Call for Posters

e-Poster Entries

View the entries for the DocFest22 e-poster competition

Guidelines for e-Poster Competition

  • 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’. E-Posters will be available to view on the Docfest website.
  • All E-Poster Presentations will be held over the lunch break on Day 3 and presenters have the option to give a 2-minute pitch and respond to any questions.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the best poster presentations.

E-Poster submissions
Final date for submissions have been extended to Friday 22 April.

Theme Areas

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
  • My research journey
  • Celebrating achievements, success stories and awards

Methodologies and research practice

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

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

Communication & dissemination

This session will include presentations (papers) across a range of topics that relate to the sharing, communication, and dissemination of research.  This may consist of writing tips and tricks, personal experiences, publishing and presentation strategies or platforms and other topics including but not limited to:

  • Publishing
  • Social media and building an online network
  • Media
  • Presenting online
  • 3MT preparation and/or participation
  • Conferences
  • Making the most of feedback
  • Communicating with marginalised groups
  • Listening and understanding others

Networks and collaborations

Over fifty percent of research graduates are now employed outside of academia and presentations in this session will look at the ways in which career planning, goal setting, skill development and engagement can open up a whole world of opportunity for your future. Topics including but not limited to:

  • My Individual Development Plan
  • Professional Doctorates and returning to study
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • IP, knowledge translation, commercialisation
  • Volunteering, workplace learning and Internships
  • Mentoring
  • Career planning and management
  • Building your transferable skills

First Nations research

This session will feature research by First Nations researchers those 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