Celebrating the impact of regional research and education

2022 Conference program

Friday 11th November 2022

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7:45amRegistration Desk Opens (Level 3 Foyer)
7:45amWELCOME TEA/COFFEE (Level 3 Foyer)
8:15amWelcome from the Cradle Coast Academic Community of Practice
8:20amWelcome to Country
8:30amOpening – Professor Jim Cavaye, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Cradle Coast), University of Tasmania
8:40am – 9:25amKeynote SESSION Plenary Room [Mersey]
8:40am – 9:25amSpeaker: The Honorable Fiona Nash
Regional Education Commissioner
Title of Presentation: Highlighting opportunities for regional, rural and remote education
9:30am-10:35amCONCURRENT SESSION A (Oral Presentations)
 A1: Health Improvement
Dr Sarah Prior
Room: Mersey Room
A2: Education
Dr Peter Brett
Room: Aberdeen Room
A3: Agriculture Economics
and Enterprise

Chair: Dr Clayton Hawkins
Room: Torquay Room
A4: Society, Community
and Environment
Chair: Barbara Warren
Room: Formby Room
9:30amImproving health in rural Tasmania – are we there yet? The Tasmanian Collaboration for Health Improvement is part of the answer
Suzanne Waddingham
Relationships, Relationships, Relationships: Initial Teacher Education in Regional Communities
Sharron Jones (11)
Visa Entrepreneurs: Owning a Business for Residency in Tasmania
Wei Wally Zhang (09)
Moving Stories: watching films create voice, humanity and relationships for people living with dementia
Pauline Marsh and Chris Mead(10)
9:50amThe Huon Valley GP led Social Prescribing Pilot Project
Andrew Ridge (14)
“School is not for me”: Young people’s perceptions of being a self-directed learner in a small rural Tasmanian town
Merete Schmidt (12)
Local Shopping: Supporting small and independent retailers in regional towns
Louise Grimmer (03)
Researcher’s Positionality and Reflexivity: Lessons from doing Ethnographic Fieldwork in the West Coast of Tasmania
Azmain Muhtasim Mir
10:10amOutcomes of a new model of physiotherapy care for patients with pelvic floor conditions. A quality improvement study
Jo Vincour (12)
It's a Matter of Fit: Early Career Teacher success in Rural Tasmania
Diane Schattenberg (06)
Environmental Sustainability of Regional Businesses
Samuel Hong (11)
People, Pets and Art: A Pedagogical Model of Creative Enterprise for Establishing Communities of Practice
Niklavs Rubvenis and Meg Keating (09)
Hand Hygiene & Glove Misuse: A Regional Quality Improvement and Educational Infection Prevention Campaign
Kate Manserra (05)
Reducing cognitive loads and maximising online learning amongst postgraduate students
Suzanne Waddingham
Ubiquitous Healthcare – Barriers and Opportunities
Anna Schillabeer (14)
Local Rural History Can Tell a Globally Significant Story
Rena R. Henderson (12)
 B1: Health
Chair: Larissa Smart
Room: Mersey Room
B2: Education
Chair: Dr. Peter Brett
Room: Aberdeen Room
B3: Agriculture Economics
and Enterprise

Chair: Steve Allen
Room: Torquay Room
B4: Society, Community
and Environment

Chair: Dr Lucinda Aberdeen
Room: Formby Room
10:45amHiding in plain sight: LGBT inclusivity in a regional university’s paramedic curriculum
Brian Sengstock and Sonja Maria
Current and future research direction in Tasmanian mathematics teaching and learning
Greg Oates
Social Sustainability in Agriculture: How TIA is Addressing Changing Social Ethos Regarding Farm Animal Welfare
Megan Verdon (05)
Prevalence and impact of the drive-in/drive-out workforce in the West Coast LGA
Lachlan Johnson and Meg Langridge (03)
11:05amThe mental health service preferences of youth in Tasmania, Australia
Belinda Jessup (13)
Applying behavioural insights for better education outcomes in regional Australia
Swee-Hoon Chuah (13)
Improving regional adoptability of soil management practices: from behavioural change to frame alignment
Vaughan Higgins (02)
Becoming Christian within the Tasmanian Pentecostal context
Steffan House (01)
11:25amThe potential of augmented reality technology to support the rural health workforce: A quasi-experimental study
Dung Bui (11)
Adopting culturally responsive pedagogies to facilitate connection and belonging in regional learning and teaching environments
Kim McLeod (10)
Assessing the regional impacts of novel food processing technologies
Lydia Hana (04)
Creative destruction and regional reconstruction: Disentangling winners and losers of a regional Industrial crisis and intervention
Alastair Thomson (02)
Talk (health)
Relational Health, Othering and Anticipatory Care in Tasmania
Robin Krabbe (16)
Understanding the challenge of community research partnerships in rural communities: a Community Culture Framework
Nicoli Barnes (03)
Whole farm planning raises profit even under climate crisis
Albert Muleke (01)
‘Making do’: Residents’ navigating acceptance and agency on the West Coast of Tasmania
Megan Hinzman (06)
11: 55am
Talk (health)
Rapid Rise in Chronic Kidney Disease in Regional Tasmanian Communities
Kim Jose (19)
Talk (health)
Developing capability of aged care workforce in alignment with consumer need for integrated care
Masuma Parvin (22)
Evaluating the Impact of Education Programs Through Child-Centred Methods
Megan Lang (07)
Investigating the health of little penguins as a sentinel of Tasmanian ecosystem health
Mel Wells (17)
Strong Liveable West Coast; locals talking with locals about health priorities and health service needs.
Suzanne Waddingham (13)
Talk (health)
Evaluating a novel extended scope of occupational therapy service aimed at hospital avoidance in Tasmania, Australia, from the perspective of stakeholders
Pieter van Dam (28)
12:20pm –
1:15pm –
 C1: Health
Mersey Room
C2: Education
Aberdeen Room
C3 Agriculture,
Economics and
Torquay Room
C4: Society, Community and
Formby Room
1:15pm –

Workshop 1

Sonj Hall
Deputy Secretary
Tasmanian Department
of Health

Bridging the gap: Translating research into policy

Workshop 2

Alec Webb
Executive Director
Regional Universities

Prof. Courtney Meyers Texas Tech

Communicating education research which cuts through for stakeholders

Workshop 3

Assoc Prof. Rakesh Pandey Discipline Leader (Accountability) College of Business and Economics University of Tasmania

Climate Change and Digitalisation

An interactive session on climate change and its impacts, emission scopes, and how digitalisation can help in revealing and reducing carbon footprints

Workshop 4

Prof. Libby Lester
Director, Institute for Social
University of Tasmania

Fostering partnerships with community: An interactive workshop with Burnie Works exploring possibilities for interdisciplinarity in addressing social change

2:00pm –
CONCURRENT SESSION D (20-minute presentations)
 D1: Health
A/Prof Pieter Van Dam
Room: Mersey Room
D2: Education
A/Prof Greg Oates
Room: Aberdeen Room
D3: Agriculture,
Economics and
Dr Jason Scott
Room: Torquay Room
D4: Society, Community
and Environment
Prof Peter Fairbrother
Room: Quoiba Room
2:00pmDisparities in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment in Tasmania
Georgea Foley (23)
Preparing pre-service educators to be inclusive in practice: A trauma informed approach
Elspeth Stephenson (14)
Investigating the potential production of Herbaceous Peony (Paeonia lactiflora) root for traditional Chinese medicine
Celia van Sprang (06)
Being human – the value of culture in sustainable Development
Colin James (05)
2:20pmFailure to launch: Employment opportunities for recent health graduates in Tasmania
Belinda Jessup (010)
Partnerships to support the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students within Catholic Education Tasmania
Emily Rudling and Clair Andersen (08)
Collaborative research for impact: Understanding how fungal disease is spread in Pyrethrum
Jason Scott (08)
Island and archipelago, insularity and connectedness: Action learning and systems thinking in real and virtual islands, lutruwita Tasmania
Susan Banks (08)
2:40pmCo-designing the ‘transfers and mobility care’ to improve care and service delivery experience in Tasmanian rural and regional residential aged-care facilities: research translation study
Nagarajan Manickaraj
Vocational education and training career pathways for school students living with disability: Working with employers
Sarah Fischer (05)
Understanding the Mechanisms of Fungicide Resistance in Pyrethrum Pathogens
Pooja Poosarla (13)
A trial of a living income guarantee in Tasmania: reimagining work and building collective action
Robin Krabbe (04)
3:00pmThree shift simulation: communicating for patient safety
Larissa Smart and Kerry Reid-Searl (15)
Intellectual labour on regional university campuses
Lucinda Aberdeen and Merete Schmidt
There and back again: a wombat’s mangy tale. Pathology and control of S.scabiei in bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus)
Christina Naesborg Nielsen (15)
Communities4Walkability: supporting walking in rural Tasmanian towns
Kim Jose (07)
3:15pm  Innovation in regional areas: A Study into how innovation processes are influenced by the sociocultural context of the Cradle Coast region
Line Lindgaard (07)
(Lightning Talk)
3:20pm –
3:35pm –
 Speaker: Professor Henry Reynolds
Well known Historian
3:35pmTitle of Presentation: A Pioneer in the Provinces
4:20pm –
FINAL SESSION: Panel Discussion

Chair: Professor Jim Cavaye

Panel Members:
Professor Sue Kilpatrick
Mr Alec Webb
Professor Henry Reynolds 
Professor Anthony Koutoulis

TOPIC: The future of research and education in regional areas.

4:50pmClosing comments and thank you
Professor Rufus Black (Vice-Chancellor, University of Tasmania)
Professor Jim Cavaye (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Cradle Coast Region, University of Tasmania)