Group A
Sewunet Belachew PhD Student Community drug retail outlet staff’s knowledge, attitudes and practices towards non-prescription antibiotics use and antibiotic resistance in Amhara region, Ethiopia with a focus on non-urban towns
Hai Pham PhD Student The effect of vitamin D supplementation on acute respiratory infection – analysis of the D-Health Trial
Satrio Nindyo (Tiko) Istiko PhD Student Sexual health literacy as social practices within migrant networks of newly arrived Asian-born gay, bisexual, and men who have sex with men in Queensland
James Harris PhD Student Impact of shortages on hand hygiene  compliance in Fiji
Sanam Ahmadzada PhD Student Participatory approaches to health promotion in diverse communities – co-designing a mental health promotion program for refugee and migrant communities
Group B
Natasha Lee PhD Student Exploring Indigenous Public Health Professionals health knowledges on Indigenous Public Health
Kara Jaeschke PhD Student Service coverage for mental disorders in the Sustainable Development Goals
Tiffany Harris-Brown PhD Student Prevention of post-surgical infections via pre-surgical screening and decolonisation: A low-risk, patient-centred infection control strategy
Zoyah Khalpey PhD Student Peer Navigation and the social care needs of PLHIV
Andrew Goodman PhD Student mHealth to support the management of hypertension in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
Group C
Emma Chappell PhD Student Improving food security among CANZUS Indigenous Peoples through use of participatory processes
Amba-Rose Atkinson PhD Student Healthy Country, Healthy Communities
Chad Rieger PhD Student A systematic literature review examining the complexities of the networks limiting the uptake of biosimilar medications
Meab Mdimi PhD Student Aligning nutrition and value chain development for traditional African vegetables
Group D
Sarah Warzywoda PhD Student HIV prevention knowledge, attitudes, and practices among young Queenslanders: Informing PrEP Access for ‘at risk’ youth
Lauren Hodgson Honours Student Exploring the Links Between Climate Change, Subsistence Fishing, and Public Health
Yukiko Ezure PhD Student Application of Causal Inference in the analysis of Infectious disease studies: A Systematic Review
Emma Baillie PhD Student Antimicrobial stewardship: the next generation of general practitioners
Suhailah Ali PhD Student Placement at the Climate and Health Alliance: Climate Change and Mental Health

About SPH HDR Conference 2021

We would like to invite you to attend the School of Public Health HDR Conference 2021. It will be a showcase of the work of our higher degree research candidates from across the school. 

All SPH academics are expected to attend the conference to show their support for our students.

Date: 29th November 2021
Time: 9am - 5pm, with an evening event to follow.
Venue: In-person (COVID-19 restrictions permitting) at the Garden Marquee, Victoria Park, Herston + via Zoom.

Program at a glance



08:45 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome, Acknowledgement of Country, and Opening Address
Ms Kara Jaeschke, Dr Andrew Smirnov, Mr Francis Nona, Prof. Elizabeth Eakin
09:30 - 10:30 Presentation Session 1
10:30 - 10:45 Morning Tea
10:50 - 11:35 HDR Q&A Panel - Journeys post-PhD
11:40 - 12:40 Rapid Fire Presentations
12:40 - 13:30 Lunch / networking
13:30 - 14:30 Presentation Session 2
14:35 - 15:10 SPH HDR Experiences and Feedback workshop
15:10-15:25 Afternoon Tea
15:30 - 16:30  Presentation Session 3
16:30 - 17:00  Wrap up - presentation of awards/prizes
17:00 - 18:30 Evening canapes and social event


In-person (COVID-19 restrictions permitting) at the Garden Marquee, Victoria Park, Herston + via Zoom