CALL FOR PAPERS - La Trobe University Early Career Researcher (ECR) Network Conference (1 October 2015)

THURSDAY, 1 October 2015 (Sem 2 mid-semester break) 
Venue: La Trobe - Melbourne Campus 

This one-day conference aims to bring together ECRs from all La Trobe University campuses to present their research, creating a forum to discuss their work in a collegial, interdisciplinary environment, and build networks with colleagues from other campuses and fields. 

The conference showcases the wide diversity and innovative research being conducted by ECRs across the university, and serves as an opportunity for further reflection about the key role that ECRs play within the University’s research strategy. As well as presentations by ECRs, the conference will also feature workshops and invited talks from key research leaders and university units that focus on researcher education and support. 

This event will conclude with the ECR Conference Reception at a local restaurant.

Abstract submission: If you would like to present a 15-minute paper, please forward a 100-word abstract and 50-word bio to Jillian Garvey ( with “ECR conference – [YourLastName]” in the subject line. 

CLOSING DATE for abstracts: 22 May 2015.

Please save the conference date in your calendar! Full information, including registration and details about travel funds for La Trobe University's regional ECRs, will be online soon. Please note that the ECRs this conference refers to are those who have had their PhDs awared within the last 5-7 years. 

  • Jillian Garvey (Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Josie Barbaro (Autism Research Centre)
  • Marcella Carragher (Allied Health)
  • Raul Sanchez-Urribarri​ (Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Rachel Winterton (Rural Aged Care - John Richards Initiative)