The UPLOADS Project team hit the road last week, facilitating a workshop for The Outdoor Education Group and attending the Outdoors Victoria H2R Conference.
The workshop was a great success! Professor Paul Salmon and Clare Dallat gave an engaging presentation on systems thinking, demonstrating the importance and significance of bridging the research-practice gap in led outdoor activities. This was the first time this workshop was presented, giving workshop participants the chance to apply the systems approach to more than just accidents. A big thanks to The Outdoor Education Group for hosting this workshop, and to everyone who participated!
If you would like to organise a workshop for your organisation, please contact Paul Salmon (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Amanda Clacy (email@example.com).
Our next stop was the Outdoors Victoria H2R Catalyst Conference at Federation University in Ballarat. The UPLOADS Project team and our PhD students all gave presentations throughout this conference and were very grateful for the opportunity to connect with active members of the sector.
In case you missed it, follow the links below for a short summary of some of the UPLOADS presentations.
- Paul Salmon – Doing it for the kids: Toward a Happy, Healthy and Resilient Outdoor Recreation System.
- Michelle van Mulken and Amanda Clacy – The UPLOADS Project: From incident data to injury prevention strategies.
- Clare Dallat – More than People, Equipment and Environment; the design of a risk assessment method which considers hazards and risks throughout the led outdoor system.
- Tony Carden – Not as simple as it looks: connecting the dots to build a more resilient outdoors system.
- Brian Thoroman – That Was Close: Near Miss Incidents – Are they a Practical Measure of Resilience?
Outdoors Victoria did a great job hosting this catalyst event! Thank you for the chance to be involved!
Conference and workshop opportunities are a vital part of the UPLOADS Project. Not only does it give our research team a chance to break away from behind their computers and discuss the project and face-to-face with our key stakeholders, they also present invaluable opportunities for us to present updates on the project, provide a casual platform for Q&A, and also give us a chance to attend other presentations to remain engaged with the sector and trials and tribulations you all face in your work.
As always, if you would like to contact the UPLOADS team you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, queries, or comments you have. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Until next time, stay safe!