgraduate students and explored opportunities in research, career and collaboration. The full event program and abstract booklet is available here. A selection of photos from the event are available here.

A number of presentations from the event are available below. For any additional enquiries please contact postgrad.symposium@unsw.edu.au.

Session 1: Prevention and Intervention

Isaac Addo, Centre for Social Research in Health

Finding Durable Solutions to Post-Migration Risks of Adiposity: a study of Australian residents of SSA ancestry

David Coombs, Nura Gili Indigenous Studies

 

Aboriginal Medical Services in a challenging policy environment

Jennifer Debenham, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

 

The Illicit Project Pilot Study

Sara Farnbach, The George Institute

 

‘We’re here to listen and help them as well’: Staff and patient perceptions about participating in research

Session 2: Vulnerable Populations

Samantha Colledge, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre The prevalence of non-fatal overdose among people who inject drugs
Phillip Keen, The Kirby Institute

Advanced HIV diagnoses among gay and bisexual men in Australia 2007-2016: results from an analysis of national HIV surveillance

Laila Khawar, The Kirby Institute

 

Defining elimination of genital warts - A Delphi Study

Richard Mellor, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Untreated Remission from Alcohol Problems

Ye Zhang, The Kirby Institute Balancing the risks and the benefits of using HIV self-testing among gay and bisexual men

Session 3: Global Health

Rabiah Adawiyah, The Kirby Institute The cost and cost-effectiveness of scaling up of HIV and Syphilis testing in low and middle income countries: a systematic review
Hawa Camara, The Kirby Institute Perceptions and experience of care around cervical cancer and point of care expert HPV-DNA cervical screening in Papua New Guinea
Cliff Chen, Social Policy Research Centre

 

Chinese queer migrants in Oz
Adam Craig, The Kirby Institute Enhancing outbreak early warning surveillance in resource-limited Pacific Island Countries and Territories
Defeng Jin, Centre for Social Research in Health

More than a virus: a study of hepatitis B related stigma and discrimination among Chinese immigrants living in Australia

Christopher Tumwine, Centre for Social Research in Health Social support and access to and use of HIV testing, treatment and care in two fishing communities around Lake Victoria in Uganda

Session 4: Translational Research

Beth Catlett, The Kirby Institute

Evaluation of the Hologic Aptima HCV Quant Dx assay for detection of HCV RNA from dried blood spots

Philip Clare, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre Exposure-affected Time-varying Confounding in non-randomised longitudinal research
Samira Hosseini Hooshyar, The Kirby Institute

Risk behaviour and reinfection: Longitudinal sexual and drug use behaviours among HIV/HCV coinfected population in Australia

Annie Madden, Centre for Social Research in Health

“The Quest for Legitimacy” - Power & Performativity of Drug User Representation in High Level Drug Policy Settings

Vivienne Moxham-Hall, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
 

Exploring opportunities to use indexes for the measurement of laws and other public health policy interventions in drug policy reform

Madeline News, Nura Gili Indigenous Studies Closing the Gap? Critical perspectives of health policy and Indigenous self-determination

 

The Symposium was a collaborative event hosted by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), The Kirby Institute (KI), Centre for Social Research in Health (CSRH), Black Dog Institute (BDI), Centre for Big Data Research in Health (CBDRH) and Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) at UNSW Sydney.