School of Translational Health Science

Research School for this August – Change to 3rd day Programme – HIGH IMPORTANCE

The school has recently been presented with the results of the survey initiated by the student rep group, and via Lyle as head of school had a discussion with the student representatives. Firstly, it is good and helpful to have data of this nature, without which much of our planning may be based on anecdotal feedback (or consensus by volume of noise). We hope to see more surveys (and run a few this year also). One of the areas that seems to be a common concern for students is the third day programme of student presentations; presenters have their own concerns, while more widely the feedback was that this day could be re-considered. We are, via the School HDR Committee very prepared to discuss the structure, seek to clarify the purposes of research school and what we believe to be the value add these events can bring. However, at this stage we have decided to cancel the seminar programme for day three of this Augusts research school.

In doing so, please be aware that time away from work can be difficult to arrange, so we hope very much that you treat this as a study day. There is a large amount of space in JBI, with fully networked, resourced computers and we would be delighted to see as many as possible of you in JBI on the last day, continuing your research. I apologise for the late notice, however, having recently seen the survey feedback, and needing to discuss it at executive, this was the earliest available time to get the message out. For those looking for an opportunity to develop their research presentation skills, and otherwise engage, please do register for the faculty research symposium in September (

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Research School – 6 – 8 August 2014

August 2014 – Research School Program 1

To all HDR Students, follow the above link to access the agenda for the upcoming Research School.

Please note that there will be a revised version of this document going out once we have finalised all presentation topics.

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JBI/School of Translational Health Science – Software Issues, Reporting Template

The School of Translational Health Science/The Joanna Briggs Institute is seeking to develop a comprehensive database of experiences and problems our software users may come across, and would value student feedback as a part of this process. In recent months our institute has begun a more pre-emptive approach to the monitoring and maintenance of our software and the further development of their practical application. To make sure all matters are adequately addressed and any concerns resolved, our school has sought to communicate directly with our collaborators, subscribers and students to receive feedback and ensure the most comprehensive approach and best outcomes.


Follow the link above to access the template for recording software related issues.  The document provides advice on how to submit your comments.

All students are strongly encouraged to take part in this process

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On 23 June 2014 Bar Smith Librarian, Maureen Bell, conducted a Workshop in the JBI Conference Room on ‘Higher Level Searching’. The feedback from the session has been extremely positive, with students in attendance clearly benefiting from having the further intensive tutorial on techniques associated with searching. The Workshop wasn’t designed just for new students, but also for those progressed in candidature who would appreciate further teaching on searching methods.

For those students who weren’t able to attend the Workshop, Maureen’s initial hour presentation was video recorded and is now available to view on Youtube at –

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Registrations for this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition has been extended until Friday 11 July.

This research communication competition challenges Higher Degree by Research students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes to a non-specialist audience. The School of Translational Health Science encourages its HDR students to take part in this event as a skills development opportunity, and the chance to win some worthwhile prizes!

Students should embrace this opportunity to test their presentation skills and step out of their comfort zone.

For registration details head to –

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School of Translational Health Science – Research School 6 – 8 August 2014

A reminder to all students regarding the upcoming 3 day Research School. The HDR team has put considerable effort into making this a worthwhile event, with a full agenda comprising tutorials, group work, supervisor/student intensive sessions and a guest presenter. Please ensure you’ve made appropriate arrangements to attend this compulsory school event. If you anticipate being unable to attend any day of this 3 day event, please contact Alex Mignone (Program Administrator) as a priority to discuss.

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On Monday, 2 June 2014 The School of Translational Health Science/Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) welcomed the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove as the Governor-General takes up the position of Patron of the JBI Foundation. We should all be extremely proud of the work JBI is involved in as one of our most productive and collaborative medical research institutes driving improved global healthcare solutions. The Channel 9 news profile can be viewed here –

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JBI Matters – May Edition

The May 2014 issue of JBI Matters is now online

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STUDENT OPPORTUNITY – Senior Research Fellow & Research Assistant in eLearning/evidence synthesis (clinical or non-clinical)

1x Senior Research Fellow in eLearning/evidence synthesis (clinical or non-clinical)
2x Research Fellow/Assistant in eLearning/evidence synthesis
working with the World Health Organisation

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a multidisciplinary research team that will conduct state-of-the-art evidence syntheses, health technology assessments and develop for the World Health Organization Guidelines for use of eLearning in health professional education.

You will join an international research team working across: LKCMedicine, new joint Medical School of Imperial College and Nanyang Technological University, National Healthcare Group, Singapore; Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Global eHealth Unit, Imperial College London; and the World Health Organization, Geneva. We will further collaborate with Coursera, edX, Blackboard, etc. and international education leaders and policymakers. The posts are based at LKC Medicine in Singapore.

The team will bring together multidisciplinary expertise from eLearning, technology, simulation, evidence synthesis to guideline development, workforce development and global health. Candidates will have ability to work in a team and independently, will have outstanding written and oral communication skills and a strong commitment to making a difference through their research.

You will be an ambitious experienced researchers with a PhD or equivalent (or MSc for assistant position) in eLearning, education, eHealth, Health Services Research, Epidemiology or a related field and a track record of successful research.

Further to development of guidelines, you will carry out leading-edge research in mLearning and discovery of innovative ways for delivery of educational interventions through smartphones and other mobile platforms.

This will involve all stages of research from initiation and biding for funding to writing academic publications. You will combine creativity with careful attention to detail to deliver outputs of the highest quality. Your innovative research projects will aim to make a difference for health professional education globally. The position will offer a significant exposure to international audiences and opportunities for team management. The post holder will collaborate with project teams consisting of academics, clinicians and policymakers. The positions are for 3 years, in the first instance.

LKCMedicine is a new joint medical school by two leading universities Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Application Procedure: Candidates will be offered a competitive salary and outstanding opportunities for academic development. Please apply to Dr Andrew Ang, Director, Research Administration and Support Services (email: with your CV, list of publications, statement of research interests and names of three referees at your earliest convenience. Please indicate ‘Senior Research Fellow/Research Assistant with A/Prof Josip Car’ in the email subject. Informal enquiries should be addressed to A/Prof Car at

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Closing date: candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis until all posts are filled.

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2nd CREATE seminar for 2014

The Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge Translation and Exchange (CREATE) would like to extend an invitation to the second CREATE seminar for 2014 – Friday, 6 June, to be held in the JBI Conference Room, Level 1, 115 Grenfell Street, Adelaide.

Please join us to hear a special presentation by CREATE Chief Investigator and Head of the School of Population Health, University of Adelaide, Professor Annette Braunack-Mayer, speaking on the topic:“The ethics of translational research with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities”.

The presentation will commence at 4pm, however we welcome you for complimentary cheese and wine, and the opportunity to network, from 3:30pm.

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