This article was originally published in December 2015.
A highlight of this year’s inaugural Life Course Centre conference was the ‘Rapid Research’ session where ten researchers rose to the challenge of presenting complex research in just seven minutes.
Each ‘rapid researcher’ was able to use a maximum of five slides and time was allowed at the end of each presentation for questions and feedback.
Life Course Centre Research Fellow Dr Bernard Baffour found the session a great opportunity to explain his research in a concise way.
“I used the presentation to showcase some preliminary results. And I got some helpful feedback too,” Dr Baffour said.
“It gets you thinking about trying to make sure your presentation is engaging and explains complex concepts quite succinctly and simply.
“The short presentation meant that you focused on ‘what mattered’ and what would be of interest to the conference audience,” he said.
Research Fellow Ms Kirsten Hancock enjoyed presenting at the ‘Rapid Research’ session.
“It was great to hear about what other researchers have been finding in their studies,” Ms Hancock said.
“The upside of presenting your work this way is that you have to get to the point pretty quickly. Hopefully the conference delegates appreciated that approach,” she said.
The following is a list of the ten ‘Rapid Research’ conference presenters with a link to their abstracts.
Dr Emma Antrobus (Research Fellow, School of Social Science, University of Queensland)
The ABILITY Trial: Promising results from a third party policing intervention for truanting kids
Dr Francisco Azpitarte (Ronald Henderson Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne and Brotherhood of St Laurence)
Childcare use and children’s development in Indigenous communities: an empirical analysis based on LSIC data
Dr Bernard Baffour (Research Fellow, Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland)
Small Area Estimation – an application to measuring disadvantage in Australia
Dr Kylie Burke (Senior Research Fellow, Parenting and Family Support Centre, The University of Queensland)
Parenting and intergenerational disadvantage: A place-randomized control population trial of the Triple P system of parenting support
Ms Kirsten Hancock (Research Fellow, Telethon Kids Institute and Adjunct Research Fellow, University of Western Australia)
The ups and downs of school mobility – how changing schools relates to student progress over time
Dr Tina Rampino (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland)
Educational attitudes and aspirations of young people
Dr Nicolas Salamanca (Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne)
Parenting style as an investment in child development
Dr Kevin Schnepel (Lecturer, Economics, University of Sydney)
Life unleaded: Effects of early interventions for children exposed to lead
Dr Sergi Vidal Torre (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland)
Research on family dynamics: Recent findings
Dr Anna Zhu, Melbourne (Research Fellow, Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne)
Family disability, schooling and children’s developmental outcomes
Picture caption: Dr Anna Zhu, Dr Francisco Azpitarte, Ms Kirsten Hancock, Dr Kylie Burke, Dr Bernard Baffour, Dr Nicolas Salamanca, Dr Emma Antrobus and Dr Sergi Vidal Torre