Issue 2
Monday, 26 March 2018
Charles Darwin University
Dr Al Strangeways. Background image by Kathleen Wallace. Portion of the work
Dr Al Strangeways. Background image by Kathleen Wallace. Portion of the work

Red Centre research program ‘full’

By Patrick Nelson

Organisers of the upcoming Knowledge Intersections II Symposium at Charles Darwin University in Alice Springs say the event will showcase the broad range of disciplines and research projects under way in Central Australia.

Co-convener Dr Al Strangeways said there had been a strong response from researchers seeking to take part in the one-day program on 17 May.

“We received a large number of thought-provoking abstracts in response to our themes ‘sustainability’ and ‘art as research’,” Dr Strangeways said.

“It will be a very full program.

“Presentations will cover a wide range of areas including environmental science, university-industry collaboration, intercultural communication in healthcare, and arts-based approaches to resilience. The program also includes interactive workshops exploring regional university-community engagement and ethical partnerships.”

Dr Strangeways said the program would contain four sessions, three of which would follow the Pecha Kucha format of visually oriented and fast-paced presentations.

“This will encourage presenters to focus on the key elements of their research to ensure the program facilitates inter-disciplinary discussion and connection.

“Knowledge Intersections II is a forum for exploring the interdisciplinary and intercultural connections between research in Central Australia. 

“Fellow-convener Dr Lisa Papatraianou and I are excited about the professional learning and networking opportunities that this day will afford researchers and research activity in the Red Centre,” she said.