Research to Practice 2018 offered 11 awards. The awards were presented and announced at the Research to Practice 2018.

 

Young Investigator Awards

 

Results – Exercise Science & Health

Winner – #272, Nicholas Saner
Can exercise prevent the negative metabolic effects of sleep-loss?

 

Runner Up – #352, Jennifer Nicol
Australian Haematologists’ Perspectives on Exercise for Patients with Multiple Myeloma

 

Results – Sports Science 

Winner – #176, Jack Hickey
Pain-free vs pain-threshold rehabilitation following acute hamstring strain injury: A randomised controlled trial

 

Runner Up – #219, Stuart Gollan
What is the game style that has a 5000:1 team win the English Premier league (EPL)?

  

Eligibility Criteria

Open to:

  • Current students enrolled in the 2017 calendar year
  • Full time or part time
  • Studying exercise science, exercise physiology or sports science
  • Undergraduate, Honours, Masters or PhD

 

Judging Criteria

Abstracts will be judged on the basis of scientific quality, innovation, significance/impact and presentation quality.  Abstracts will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Scientific quality – 30%
  • Innovation/novelty – 20%
  • Significance/impact – 25%
  • Presentation delivery – 25%

A highly esteemed scientific and awards committee has been appointed to undertake the judging at the conference, and will follow the below marking criteria:

  • Rationale: Was the reason for the study well developed and were the aims/hypotheses clear and logical?
  • Methods: Were the methods clearly explained and understood by the presenter? Were the methods valid?
  • Results: Were the key results easy to understand and logically presented?  Were the statistics appropriate?
  • Discussion: Were the results interpreted appropriately?
  • Implications: Was the “so what?” question clearly addressed and does the study have impact/relevance?
  • Significance and/or Innovation: Will this increase knowledge and/or has applied a new technique/approach?
  • Presentation: Were the slides easy to follow?
  • Presentation: Was the presentation clear and within the allotted time?
  • Question time: Did the presenter demonstrate mastery of the content under questioning?

 

Presentation Format

Finalists presented an oral presentation (12 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions).

 

 

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Early Career Researcher Awards

 

Results – Exercise Science & Health

Winner – #145, Lewan Parker
Suppressed osteocalcin and muscle protein signalling mediate glucocorticoid-induced basal and post-exercise insulin resistance in humans

 

Runner Up – #211, Jayden Hunter
The effects of personal, non-personal and no exercise supervision on cardiometabolic health in the workplace: a 16-week randomised controlled trial

Results – Sports Science 

No awards were provided

 

Eligibility Criteria

Open to researchers who, at 27 March 2018, have held their PhD for no more than five years (dated from letter advising thesis passed). Bona fide career disruption will be taken into consideration.

Career disruption represents a special category within the assessment of relative to opportunity, and includes pregnancy; major illness; and carer responsibilities including parental leave. Employment outside the research sector including time spent working in industry; clinical, administrative or teaching workload; relocation of laboratory or clinical practice setting or other similar circumstances that impact upon research productivity are not considered to be career disruption.   

 

Judging Criteria

Abstracts will be judged on the basis of scientific quality, innovation, significance/impact and presentation quality.  Abstracts will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Scientific quality – 30%
  • Innovation/novelty – 20%
  • Significance/impact – 25%
  • Presentation delivery – 25%

A highly esteemed scientific and awards committee has been appointed to undertake the judging at the conference, and will follow the below marking criteria:

  • Rationale: Was the reason for the study well developed and were the aims/hypotheses clear and logical?
  • Methods: Were the methods clearly explained and understood by the presenter? Were the methods valid?
  • Results: Were the key results easy to understand and logically presented?  Were the statistics appropriate?
  • Discussion: Were the results interpreted appropriately?
  • Implications: Was the “so what?” question clearly addressed and does the study have impact/relevance?
  • Significance and/or Innovation: Will this increase knowledge and/or has applied a new technique/approach?
  • Presentation: Were the slides easy to follow?
  • Presentation: Was the presentation clear and within the allotted time?
  • Question time: Did the presenter demonstrate mastery of the content under questioning?

 

Presentation Format

Exercise Science & Health

Finalists presented an oral presentation (12 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions).

Sports Science

Finalists presented an oral presentation (17 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions).

 

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Practitioner Award

 

Results

Winner – #283, Belinda Beck
Translating high intensity loading for osteoporosis to the real world: Two year observations from The Bone Clinic

 

Runner Up – #335, Sarah Weller
Translating what we know into what we do: Reach of exercise physiology services implemented as standard care for prostate cancer survivors in Canada

 

Eligibility Criteria

Open to practitioners who are not employed as full-time academics or researchers. It is anticipated that submissions and presentations in this category might be comprised of a number of different approaches that encourage active engagement of practitioners. Examples may include case studies, reviews or meta-analyses highlighting new knowledge or insights, aspects of management which are of interest or benefit to colleagues.

 

Judging Criteria

Abstracts will be judged on the basis of clinical practice, innovation, significance/impact and presentation quality.  Abstracts will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Clinical Practice quality – 30%
  • Innovation/novelty – 20%
  • Significance/impact – 25%
  • Presentation delivery – 25%

A highly esteemed scientific and awards committee has been appointed to undertake the judging at the conference, and will follow the below marking criteria:

  • Relevance: How relevant is the presentation to the profession?
  • Professional Impact: Is the presentation likely to impact on current practice?
  • Presentation: Were the slides easy to follow?
  • Presentation: Was the presentation clear and within the allotted time?
  • Question time: Did the presenter demonstrate mastery of the content under questioning?

 

Presentation Format

Finalists presented an oral presentation (12 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions).

 

 

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Poster Awards

 

Results  

No awards were provided

 

Eligibility Criteria

Open to all submitted abstracts.

 

Judging Criteria

Judging will be via your fellow delegates.

 

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Best Oral Presentation Awards

 

Results 

No awards were provided

 

Eligibility Criteria

Open to all submitted abstracts.

 

Judging Criteria

Judging will be via your fellow delegates.

 

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Exercise & Sports Science Australia & European College of Sports Science Research Exchange

 

2 winners were awarded this award at Research to Practice 2018.

 

These awards were provided for the best presentation by a young scientist (e.g. PhD or Masters student, post-doc) in exercise and sports science.

 

Attending the 23rd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, 2018. 4 – 7 July 2018, Dublin, Ireland:
#272, Nicholas Saner – Can exercise prevent the negative metabolic effects of sleep-loss?
from Young Investigator award for Exercise Science & Health.

 

Attending the 24th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, 2019. 3 – 6 July 2019, Prague, Czech Republic:
#145, Lewan Parker – Suppressed osteocalcin and muscle protein signalling mediate glucocorticoid-induced basal and post-exercise insulin resistance in humans
from Early Career Researcher award for Exercise Science & Health.

 

The exchange package allows the candidates the opportunity to:

  • Display their poster presentation in a prominent position in the poster area of the nominated ECSS congress.
  • Reserve a dedicated 5-minute period within the nominated ECSS congress program to present the awarded poster and answer questions.

 

 

NB: All results at the discretion of the judging panel and ESSA.