Email addresses

Please ensure that you are using the correct email address when sending to a team inbox. hdr.med@enquire.uq.edu.au have been receiving some emails that are intended for med.hr@uq.edu.au.

2019 End of year finance deadlines

Year end is just around the corner and Finance deadlines have been advised. To ensure we meet the year end timetable can you please ensure transactions are submitted according to the timetable. Contact your local transaction team member for further advice. CI’s should check My Balance to ensure any transactions related to projects coming to an end are processed. Contact your local advisory member for further advice on your project status.

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People and culture 

QMO Christmas Concert 2019

Faculty staff, students and alumni are raising funds for Women`s Legal Services QLD with the Queensland Medical Orchestra, bringing joy to our community with carols and Christmas tunes. A concert for the whole family to enjoy, don’t forget to buy tickets early, to be sure not to miss out! Sunday 8 December at 2pm, St Laurence's College Edmund Rice Performing Arts Centre, South Brisbane.

New Professor in Health Services Research

Professor Jason Pole has been appointed to a newly established position at CHSR – Professor in Health Services Research. Jason is currently a senior scientist at the Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario and an Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. His background is in epidemiology, data linkage, data analytics, most recently applied in the clinical domains of paediatric oncology. 

In his new role at CHSR, he plans to broaden his interests to link to many of the current programs of research, within and beyond the Centre, while retaining his involvement in cancer research. He will take up the position in mid-January 2020.

Jian Zhou Memorial Oration 2019

The Jian Zhou Memorial Oration took place last month at the Translational Research Institute (TRI) in Brisbane. Many friends, including VC Peter Høj and Professor Ian Frazer convened to celebrate the special event and enjoyed a special presentation from Professor Fabienne Mackay, student travel awards and the unveiling of the bronze bust in memory of Dr Jian Zhou, co-discoverer of the world’s first cancer vaccine. The bust was unveiled by Dr Zhou’s wife, Dr Xiao-Yi Sun, and son Andreas Zhou. This memorial will be installed at TRI soon, and will serve as a lasting tribute to Dr Zhou and his legacy of hard work and innovation that led to the development of Gardasil. His efforts, and that of his research team as well as numerous supporters and philanthropic donors, put Australia on track to be the first county to eradicate cervical cancer. Please enjoy this link to the evening’s photos.

40 years celebrated in style

This month, 119 alumni from the Medicine Class of 1979 gathered on the Gold Coast for their reunion. The group shared inspiring stories of careers that have taken them around the globe as well as tales of triumph through adversity. Classmates John Bashford and Jeffrey Forgan-Smith addressed philanthropy through UQ, and classmates contributed more than $5500 towards medical student scholarships!

Generosity exemplified on Giving Day

Enormous thanks to everyone who supported UQ’s first Giving Day. Faculty of Medicine donors contributed more than $144,000 to the Medicine Scholarship Endowment and other funds, part of over $2.1 million raised by 1395 donors across UQ. Special thanks to our Giving Day Ambassadors who helped promote this inaugural initiative. For more info, or to make a gift, email: med.advancement@uq.edu.au.

Nominate a remarkable Queenslander today

Now in its 20th year, the Queensland Greats Awards recognise the efforts and achievements of remarkable individuals and institutions for their invaluable contribution to the history and development of our great state. Nominations are open across three categories: individual, institution, and posthumous. Please send your suggested nominees to ResearchAwards@research.uq.edu.au before 24 December.

Entries now open for the Microscopy Image Competition

It’s time to celebrate the beauty in the microscopic! Submit your most artistic image in the inaugural Microscopy Image Competition for the chance to win a $200 gift voucher. Images must have been taken on Faculty of Medicine or TRI equipment in 2019, with the winner to be announced at the Faculty of Medicine Excellence Awards. Entries close 15 November 2019.

Skin check - St Lucia campus

Apart from protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the sun, early detection of skin cancer can greatly increase the chances of successful treatment. Book in for a 15 minute body skin check, and a specialist will examine your skin in areas of concern. 25, 26 and 29 November, VIP Room and Board Room, UQ Centre. Book now.

Bupa Heart Health Check

Regular health checks can be a great way to get a snapshot of how healthy you are. You will receive a personal results card and the chance to talk with a nurse on how to improve your health. 27 and 28 November, 9.30am—4.30pm, UQ Centre, St Lucia campus. Book your 15 minute check now

Book your 10 minute massage

Massage chairs are provided in a private room, allowing you to take a break from your busy schedule. You'll be able to enjoy a seated neck, back or shoulder massage. Thursday 5 December, 9.30am—2pm, Oral Health Centre, Room 7119. Book now.

Cherish Challenge Larapinta 2020

In 2020, Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation is going bush for women’s cancer! The Cherish Challenge is being taken to the red centre of Australia, where groups of bold individuals will trek the epic Larapinta trail to help raise funds for much-needed research into gynaecological cancer at UQ. The Larapinta Trail is a six-day moderate, guided hike starting from Alice Springs, Northern Territory with several start dates in mid-2020. You can register or find out more here.

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Teaching and learning

Student-Staff Partnership project submissions are now open for 2020

Student-Staff Partnerships provide a valuable opportunity for staff and students to work collaboratively on projects, on committees, or via focus groups and feedback sessions. The Partnership Project initiative seeks to enable students and staff to collaborate across three streams:

  • Teaching and learning
  • Governance and strategy
  • Student experience. 

Closing date for Round 1 2020 is 24 November 2019. Find out more.

Whole-of-Program Assessment Design: Guarding Against “Failure to Fail” in Medical Education

Presented by Professor Sandra Joy Kemp, Director of Learning and Teaching at Curtin Medical School, Curtin University. This presentation focusses on key elements for whole-of-program assessment design, seen as a system of assessment, rather than a collection of single assessment tasks. The impact of the extent to which a whole-of-program assessment design is coherent, continuous, comprehensive and purposes-driven will be considered. The implications of design on progression, the "failure to fail" phenomenon, identifying performing/underperforming students, feedback, and defensibility of pass/fail decisions in high-stakes contexts will be discussed. 11 November 2019, 11.45am—1pm, 0883-4311 Oral Health Centre.

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Professional development 

Upcoming Health, Safety and Wellness events

  • Communicating across cultures: Wednesday 20 November 2019, 1—4pm, Room 2060, TRI. Book now.

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Visit the Faculty Research Alert page

Genome Innovation Hub - 2020 External Project Applications now open

The Genome Innovation Hub (GIH) is a University of Queensland initiative that aims to develop innovative approaches to advance technologies in structural and functional analysis of genomes. GIH is currently inviting applications from UQ research groups interested in 2020 collaborations on projects that develop breakthroughs and methodologies in the areas of health, agriculture and environment. To find out more about the application process, selection criteria and submission guidelines, just head to their website. Applications close 2 December 2019.

Workshops for Statisticians and Non-statisticians

Insight Research Services Associated is proud to be presenting three workshops at the University of Queensland in November/December 2019.

*  November 28-29:  A Gentle Introduction to Statistics in SPSS and R
*  December 2-3:  Introduction to Linear and Logistic Regression
*  December 6-7:  Introduction to Longitudinal Data Analysis
These workshops are aimed at non-statisticians as well as statisticians new to these fields. Please visit our website for more information. For questions please contact Mark Griffin at m.griffin@insightrsa.com or by phone on 0448 176 926.

TIA’s Pipeline Accelerator High Throughput Screening Support Scheme

Researchers and SMEs will benefit from Therapeutic Innovation Australia (TIA)’s Pipeline Accelerator High Throughput Screening Support Scheme which enables access by meritorious projects to a national network of small molecule screening centres. Closes 15 November 2019. Apply here.

Getting Research into Policy and Practice (GRiPP) Workshops – 4 December 2019

The Centre for Policy Futures offers full-day workshops to help UQ researchers navigate Australia’s policy landscape. The workshops include a short presentation on how to write a submission for a public inquiry. The next workshop is scheduled for 4 December 2019 and interested researchers can contact Rachael Hazell to register.

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SPH Seminar Series

Joshua Creamer will present Reconciliation, stolen wages and Australia’s First Peoples: Creating change for the better. Joshua Creamer is a barrister-at-law who specialises in class actions and native title. He is a Waanyi and Kalkadoon man, and was the past president of the Indigenous Lawyers Association of Queensland. By special arrangement, Mr Creamer has agreed to deliver a rare presentation on his experiences, the importance of the cases to Indigenous reconciliation in this state, and the follow-on implications for Indigenous inequity. Thursday 14 November 2019, 1—2pm, followed by morning tea, ES Meyers Lecture Theatre, Room, UQ Mayne Medical School. Register now.

SBMS Industry Engagement Workshop

Monday 18 November, 9am–1pm, QBI Level 7 Seminar Room. Learn how to better engage industry. All welcome! Tailored for researchers, ECRs and students. Speakers include Professor Tony Weiss (University of Sydney), Anna Daniel (Innovation Connections), Craig Belcher (UniQuest) and Dr Fiona Simpson (UQDI). Morning tea and lunch provided. Please RSVP for catering purposes.

SBMS Seminar Series

Professor François Hug (Nantes University, France) will present Individual muscle coordination signatures: Origins and consequences. Monday, 25 November, 1pm-2pm, 63-358, St Lucia campus. No registration required.

UQCCR Seminar Series

Jim Kalokerinos will present on Why this? Why you? Why now? Whether it be clinical research, partnering, receiving a grant or an investment, a clear understanding of “why” will help you reach your objective. Wednesday 20 November 12-1pm, UQCCR Auditorium. 

Health Services Research Workshop

Hear from experts driving health services research, presenting on topics including artificial intelligence, digital health, health economics, consumer-led research, utilising interprofessional practice and levergaing education formats to understand the true value of HSR on the health system. Friday 22 November 2019, 8am—4.15pm, UQ Oral Health Centre Auditorium. Register online or view the agenda.

Brisbane Pain Research Symposium 2019

Hosted by the IMB Centre for Pain Research, this free whole-day symposium at UQ is open to all members of the community with an interest in advancing pain research and treatments. This upcoming student-led event brings together pain research groups from different disciplines across Brisbane and provides a platform for researchers at all career stages to showcase their work alongside leading national and international speakers in the field. The deadline for abstract submissions is 25 October 2019. Register and find out more online.

Medical Program Quarterly Fora December 2019

The next Medical Program forum will focus on the MD2025. 4 December, 12.30—17.30pm, Oral Health Auditorium. Register.

Behaviour change for better health symposium — Friday 6 December

The symposium will bring together academics, clinicians and researchers from different disciplines to discuss behaviour change in the management of a wide range of health conditions and how this influences service delivery models. This is a full-day event and will include keynote addresses from Professor Sarah Dean, Exeter University and Professor Catherine Haslam, The University of Queensland along with a line-up of guest speakers, a panel discussion and structured networking to conclude the event. Find out more or register online

QMO Christmas Concert 2019

Faculty staff, students and alumni are raising funds for Women`s Legal Services QLD with the Queensland Medical Orchestra, bringing joy to our community with carols and Christmas tunes. A concert for the whole family to enjoy, don’t forget to buy tickets early, to be sure not to miss out! Sunday 8 December at 2pm, St Laurence's College Edmund Rice Performing Arts Centre, South Brisbane.

ASI Conference

Join us for the 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology. The conference aims to provide another innovative and dynamic scientific program spread over five days. Call for abstracts close 30 August. 8–12 December, Adelaide Convention Centre. 



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2019 Ramaciotti Health Investment Grants

Dr Leanne Sakzewski has been awarded a 2019 Ramaciotti Health Investment Grant for her project “Intensive rehabilitation to improve motor skills of children, aged 2 to 5 years, with bilateral cerebral palsy”. Read the media release.

Congratulations to our finishing PhD students 

The Children’s Health and Environment Program have the following PhD students finishing this year:

  • Javier Cortes-Ramirez: Incorporating Epidemiological Studies into Integrated Environmental Health Impact Assessment of Coal Mining
  • Johanna Schagen: Establishing a wound healing model in well differentiated cultures of primary human nasal epithelial cells
  • Mai Ly Luong : Evaluating the Effects of Atmospheric Environment on Children’s Health in Hanoi, Vietnam

Are you the caregiver of a typically developing child aged between 7-14 years? We need your help!

Researchers at the Child Health Research Centre are doing a study to assess health outcomes of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. As a comparison, we are looking to gather information from Australian caregivers and typically developing children. If you are interested, please contact sophia.young@uqconnect.edu.au. Download the flyer.

Upcoming events

Get involved by attending CHRC and other seminar series and events listed here.

Children’s Neuroscience Research Symposium: Emerging Management Therapies for Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders

This international two-day symposium is open to all researchers, clinicians, health professionals, nursing and allied health staff with an interest in the most recent evidence informing the rare neurodevelopmental disorders clinical research. Emerging research will be showcased across a range of neurodevelopmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Refractory Epilepsy, CDKL5 and Angelman’s Syndrome. Registration is free of charge with light refreshments provided. Register or submit an abstract. 6—7 February 2020, Level 7, Auditorium, Queensland Children's Hospital.



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Nominations for the 2019 Centre for Health Services Research Awards are now open

We are excited to announce the inaugural Centre for Health Services Research Awards, an annual event to celebrate the achievements of our team and to reflect on the successes of 2019. These awards form an important part of our approach to recognition and reward. They provide an opportunity for staff to acknowledge the achievements of colleagues across all levels of the organisation. Nominate now.

Welcome to Solveig Litchfield

Solveig Litchfield (aka Solly) recently joined COH as a Curriculum Module Developer. Solly’s role focuses on updating and developing online telehealth course content. With an extensive eLearning background in both curriculum development and teaching within vocational education, Solly will be looking to bring contemporary methodologies and theory to the pedagogy. Solly has qualifications in Exercise Science and Nutrition, as well as Business Management and is looking forward to working with Sisira and the Education and Training team. Please introduce yourself to Solly and make her feel welcome.

News from the Substance Use and Mental Health Unit

  • Associate Professor Jason Ferris was invited to give a keynote presentation about substance use epidemiology at the international conference “Testing the Waters: 4th International Conference on Wastewater analysis“.
  • A research publication on the recreational use of nitrous oxide and peripheral neuropathy; drawing on a sample of 15000 people has also been released (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0269881119882532)
  • Jason and Dr Cheneal Puljevic will also be travelling to Hobart, Tasmania to present at an international conference – Australasian Professional Society of Alcohol and Drugs (http://www.apsadconference2019.com.au/) – a symposia related to their recent project: QUeensland Alcohol-related violence and Night Time Economy Monitoring

Welcome to Claire Orford

Claire Orford has recently joined the CHSR team as a project manager. Claire’s role will focus on developing a consultancy framework to support the delivery of consultancy services by the CHSR team. Claire has a background in organisational design and process improvement and has worked in a variety of consultancy firms, from academic institutes to large corporates. Originally from Ireland, Claire has recently moved to Brisbane from Wellington, New Zealand and can be found most lunchbreaks outside enjoying the sun.

Welcome to Emma Thomas

Dr Emma Thomas recently joined COH as a Research Fellow. Emma has an impressive clinical and research background – with qualifications in speech pathology and public health. Emma was recently awarded her PhD (University of Melbourne) which was focused on cardiac rehabilitation, and supported by an NHMRC postgraduate scholarship. Emma will be working with Professor Anthony Smith on various telehealth projects and funding applications, involving Indigenous communities, adult and aged care services, and remote monitoring. 

Thirsty Thursday

On the first Thursday of every month, CHSR is inviting all staff to attend drinks at the Norman Hotel from 4.30pm. Please come along for a drink and some laughs! Everyone is welcome.

Upcoming events

Get involved by attending CHSR and other seminar series and events listed here.

PhD Confirmation Seminar

Georgina Hobson, Centre for Online Health, CHSR will present on mHealth for Dementia Awareness and Support with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. 14 November, 3pm, Telepresence Room, PAH Telehealth Centre.

Mid candidature review

Dr Sarah Brown, Advanced Trainee in Geriatric Medicine will present on Clinical Utility of Comprehensive Assessment of Frailty in Patients with Advanced Kidney Disease. Thursday 21 November, 1—2pm, Telepresence Room, PAH Hospital.


View archived announcements from CHSR

MD2025 – Curriculum Review

There has been great enthusiasm and interest in the medical program curriculum review. Over 650 colleagues have contributed to the design process so far. 

We have three more workshops with colleagues planned for mid November across sites in Brisbane. These workshops will be a great opportunity to review early drafts of the program design and to continue the conversation about the doctor of the future.

Medical Leadership Program (MLP) - applications open

In a fast-changing and challenging profession, doctors increasingly require influential leadership and business management skills. Technical expertise aside, to be an excellent medical practitioner you must effectively make decisions, communicate, negotiate, and work collaboratively with stakeholders.

The Medical Leadership Program (MLP), a tailor-made Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership (GCBusLead) addresses these challenges.  The MLP is open to current doctors in Australia and domestic UQ medical students and current doctors.  Applications are now open until 31 January.

2019 MSOD Survey - now open for final year medical students

We need your help to encourage our final year medical students to participate in the national Medical Schools Outcomes Database (MSOD) survey. Data collected by the MSOD survey provides valuable insights into our students and the national cohort, in areas such as student background, demographics, experience during medical school, and career preferences. The survey gives students a voice and informs and contributes to medical education and health workforce policy and initiatives being developed by medical schools, government and other key stakeholders in Australia.

The MSOD Survey is open to all final year medical students in Australia, from the domestic and international onshore cohorts. Students who complete the survey by 31 December 2019 will have the opportunity to win $1000. The survey will only take 10 minutes of their time to complete - if you have contact with final year medical students, please encourage them to have their say. Read more about the MSOD survey.

Upcoming events

Get involved by attending seminar series and events listed here.

Medical Program Quarterly Fora December 2019

The next Medical Program forum will focus on the MD2025. 4 December, 12.30—17.30pm, Oral Health Auditorium. Register.


View archived announcements from the Medical Dean Portfolio

Important Information for researchers

Find out more about the ethics and governance review processes at Mater Research, how the Mater Clinical Trials Unit can assist with your clinical research activity, what is support available for researchers as well as all the necessary forms, guidelines, key contacts and resources needed to conduct research projects at Mater Research. 

Support services for researchers

Mater Research provides a range of administrative, funding and development services to support Mater researchers, enabling them to wholly focus on their research. Learn more.


From the Head of School

Please join with me in congratulating Oliver Rawashdeh (promoted to Level C) and Lisa Kaminskas, Johan Rosengren and Kylie Tucker (promoted to Level D). Congratulations of a more personal nature are extended to Simone Moyle and Lisa as they both gave birth to healthy baby girls.

Two events during Teaching and Learning Week had several staff members honoured for their teaching efforts. At the HEA@UQ Celebration, Tracey Langfield was awarded a certificate for a Higher Education Senior Fellowship, while Louise Ainscough, Judit Kibedi and Suja Pilllai were awarded certificates for Higher Education Fellowships. At the Faculty of Medicine Teaching and Learning Awards Showcase, Lorenzo Odierna received a Tutor, Clinical, Research or Professional Practice Supervisors Award, Melissa Reichelt received an Early Career Citations Award, and Louise Ainscough received a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning Award. It is great to see our staff being honoured for their teaching efforts.

Congratulations also go to Jeremy Hunt who received a Library Excellence Award for his SCIE3220 research project following his winter research semester with Oliver Rawashdeh’s group.  

An announcement was made at the last School Executive Meeting that Ethan Scott and his research team (Gilles Vanwalleghem, Lena Constantin, Itia Favre-Bulle, Maya Wilde and Emmanuel Marquez-Legorreta) will move to QBI from January 2020. We wish them all the best in their future research endeavours. 

The inaugural SBMS HDR Retreat, organised by Mike Piper, Jacinta Conroy, Elena-Laura Budusan and Declan Gorman, was recently held in Maroochydore. Topics of discussion included career development, available facilities within SBMS and future career directions and opportunities. Importantly, the students had a chance to pull together and develop more of a cohort experience. Much positive feedback has been received, so thanks to all those who helped organise and run this successful event.

Nick Lavidis’ amazing Greek lunch saw nearly 40 staff, students and others donate almost $4K to benefit the Lavidis Grant in Aid to assist SBMS students in critical financial need. We thank all donors, especially as their gift was matched by the Faculty of Medicine. 

Tori Darnell (from Faculty Advancement) also wanted to pass on her sincere thanks to your enthusiasm, generosity and support around UQ’s first Giving Day. Across UQ, more than $2M was raised for a variety of causes, and our Faculty received donations of more than $144K for research and student scholarships.

A special thanks to Trudi and the staff on Level 1 MacGregor for hosting a delightful ‘Halloween’ morning tea on Thursday, 31 October.

Date savers

November 11
SBMS Seminar Series – Professor Barry Thompson, ANU
November 15
Industry Engagement Symposium, 9am—1.30pm, QBI Auditorium
November 27 School Staff Meeting, Hawken Engineering Building (50), room S201
November 29
2019 Annual Anatomy Training, Sir James Footes Building (47A), Room 141
December 10—11 The Reproduce workshop for EMCRs, Customs House
​December 13
SBMS Teaching and Research Awards Night, Customs House

QMO Christmas Concert 2019

Faculty staff, students and alumni are raising funds for Women`s Legal Services QLD with the Queensland Medical Orchestra, bringing joy to our community with carols and Christmas tunes. A concert for the whole family to enjoy, don’t forget to buy tickets early, to be sure not to miss out! Sunday 8 December at 2pm, St Laurence's College Edmund Rice Performing Arts Centre, South Brisbane.

SBMS Teaching and Research Awards Night - Friday 13 December at Customs House

Tickets are on sale now! The theme is “Friday the 13th”, though this will still be a black-tie event. Ticket prices are $65 for students, $70 for staff and $95 for partners. Pay by direct transfer to the SASS bank account, naming the transaction with your name and number of tickets e.g. “Smith J. 2x”.

  • BSB: 064 158
  • Acc. No: 1084 2124
  • Acc. Name: Society Cheque Acct

Then send an email to sbmssc@uq.edu.au which includes the name of the ticket holders and whether they are student, staff or partner. e.g. “John Smith – Student + Jane Smith – Partner”

Other SASS Events coming up

  • SBMS Friday Social Mixer: 4.30pm, Friday 1 November on the Level 1 Deck, Sir William MacGregor Building.
  • HDR Student Treasure Hunt: 4.30pm until you solve all of the clues. Friday 22 November – meet at Level 1 Deck, MacGregor Building. If you’re interested please register a team of 3—5 people to Declan at declan.gorman@uqconnect.edu.au. Individuals can also register and we’ll put you in a team. This is a FREE event!

2019 Images of Neuroscience Student Photography Competition

If you have spent hours on the microscope and succeeded in getting a beautiful image, then make sure you submit it for review as the entries for Australasian Neuroscience Society student photo competition are now open. You may end up winning some exciting prizes! You don’t have to necessarily attend the conference, but you need to be a student member of ANS to enter.

Finance Update (SBMS specific)

A reminder that December is a very short month! All transactions that require processing, reconciling, claiming or receipting in 2019 need to be entered in the relevant system by the end of November wherever possible, to order to allow for updating of available balances in reports in the run up to EOY. Early processing deadlines for finance can be found HERE. Purchase orders can still be raised in December but goods must be received to UQ and receipted in Unifi, in order to accrue the expense to 2019.

Please ensure any casual salaries claims for December are pre-entered with estimated hours and submitted/approved by the early cut-off dates! This ensures the salary expense is committed and accrued to your funding source in 2019. Early Casual Payroll Processing dates can be found HERE (login required).

Photocopier usage for October
The School’s total print output for the month of October was 68,811 pages, 20% of which was in full colour. The environmental impact of our printing was equivalent to 5.10 trees consumed, or 540 kg of CO2 produced, or 33,804.1 light bulb hours. Please think before printing. 

The Re:produce workshop for EMCRs, December 10-11, Brisbane

“We are a team of Early- and Mid-Career researchers from the University of Southern Queensland and The University of Queensland, supported by the Australian Academy of Science through the Theo Murphy Initiative. We are organising a 2-days hands-on workshop on addressing the reproducibility of research to find effective solutions to make research more open and verifiable.  The workshop will be held on 10-11 December 2019 at Customs House in Brisbane. It will bring together over 70 early- and mid-career researchers and PhD students from a range of disciplines across Australia.”

Physical Shipping Address for Deliveries

For all deliveries to the School, please use:

Loading Dock, Biomedical Sciences

Level 1, Macgregor Bld 64

Research Road, via Cooper Road

The University of Queensland, QLD  4072

This address is automatically inputted into UniFi orders when one selects shipping code 010064_01A. Please also remember that deliveries of a personal nature will not be accepted or signed for by Stores staff.

Emergency Power Points

Most SBMS labs are equipped with emergency power points which are connected to the electrical back-up power system, and will continue to power equipment during power loss. They are either red in colour or white with an inscribed code starting with an ‘E’. It is imperative that critical equipment like -80°C freezers and incubators are plugged into these emergency outlets in case of power loss. Please check that your critical equipment is connected. If in doubt, please contact Harmony Rose or Bruno Rey.

Upcoming events

Get involved by attending SBMS and other seminar series and events listed here.

SBMS Industry Engagement Workshop

Monday, 18 November, 9am–1pm, QBI Level 7 Seminar Room. Learn how to better engage industry. All welcome! Tailored for researchers, ECRs and students. Speakers include Professor Tony Weiss (University of Sydney), Anna Daniel (Innovation Connections), Craig Belcher (UniQuest) and Dr Fiona Simpson (UQDI). Morning tea and lunch provided. Please RSVP by 14 November for catering purposes.

SBMS Seminar Series

Professor François Hug (Nantes University, France) will present Individual muscle coordination signatures: Origins and consequences. Monday, 25 November, 1pm-2pm, 63-358, St Lucia campus. No registration required.


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SPH Staff Updates

A massive congratulations to Cathy Swart who was acknowledged by the VC for reaching 25 years of service at UQ. A fantastic achievement and we would like to thank you for all your hard work and dedication whilst being employed within the School of Public Health.

Lecturer Dr Preetha Thomas, Senior Lecturers Dr Bronwyn Clark and Dr Maggy Lord and Associate Professor Allyson Mutch were successful in their recent applications for promotion. This is huge individual milestone and the school would like to congratulate you all on this great achievement.

Teaching news

Congratulations to Associate Professor Allyson Mutch who received a prestigious UQ 2019 Award for Teaching Excellence. This award acknowledges your contribution and commitment to enriching the learning experiences of students at UQ and is a fitting tribute to your dedication and commitment over the years to teaching equity and social determinants of health.

Congratulations to Sheleigh Lawler, Britta Wigginton, Karen Shelley and Rebecca Johnson on receiving the Faculty of Medicine Award for Programs that Enhance Learning at the recent Faculty Teaching and Learning Award Ceremony for the Health Promotion component of the Master of Public Health Program. Also a big thank you to Amy Hickman, Francis Nona and Julie Ball for your work supporting postgraduate Health Promotion Program at the school.

The School hosted a successful Teaching and Learning Week Showcase on Authentic assessment. The video presentation was a wonderful opportunity to highlight and celebrate some of the innovative work being done in the School of Public Health, to inspire colleagues to try new assessment approaches, and to stimulate conversation around the inclusion of authentic assessment

SPH Committee Meetings

  • Planetary Health and Health Protection Division Meeting: Thursday 14 November, 10:00am – 11:00am, SPH Boardroom (Room 210)
  • Health Promotion and Equity Divisional Meeting: Thursday 28 November, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, SPH Boardroom (Room 210)
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics Divisional Research Meeting: Thursday 28 November, 11:00am - 12:00pm, SPH Boardroom (Room 210)

CAHP Deadlines

 For information on CAHP deadlines please click here.

Semester Dates

  • 2 – 16 November 2019 – Semester 2 examination period
  • 8 November 2019 – Summer Semester 2019/2020 enrolments due
  • 18 November 2019Semester 1 and 2, 2020 enrolments open for continuing students
  • 25 November 2019 – Summer Semester classes commence

Graduation Ceremonies  

Graduation ceremonies will be held from 2 - 20 December, 2019. For more information on graduations please click here.

SPH Reminders

  1. Attend our SPH Seminar Series every Tuesday from 1—2pm. For more information click here
  2. If you miss attending a seminar session, recordings are available here
  3. For all research and consultancy support contact med.research.sph@uq.edu.au

Call for projects 'Fonds Pacifique' 2020

The Embassy of France in Australia is currently inviting applications to apply to the Fonds Pacifique fund (Fund for economic, social, and cultural cooperation for the Pacific). The fund will support projects that strengthen the regional integration of New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and Wallis and Futuna islands. Projects must be submitted by November 29 2019.

Re:produce workshop

Lack of reproducibility of scientific claims has been a recurrent topic in many branches of science and the source of public debate in recent years. The re:produce workshop aims to bring together early-and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) and PhD students from a range of disciplines to discuss these challenges and find effective solutions to make their research more open and verifiable.  The re:produce workshop will be held in Brisbane on 10-11 December 2019,  and includes two days of hands-on learning and practical solutions addressing the reproducibility of research. The workshop is organised by a team of researchers from the University of Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland. More information about how to register, mobility grants and program can be found here.

Upcoming events

Get involved by attending SPH and other seminar series and events listed here.


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Research Grants Support Handbook

A new Research Grants Support Handbook has been put together to provide an overview of the grants lifecycle including the process for applying for grants at UQCCR and who to go to for help. Download the handbook. The information is useful to anyone who has not applied for grants before as well as for those who just need a refresher. If you would like to discuss the process or if you have questions please contact one of the Research Grants Support Team.

Upcoming events

Get involved by attending UQCCR and other seminar series and events listed here.



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Animal Ethics Committee December 2019 deadline

The UQDI deadline for submission of amendments, extensions, adverse events and breeding applications for consideration at the HS AEC December 2019 meeting is 10am Wednesday 4 December to Kylie Hengst. Full project applications (and renewals) must be submitted by the UQ deadline of 5pm, Thursday 5 December using the online form. Please remember that the new amendment form must be used. The previous modification form will no longer be accepted. There will be no meeting in January 2020.

Upcoming events

Get involved by attending UQDI and other seminar series and events listed here.

UQDI – Building for the Future; People, Purpose, Passion

As 2019 draws to a close, we are going to hold a very special event at UQDI for all staff and students. We would love for you to join us. Friday 13 December, 12—8pm, TRI Auditorium and Atrium. Registrations are essential by 3 December 2019.

UQDI Seminar Series

Each month UQDI hosts an external researcher to present a seminar to all staff and students.

  • Guest speaker PD Dr Norbert Reiling from Research Center Borstel – Leibniz Lung Center, Germany will present Targeting host lipid metabolism: A novel adjunctive therapy option to treat tuberculosis. Tuesday 3 December, 9—10am, Room 2004, TRI, 37 Kent St, Woolloongabba 4102. No registration required.  

TRI Monthly Seminar Series

The TRI Monthly Seminar Series aims to attract internationally renowned speakers to present at TRI.TRI based researchers, if you would like to nominate a speaker, please contact them to ascertain their availability. If the speaker would like to present at TRI, please complete the online form and submit to events@tri.edu.au.

TRI Student Seminar Series

Each week, several research higher degree students and post-doctorate researchers will give a presentation on their research.These seminars will be held every Thursday, from 3–4pm in the Level 7 Staff Lounge. Drinks and snacks will be provided from 3pm.

TRI Cancer Seminar Series

This is an interdisciplinary seminar series, highlighting cutting edge clinical, translational, and basic research topics in cancer from our research partner institutes – UQ Diamantina, QUT and the Mater.

TRI Immunology Seminar Series

This fortnightly series features exciting research updates from ongoing early-to-mid career Immunology researchers, covering basic to translational research topics in immunology and immunotherapy.



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