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Watch UC researchers 'pitch for funds'

University of Canberra, Graduate Research and Researcher Development

Monday, 31 October 2016 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (AEDT)

Watch UC researchers 'pitch for funds'

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UC P4F Final 31/10/2016 Free  

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Pitch for Funds
The Pitch for Funds (P4F) Competition
17 researchers. 90 seconds each. $7,000 in prize money.

Come along to UC and watch our researchers 'pitch for funds'.

They want to save the Tasmanian devil, make X-rays safer, build bionic knees and hips, improve spelling in schools and more. There’s only one thing stopping them … MONEY!

On the night, accompanied by a single PowerPoint slide or prop, our researchers will try to convince the judges to invest in their project. Think ‘Shark Tank’ with a twist.

You can show your support too! Each member of the audience will be given a $5 UC note to award to their favourite pitcher (which the recipient can later trade for Australian currency).

Afterwards, mix and mingle with the judges, competitors and other attendees over drinks and canapes.

Judges: Senator Katy GallagherSheryle MoonProfessor Tim Senden and others to be announced.

The competitors

Each of the finalists represents one of UC's Faculties/Research Institutes as follows:


Faculty of Arts and Design

Louise Curham: Tending the archive  how keeping stuff links to using stuff and builds better communities along the way (lcurham01)

Shara Ranasinghe: Enhancing patient-centred cancer communication during cancer treatment (@shararanasinghe)

Faculty of Business, Government and Law

Gregory Mowle: Extreme excitement awaits! (@GregoryMowle)

Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics

Cynthia Mathew: Trapping viruses at the core (CynthiamathewMs)

Dr Dennis McNevin: Genetic ancestry lab

Dr Michael Frese: Did this fish see a dinosaur?

Nadya Urakova: Breaking the viral 'photocopier'

Dr Tessa Daffern: Spell it out (@TessaDaffern)


Faculty of Health

Abel Zhou: Scatter radiation reduction revolution (@XRay_Revolution)

Dr Angie Fearon: What do Tim Cahill and women with hip pain have in common? (@angiefearon)

Dr Jamie Gaida: The sympathetic nervous system and musculoskeletal pain (@tendonresearch)

Dr Kasia Bail: Nurses care less for older people but it costs more (Kasia_Bail)

Sean Dicks: The bereavement experiences of families of potential organ donors (@sean_dicks)


Institute for Applied Ecology

Dr Janine Deakin: Waging war on Tasmanian devil facial tumours: understanding the enemy (j9deakin)


Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis

Helen Sellers: Talking to the tiger (@HelenSellers38)                  

Jenny Duxbury: A Government Lawyer's Guidebook (@duxburyjen)


Research Institute for Sport and Exercise

Dr Richard Keegan: Do something different: move more and see the benefits (@SportPsychAus)


Your MC for the evening is Professor Ross Thompson, Director, Institute for Applied Ecology


Talking about this on Twitter? Use #UCP4F

This event is proudly sponsored by UC Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), CBR Innovation Network and Lark Hill Winery, and is free and open to the public.


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Ann Harding Conference Centre, Building 24, University Drive South

University of Canberra
Bruce, ACT 2617

Monday, 31 October 2016 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (AEDT)

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Graduate Research and Researcher Development is responsible for supporting researchers at UC. This includes a program for higher degree research students and supervisors. 

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