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Connection and collaboration at Research and Publication Week

First published 16 July 2019

QUT Faculty of Education higher degree research students came together to learn, collaborate, and celebrate at the faculty’s Research and Publication (RAP) Week in July.

RAP Week is the faculty’s signature event for research students to share and exchange information through a series of presentations, panel discussions and workshops.

Master of Philosophy student Liz Wallace (pictured right) said RAP Week allowed her to to connect and collaborate with peers - an opportunity that's rare for most research students.

“Higher degree research can be isolating. It was great to know that I’m part of a community of people who understand and support me,” Ms Wallace said.

RAP Week also gives research students the chance to develop and refine their research skills.

“RAP Week provides knowledge and skills development for people at all stages of the research process – from deciding on your frameworks and literature, publishing in journals, to your completed thesis,” said Ms Wallace.

 “A research degree can be stressful, so the sessions on wellbeing helped me learn the right strategies to get me through those difficult situations.”

Ms Wallace, who won the faculty’s Three Minute Thesis competition held during RAP Week, said her experience studying at QUT has been fantastic.

“I’ve been provided so many opportunities to grow and develop as a researcher. I really feel at home here. I feel like I am supported to be my best self.”

RAP Week also included a Celebration of Education Research event to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of faculty researchers. As part of the celebration the following awards were presented:

Publication Awards

Publication First Awards

  • Dr Theresa Bourke
  • Michelle Jeffries
  • Elizabeth Briant with co-authors A/Prof Karen Dooley and Dr Rebecca English

Publication Achievement Awards

  • Dr Lyndal O'Gorman
  • Jeanine Gallagher & Dr Nerida Spina
  • Dr Clare O'Farrell
  • Prof Lyn English
  • Dr Michael Mu
  • Yue Yin with co-authors A/Prof Karen Dooley and Dr Michael Mu
  • Dr Jenna Gillett-Swan

Research Supervision Awards

Outstanding International HDR Student Supervision

  • Dr Jennifer Alford

Outstanding Domestic HDR Student Supervision

  • Prof Linda Graham
  • A/Prof Alberto Bellocchi

Certificates of Nominations

  • Dr Lynette May
  • Dr Michael Mu

HDR Student Awards

Outstanding Contribution to Research in the Faculty by an HDR Student

  • Jennifer Azordegan
  • Lynn Downes
  • Natasha Ayling
  • Peter Churchward
  • Ruijin Yang

Outstanding Thesis Awards

Faculty Outstanding Thesis Award (Masters)

  • Haley Tancredi

Faculty Outstanding Thesis Award (Doctoral)

  • Dr Melitta Hogarth

Faculty Outstanding Thesis Award (Doctoral) - Highly commended

  • Dr Harsha Wijesekera
  • Dr Yue Yin

QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award (ODTA) - Executive Dean’s Commendation

  • Dr Natalie Swayn

QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Awards (ODTA)

  • Dr Melitta Hogarth
  • Dr Suzanne Tamone

Visit the Faculty of Education Research page to learn more.