SMAANZ HDR Hour

The SMAANZ HDR Hour series aims to provide an opportunity for our SMAANZ community to collaborate and feel a sense of inclusion. The online series is open to everyone and is free to attend! Whilst it is focused on HDR students (similar to our mid-year HDR program), we encourage all levels of the SMAANZ community to be involved in order for this to be a success.

Feedback on Series 1

  • “The sessions ran very smoothly and were easily accessible. I think the mix consisting of individuals with years of experience (e.g., professors) in contrast to individuals at the beginning of their journey (e.g., PhD Candidates) was also great”
  • “Thank you so much for putting this initiative together. I was encouraged to apply for the membership as I saw great value on being able to engage on the series..it was fantastic!”
  • “I enjoyed the short presentations giving the opportunity for different presenters, the fact that is one hour, the willingness of some participants to have their cam on (so I could put faces on the names I’ve read or who were recommended to me), the presence of some well-established researchers in the meeting”
  • “I was inspired to attend the event to know more about SMAANZ, networking, see what people have been doing research on, differ

Upcoming Sessions

Our sessions run every fortnight on Friday, 2pm (AEST). Each week we feature an HDR Student and a panel of distinguished guests discussing a topic relevant to HDR/ECR

Please join us for our final SMAANZ HDR Hour session for series two on Friday, August 28th, 2 pm AEST.  This session includes an expert panel featuring Professor Russell Hoye, Professor Lesley Ferkins, Dr Justin Richards (Sport NZ) and Oliver Shawyer (AFL) on Industry and Academia Collaboration. We will also feature a presentation from Dane Norton (PhD Student, Deakin University) presenting his research on “Sports policies leading to successful elite career transitions”.

Our panel will also have the opportunity to take questions from the SMAANZ community and we would love for you to join us

Past Sessions

Did you miss a session? We record each session in series two which are available to watch 48 hours after the conclusion of the session.

Series 2

Ep3: Grant Writing Workshop
(Friday 14th August, 2pm)

The workshop focused on the following topics:Why are grants important? First involvement in grants; Grant failure; What not to do; and Executing and reporting to partners. Presented by A/Professor Adam Karg (Swinburne University), Professor Emma Sherry (Swinburne University), Professor Tracy Taylor (RMIT) and Professor Heath McDonald (RMIT)

Ep2: What role do fans play in sport?
(Friday 31st July, 10am)

Implementation of para-elite sports policies: How inter-dependencies and organizational learnings shape processes of policy implementation”– Carlos Eugenio Zardini Filho (Griffith University)

We have been thinking about…”: What role do fans play in sport? Discussing the concept of how fans demonstrate they are real, in an environment where fans are unable to attend matches and are consuming different kinds of broadcasts that actively address their absence. This will be presented as an informal “fly on the wall” interactive discussion and allow questions to be submitted during the session from our SMAANZ community. Presented by Dr Kasey Symons and Dr Michael Naraine

Ep1: Journal Reviewing Workshop
(Friday 17th July, 2pm AEST)

What does it mean to be a reviewer? How do you review journal articles? Addressing journal reviews and responding to feedback. This will be presented as an informal panel discussion and allow questions to be submitted pre-session and during the session from our SMAANZ community. Presented by Dr. Sheranne Fairley, A/Prof. Kevin Filo and Prof. Alison Doherty.


Series 1

Ep4: The importance of social media for your professional networks
(Friday 12th June, 2pm)

This session featured two HDR presentations; “Technology adoption and sport business: an investigation of state sporting associations and clubs” presented by Alexander Rolfe Best (ECU) and “Assessing the social impact of the AFL ecosystem with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities” presented by Chelsey Taylor (Swinburne University). The session’s professional development section was focused on the importance of social media for your professional networks, presented by Dr Adam Karg (Swinburne University) and concluded with an open discussion led by Dr Adam Karg on understanding what members what from their SMAANZ memberships.

Ep3: Presenting, Teaching and Delivering Online
(Friday 29th May August, 2pm)

This session featured two HDR presentations; “Nike’s pro-sport Hijab and Nike FlyEase – the interplay of self-concept, religion and brand trust” presented by Umer Hussain (Texas A&M) and “Making the connection: the role of cultural peers in focus groups” presented by Stephen O’Grady (Bond University). The session’s professional development section was focused on presenting, teaching and delivering online, presented by Dr Ashleigh-Jane Thompson (La Trobe University) and concluded with a Mentor Program interactive interview with Dr Kevin Filo and Stirling Sharpe

Ep2: Staying Motivated & Time Management: Working from Home
(Friday 15th May, 2pm AEST)

This session featured two HDR presentations; “My COVID-19 conundrum: data collection and analysis during a pandemic” presented by Alida Shanks (Massey University) and “Diversity theory in action: A case study of Rugby Australia’s response to Israel Folau” presented by Erik Denison (Monash University). The session’s professional development section was focused on Staying motivated & time management: working from home by Dr Sarah Wymer and concluded with a SMAANZ Award interactive interview with Dr Katherine Raw and Dr Lisa Gowthorp


Ep1: Welcome to SMAANZ HDR Hour
(Friday 1 May, 2pm AEST)

In this session we introduced our brand new series “SMAANZ HDR Hour”. We had an interactive discussion with attendees to get to know one another by each introducing ourselves, and discovering research agendas. We also had a round table discussion to discover and learn about positives that we can take from working through a pandemic

For more information…

On the benefits of becoming a SMAANZ HDR member, please contact our SMAANZ HDR representative, Olivia Baudinet

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