2022 HDR Colloquium - The Public Good

On Thursday 3 and Friday 4 November 2022, a face-to-face gathering was held in Wagga Wagga at the Wine and Grape Training Centre, supported by live streaming.

Eighteen HDR speakers were nominated to represent their Schools and reflect on their research through the colloquium theme - "The Public Good".

  • Each nominated speaker received accommodation support.
  • Prizes were awarded for the best School/Centre presentations and overall best presentation, voted by the viewer's choice.

The nominated speakers from our Schools were:

School of Indigenous Australian Studies

  • Justin Willoughby - Indigenous Australian learner investment in the language and literacy practices of Both-ways educations programs. Voted “Best in Show”
  • Jessica Russ-Smith - Bagaraybang – Restoring the “public good”
  • Dr Tracey Mee – Reflections on the HDR journey as a mature aged Higher Degree Research student

School of Education

  • Richard Carroll - Why is the High School IT “Crowd becoming an empty room?
  • Wendy De Luca - Constructivist Grounded Theory (…..or how I became a researcher by doing a PhD)
  • Eileen Clark - A multidisciplinary study of Mayday Hills Psychiatric Hospital, Beechworth, 1900–1995

School of Information and Communication Studies

  • Romany Manuell - The education and training role of Australian academic librarians
  • Dr Monique Shephard – A leap for mental health: How to save your sanity by doing a PhD
  • Dr Tracie Edmondson – Digital Meditisation Impact on Sport Communication Practice: Exploring the perceptions of Australia’s leading sport executives

School of Social Work and Arts

  • Silvia Wistuba - How addressing gender inequality is essential to the public good
  • Diane Cass - The need for development of resources to support families where two or more members have been diagnosed with a life-limiting or chronic illness
  • Connor  Weightman – “Plastic Free July”

Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

  • Omar Jomaa Mohamed - Political Islam Through Muslim Brotherhood
  • Nasreen Hanifi - How Muslims show compassion during major life crises: a psycho-spiritual analysis of compassion
  • Mirela Cufurovic - Social Emotion, Identity Integration, and the Making of a Distinct Australian Muslim Identity

School of Theology

  • Dave Adams - Should human germline genetic enhancement technology be adopted for the public good? Much depends on one’s anthropology.
  • Mark Layson - The public good: Addressing the private harm of those who defend it

If you missed the live streaming, you can watch the individual presentations

Watch the showcase