Research Innovation

2023 Research and Innovation Week

During 2023 Research and Innovation Week, various events across Australia and online provided the opportunity to showcase research excellence, work, and impact academically and on the broader community at Torrens University. The Research & Innovation Office invited staff to the Research & Innovation Town Hall on Friday, 23rd June, as a unique way to kickstart Research & Innovation Week: International Collaboration for Research Impact from Monday, 26th to Friday, 30th June.

With the underlying theme of International Collaboration for Research Impact throughout Research & Innovation Week, we seized the opportunity to highlight distinguished researchers and educators while establishing the university as devoted to distinctive and impactful research. The aim was to positively impact students, faculty, industry, government, and businesses, showcasing the significant role that higher education institutions played in crafting innovative solutions and strategies for the multifaceted challenges of the 21st century.

Online events

During Research and Innovation Week, events held online across Australia and New Zealand showcased our research excellence, our work, and the impact that we were having both academically and in the wider community.

2023 R&I Week Town Hall International Collaboration for Research Impact & Equity
Hosted by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Research Centre Directors to include the topics of:
  • International Collaboration for Research Impact
  • International Humanitarian & Migrant Health Research
  • Research with a Focus on Equity
  • Technology Collaboration for International Research Impact
Friday 23 June 2023, 9.30am to 10.30am (AEST)
Population Health Data Shows Many Changes For the Better, But Are They Equitable? Seminar
Hosted by Professor John Glover, Research Unit Director Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU)
Using data spanning 40 years, from the late 1980s to the early 2020s, Professor Glover shared examples of change in the health of the population and related social determinants across Australia.
Monday 26 June 2023, 2.00pm to 3.00pm (AEST)
Research Innovation Week
International Humanitarian Research Seminar - Refugee Camps in Europe and Australia
Hosted by the Centre for Healthy Sustainable Development (CHSD) this seminar was presented by Professor Oliver Razum - School of Public Health, Bielefeld University, Germany. A panel discussion on International Humanitarian Research will follow the presentation facilitated by Associate Professor Clare Littleton, with panel members Professor Oliver Razum, Associate Professor Lillian Mwanri, and other guests.
Tuesday 27 June 2023, 4.00pm to 5.00pm (AEST)
Research Innovation Week
Becoming an Academic: From the Margins to Subversion
International Guest Speaker Becoming an Academic: From the Margins to Subversion
Hosted by Tourism & Hospitality Research and Practice Cluster part of the Research Centre for Organisational Change and Agility (COCA).
This enlightening discussion celebrating the power of subversion, the importance of ethics in research, and the pursuit of sustainability and social justice.
Dr Alicia Orea-Giner, a Social Technologist for Sustainable Tourism and an Associate Professor at Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain, shared with the audience how defining her aim and objectives, being herself, and respecting her boundaries helped her promote her career internationally.
Wednesday 28 June 2023, 3.30pm to 4.15pm (AEST)
Research Innovation Week
HDR Supervisor Community of Practice (CoRP)
Hosted by Higher Degree by Research Centre (HDR).
Supervision value proposition: branding and managing yourself as a supervisor in an international context
Thursday 29 June 2023, 12.00pm to 1.00pm (AEST)
Research Innovation Week
Spotlight on our HDR students and Research Centres
Hosted by the Higher Degrees by Research Centre (HDR).
Supported by the Research Centre Directors, we heard from our recent graduands who showcased their projects and the alignment of their research to each Centre. You will be inspired by their doctoral journeys and the original contributions to knowledge made through their research. For those currently studying HDR or considering a career in HDR, this seminar provided an opportunity to decided which Research Centre best aligns with your research ideas.
Thursday 29 June 2023, 2.30pm to 3.45pm (AEST)

In-Person events

As part of Research Week, we also hosted in-person and invitation-only events with our researchers, industry, and government partners in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, and Adelaide, focusing on our research, knowledge management, and consumer engagement.

Human research ethics committee | Torrens University
Researcher Training ‘Researcher Immersion Event for International Collaboration’ with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Hosted by the Centre for Healthy Futures (CHEF) & Centre of Artificial Intelligence Research and Optimisation (AIRO)
This session included information sharing and presentations as well as some hands-on immersion.
Hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) Sydney Offices.
Human research ethics | Torrens University
Torrens University Australia and CIMIC Launch
Hosted by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and the Centre for Healthy Sustainable Development (CHSD).
A new partnership is bringing together the brightest minds in academia and technology to advance innovation, sustainability and productivity in infrastructure delivery and services.
Wednesday 26 July 2023
Hosted at Torrens University Australia
Surry Hills Campus
Research integrity advisors | Torrens University
Women in Research Events
Hosted by the Research & Innovation Office
Friday 30 June 2023
Melbourne, Adelaide & Auckland

Find out more

For more information on 2023 events or to be involved in the Research & Innovation Week in 2024, please contact Danielle Borroughs, Research Support Officer –

Research and Innovation Week hosted 10 events and reached out to 298 staff and students and 128 external stakeholders across those events. 2024 Research and Innovation Week shall be held during June 21-28th.

Cookies help us improve your website experience.
By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies.