SMAANZ HDR conference at Victoria University Melbourne

SMAANZ will again be running a one day HDR conference at the Victoria University city campus, Melbourne from 9am until 5pm on Friday 7 July 2017. The day will consist of student presentations and a keynote session by Professor Russell Hoye from La Trobe University. The day is free for SMAANZ HDR members or $40 for non-members (which includes a SMAANZ membership). Food will be provided. Please note that attendance at this conference is conditional on presenting.The day is free for SMAANZ HDR members or $40 for non-members (which includes a SMAANZ membership).


So you want to be a sport management academic? Professor Russ Hoye, PVC (Research Development) at La Trobe University, will cover the five keys to developing an academic career in the contemporary Higher Education system – how to navigate the university sector, tips on effective curriculum development and delivery, how to carve out a research agenda, steps to building effective industry partnerships and advice on the why and how of effective collaboration.


HDR students will each give a 10-minute presentation, and then receive constructive feedback from academics and their fellow students. This presentation could be a practice for the annual conference, a journal article/thesis chapter, or if you’re in the early stages of a Masters/PhD, you could present your proposed project. This is an opportunity to develop your presentation skills in a friendly and welcoming environment, and to get feedback from external sources.

Abstract guidelines and submission

  • Submitted as MS Word Document
  • Maximum 250 words
  • Times New Roman font, Size 11 font (title and author in capitals)
  • Abstract deadline is closed. Submit your abstract to [email protected]

Travel bursaries

The session is open to all enrolled postgraduate students (Masters and PhD) and is supported by a bursary program to help SMAANZ student members to travel to Melbourne for the event. SMAANZ will support up to $250 to cover costs of travel and accommodation for the event for AU students (except those based in Melbourne) and up to $500 for NZ based students. A maximum of eight bursaries will be granted at the discretion of the SMAANZ board. The bursary program is only available to current SMAANZ student members as of 14 March 2017. Please note in your submission if you wish to be considered for the bursary program.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with [email protected]

Katherine Raw
SMAANZ board – Student Representative