- Charles Sturt Faculty of Science to host research symposium in Wagga Wagga
- This is a showcase event for impactful research in rural Australia
- Ninety researchers from Charles Sturt in Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga, Port Macquarie and Bathurst will attend
It will be a meeting of the minds as 90 researchers from Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) gather in Wagga Wagga for the annual research symposium.
The Faculty of Science is hosting the ‘Living Well Across the Lifespan’ Research Symposium on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 November.
The event will host a number of high profile keynote speakers, including the NSW Chief Veterinary Officer with the NSW Department of Primary Industries Dr Sarah Britton, as well as researchers from Charles Sturt in Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst and Port Macquarie.
Topics to be covered include nutrition, animal biosecurity and disease, ageing, refugee integration, and health in rural areas.
Associate Dean of Research with the Faculty of Science Associate Professor Jane Quinn (pictured) said the symposium is also designed to showcase research being conducted at the University and develop cross-disciplinary links with external stakeholders and our broader academic community.
“We have numerous pockets of high-quality impactful research at the University but a lot of people don’t realise the breadth of our research portfolio,” Professor Quinn said.
“We have researchers undertaking unique projects that inform government policy as well as driving change in our local communities.
“It’s especially important for research into those factors impacting rural communities, such as access to healthcare and importance of living well in terms of diet and environmental factors, to occur in rural Australia for the outcomes of this research to be real and authentic to our communities.
“The research symposium is a chance for us to showcase this both internally and externally.”
The ‘Living Well Across the Lifespan’ Research Symposium will be held on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 November at the Convention Centre, building 230, at Charles Sturt in Wagga Wagga.