IRNet Showcase and
Capability Building Day

Our Voice - Our Research - Our Future




Day 1 Livestream Link (Click Here)

IRNet Showcase

The National Indigenous Research(er) Capacity Building Network (IRNet) of the Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) will hold its second annual National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Showcase in Sydney in September.

Proudly supported by the Sydney Health Partners and hosted by the University of Sydney, the IRNet Showcase will bring together leaders in Indigenous health and medical research from across Australia under the theme of Our Voice – Our Research – Our Future

The conference will discuss emerging diseases, the impact of new technologies on health care and research and improving the translation and health impact of research to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.

A highlight of the IRNet Showcase will be the official launch of the National Network for First Nations Research, a ground-breaking $10 million program funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council. The Network brings together almost 100 leaders in Indigenous health and medical research, and is led by Professor Gail Garvey, Professor Alex Brown, Professor Sandra Eades and Dr. Janine Mohamed.

The conference will also feature abstract presentations by leading and emerging researchers from across the country.

View the program and register now to secure your participation in this peak event for Indigenous health and medical research.

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Capability Building Day

Next Generation of Researchers

28th September 2022

As part of the IRNet Showcase, emerging researchers are invited to participate in the inaugural IRNet Capability Building Day on September 28, with the full program now released. Sessions cover career journeys into research, navigating collaborations, promoting your research and yourself, student-driven research, and abstract presentations with live and immediate feedback from experienced researchers.

The event is open to all but will be of most value to those who are relatively new to research including research officers, HDR students, PhD candidate and Early Career Researchers.

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The black cockatoo feather

The Black Cockatoo feather symbolises connectedness, abundance and the rejuvenation of energy and spirit.

A familiar and well-loved bird, the Black Cockatoo is found across Australia often hailing the onset of rain.

Illustrated by Wiradjuri man, Paul Gilsenan.

Check out photos from the 2020 event: