On the road with UPLOADS

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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! VicWorkshop1

If you would like to organise a workshop for your organisation, please contact Paul Salmon (psalmon@usc.edu.au) or Amanda Clacy (aclacy@usc.edu.au).

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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.

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 uploadsproject@usc.edu.au with any questions, queries, or comments you have. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Until next time, stay safe!

p.s. click here to read our latest newsletter!

After completing my PhD in sport psychology and concussion risk, it was clear that the wonderful world of research had captured my attention. In my role at the Centre for human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems I am part of a brilliant team of researchers, working on world class research in the fields of sport and outdoor recreation, transport and infrastructure, organisational health and safety, urban planning and design, and defence security and resilience. My personal research interests are in the dynamic topic of injury management in grassroots sport. Although my PhD only skimmed the surface of this complicated issue, I look forward to a long career not only improving sport-related injury risk but also finding new ways to motivate kids to keep participating in sport and outdoor activity.

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