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Students take part in a workshop on presentation skills.

Students take part in a workshop on presentation skills.
Students take part in a workshop on presentation skills.

Students take the lead at forum

Four CRC PhD students had the chance to present their research as part of a three-minute-thesis at the latest Research Advisory Forum (RAF) in Sydney on 12 and 13 April.

Liberty Pascua, Darryl Dixon, Peter Middleton and Alan Green showcased the latest on their studies to an audience of 120 at the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Alan Green spoke about how Australian buildings need to be retrofitted with water spray systems for improved bushfire resilience.

“I took away an improved understanding of the CRC and its research,” Alan Green said.

Liberty Pascua presented her findings on areas that are prone to natural disasters and how knowledge can have an impact on the populations preparedness for natural disasters.

Darryl Dixon covered prevalence of asbestos in Australian buildings and the wider implications of it on emergency services personnel.

In Peter Middleton’s presentation, attendees learned about the community engagement initiatives in the Tasmanian Fire Service.

The four students attended a workshop in the lead up to the RAF where they were given expert advice on presentation skills and how to best present information in a short time.

"The workshop will change the way I undertake any presentation in the future", Darryl Dixon said. 

End-users, students and researchers from the social science clusters presented their research over the two days of the RAF and discussed the progress of their work through various breakout sessions and networking events. 136 people attended the event.

The next RAF will take place in October.


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