2023 HDR student showcase

On the 24th July, eight HDR students delivered conference-style presentations from their PhDs to an in-person and online audience. The showcase provided HDR students with an opportunity to receive objective and collegiate feedback on their research.

The showcase was opened by Professor Sharon Christensen, and included a presentation by Associate Professor Fiona McDonald.

HDR co-ordinator Dr Sam Boyle was impressed with the quality of the presentations.

“All of the PhD presentations were astounding. The breadth and depth of the research, and the quality of the research, is all first class. ACHLR is lucky to have such a group of PhD students,” Dr Boyle said.

Dr Boyle added that Associate Professor Fiona McDonald’s presentation to the students was also wonderful.

“Her wisdom, honesty and compassion shows what a great colleague and supervisor she is.”

Showcase presentations

  • Kristina Chelberg – Missing persons: absent voices of persons with dementia in Aged Care Royal Commission
  • Steven Pidgeon – Dangerous Decisions in Queensland’s Mental Health Law
  • Maya Chandra – Psychological maltreatment: a Power Threat Meaning perspective
  • Sinead Prince – Genetic Enhancement and the Presumption of Beneficence
  • Ruthie Jeanneret – The canary in the coalmine? What regulatory action by patients and families tells us about the quality of VAD systems
  • Madeleine Archer – How does regulation influence health professionals’ euthanasia practice? Preliminary findings from a qualitative study
  • Laura Ley Greaves – Medical practitioners anticipated challenges and expectations of participating in voluntary assisted dying in Queensland
  • Isaac Atley – Four scenarios for implementing advance directives into VAD legislation
  • Associate Professor Fiona McDonald – Wellbeing during a PhD