Call for Posters

e-Poster Entries

View the entries for the DocFest22 e-poster competition

An abstract of not more than 150 words* should be submitted for review to by COB Monday 3rd April 2023.

There is a workshop, How to write an abstract, being held on  March 2, 2023 which you might like to register for.

E-Posters should be self-explanatory and should be presented as a PowerPoint slide, PDF or JPEG or as a file or hyperlink to an online host such as ‘Canva’.

Please refer to Tullio Rossi's workshop, How to design an award winning research poster for hints and ideas.

Your E-Poster file must be submitted by email to no later than COB Monday 15 May.  Submissions after this date will not be accepted.

E-Posters will be available to view on the Docfest website.

All E-Poster Presentations will be held on Day 3 and presenters have the option to give a 2-minute pitch and respond to any questions.

*Abstracts that exceed the word limit will not be accepted for review.

Session Themes

The topics listed in the themes below are a guide only and presenters are not limited to these topics.

Please indicate in your submission which of the themes your poster addresses. If you have a topic that does not sit within a theme listed below, please still submit an abstract and select the ‘Other research topic’ when you register.

  1. Methods and Methodologies

    Exploring the application or value of a range of methodological approaches, research tools and designs this session will include but is not limited to:

    • Specific methodological approaches- quantitative and qualitative
    • Research tools and designs
    • Interdisciplinary research
    • Mixed methods
    • Indigenous methodologies
    • Theory building
    • Epistemologies and Ontologies
    • Data Analysis
  2. Research practice

    We are all striving to achieve best practice as researchers. Share the skills and techniques      you have developed as a researcher. Presentations in this session will include but are not limited to:

    • Ethics
    • Research integrity
    • Academic integrity
    • Reference management
    • Project management tools
    • Useful software
    • Sustainable practice
  3. Well-being and self-management

    Managing to maintain your life balance over the sustained period of time and effort it takes to complete a doctoral degree can take its toll and even the best will run into roadblocks or writers block! Presentations in this session will provide insights into how to manage your time, your work and your well-being including but not limited to:

    • Planning your thesis
    • Writers block and writing issues
    • Fatigue, mental health, and finding wellbeing
    • Dealing with ‘Imposter syndrome’
    • Navigating the unexpected
    • Individual Development Plans
    • Professional Doctorates and returning to study
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Protecting your IP
    • Volunteering, workplace learning and Internships
    • Mentoring
    • Career planning and management
    • Building your transferable skills
    • Celebrating achievements, success stories and awards
  4. First Nations research

    This session will feature research by Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers who are researching with First Nations communities, perspectives or issues with topics including but not limited to:

    • First Nations methodologies
    • Knowledge systems
    • cultural safety
    • ethics
    • truth-telling
    • Data sovereignty

  5. Other research topic If you wish to present a paper that does not sit under the four themes above please still submit your abstract under this session.