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HDA holds 'SA's Lost Children' event

HDA holds inaugural Women's Excellence in Research Award

  • On 18 May 2016, HDA held the inaugural Women's Excellence in Research Award presented by winner Dr Alice Rumbold, NHMRC Career Development Fellow within the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide. The event was chaired by HDA Co-Convenor Professor Michael Sawyer and held at the Women's and Children's Hospital. The talk can be found here.

l to r: Dr Alice Rumbold with her award plaque and HDA Co-Convenor Professor Michael Sawyer

HDA and Robinson Research Institute hold joint public forum Making healthy babies - men's health matters

HDA and Novita Children's Services hold 'igniting fitness possibilties for children' event

HDA holds 'genetics of childhood diseases' event

HDA holds joint seminar with Flinders University

  • On 2 March 2016, HDA held a joint seminar with the School of Social and Policy Studies, Flinders University on Wellbeing and Marginalisation: Findings from a National Study of 9-14 Year olds presented by A/Professor Gerry Redmond and Dr Gabbie Zizzo from Flinders University. The event was chaired by Professor Colin MacDougall, Public Health, Flinders University. The talk can be found here.

HDA holds joint Grand Round with Women's and Children's Health Network

  • On 2 March 2016, HDA held a joint grand round with the Women's and Children's Health Network on Using improvement methods to deliver safe, effective and person centred care in Scotland presented by Rosamund Gray. Rosamund is the National Clinical Lead for the Quality and Safety Fellowship, NHS Scotland. The talk can be found here.

HDA holds 'child and adolescent mental health' event

l to r: 1. Attendees; 2. Chair, Ms Naomi Dwyer; 3. networking

HDA holds 11th annual Oration - For children's sake!

  • On 2 September 2015, HDA held its 11th annual Oration presented by Professor Fiona Arney, Director of the Australian Centre for Child Protection at the University of South Australia on For children's sake! What we need to do to transform child protection systems in Australia. Professor Arney was presented with the Healthy development Adelaide Award for 2015. The Oration and topic received a tremendous response of 290 registrations. The event was held at Elder Hall and chaired by HDA Co-Convenor, Professor Michael Sawyer. To view the talk click here, to view the transcript click here.

l to r: 1. Prof Fiona Arney presenting the HDA Oration; 2. audience; 3. Prof Claire Roberts, Prof Fiona Arney with the HDA Award, Prof Michael Sawyer; 4. networking

HDA holds 'tackling childhood obesity' event

l to r: 1. Prof Claire Roberts, Dr Lucy Bell, A/Prof Anthea Magarey, Ms Louisa Matwiejczyk, Ms Jo Hartley, Ms Chelsea Mauch; 2. audience; and 3. networking

HDA co-hosts Scientific Networking Evening

  • On 2 June 2015, HDA and the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) as part of the ASMR Medical Research Week® co-hosted the annual Scientific Networking Evening to an audience of over 100 students and early career researchers. MC for the event was Dr Steven Polyak, Executive Director of the ASMR.

    Speakers included A/Professor Lisa Butler (SAHMRI and University of Adelaide) on Working overseas to build your CV and future career; A/Professor Natasha Harvey (SA Pathology and University of South Australia) on The importance of networking – making connections locally and internationally; and Professor Mark Hutchinson (University of Adelaide) on The economic research environment and how to be successful.

HDA co-hosts 'peri-conception planning to protect pregnancy and infant health' public forum

HDA holds 'The pre-school years' event

HDA & Flinders University co-host International speaker

  • On 28 November 2014, Flinders University and HDA held a seminar on 'Social determinants of adolescent health: international perspectives and implications for Australia' presented by Professor Candace Currie, University of St. Andrews, UK to an audience of 70 people. The event was chaired by A/Professor Gerry Redmond, Flinders University.The talk can be found here.

HDA & HeSPA co-host Career Development Forum

  • On 22 October 2014, HDA and HeSPA held a career development forum on 'Different career trajectories after PhD - choices and opportunities' to an audience of 100 PhD students and early career researchers from the University of Adelaide, UniSA and Flinders University. The event was chaired by Professor Claire Roberts, HDA Co-Convenor, the Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide.

    The presenters and their topics included Dr Steven Polyak (University of Adelaide) on The life and times of a grant funded academic; Dr Kerstin Holata (Adelaide Research & Innovation Pty Ltd, a commercial development company of the University of Adelaide) on Transitioning to a career in industry: how to create 'lucky breaks'; and Ms Carmel Williams (Department of Health and Ageing) on Making a difference in the public sector.

HDA holds 'Connecting with teenagers' event


ACCP and HDA host National Child Protection Week Annual Forum

  • On 9 September 2014, the Australian Centre for Child Protection and HDA delivered the NCPW Annual Forum, titled 'New findings from child protection'. Early Career Researchers Olivia Octoman (HDA Scholar), Jenna Meiksans and Stewart McDougall presented research findings from the emerging areas of child protection research, children with repeated involvement with child protection services and child maltreatment, the placement of children in kinship care, and interventions for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). The Hon. Dr Robyn Layton AO QC, former Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia, delivered the Opening Address. The talks can be viewed here.


HDA celebrates 10th Anniversary

  • On 6 August 2014, HDA celebrated its 10th Anniversary with the 10th annual HDA Oration presented by former HDA Co-Convenor Professor Robert Norman AO on Destiny's children or fortune's orphans - lessons from the start of life to an audience of over 100 people at Elder Hall. The event was chaired by Mr Glenn Rappensberg, Executive Director of the Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation with special comments by HDA Co-Convenor Professor Michael Sawyer. The talk can be viewed here.

ASMR and HDA hold joint Scientific Networking event

HDA holds '10 years on - how has the world changed for our kids?' event


HDA holds 'Marketing health and nutrition to our children' event