Student Representative

The AIPN student representative is primarily responsible for representing all matters affecting, or of concern, to injury prevention students to the AIPN executive committee; for promoting the views of injury prevention students and encouraging students to become members and be actively involved in AIPN activities.

The current AIPN student representative is Sheree Bekker from the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), Federation University Australia.

Contact the AIPN Student Representative

Do you have any opinions, ideas, suggestions or any other student-related matters that you would like to raise in relation to injury prevention or safety promotion? If so, please email the current AIPN student representative, Sheree Bekker.

Student Membership Benefits

The benefits of becoming a student member of AIPN include:

  • Discounted conference registration fee

  • Access to student bursaries for AIPN conferences

  • Participation in student-only meetings and activities that are held in conjunction with AIPN conferences or events

  • Meeting other injury prevention students around Australia through AIPN conferences, events or email lists

  • Receiving the quarterly AIPN Injury Incidence newsletter

  • Access to student only competitions and prizes

  • The opportunity to make a contribution to injury prevention in Australia

  • The opportunity to have access to injury prevention research projects being conducted around Australia through the AIPN community

  • The opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the processes of promoting an issue such as injury prevention to local and state governments (i.e. gaining advocacy experience)

  • The opportunity to network and build interpersonal skills with other Australian researchers through the AIPN community

Student Meetings

The AIPN aims to hold student only meetings at AIPN conferences. These meetings may be in the form of a presentation, discussion panel or even a careers forum. If you have any feedback or suggestions for these student meetings, please contact the AIPN student representative.

2015 Australian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Conference Student Program

Student program: The next wave of injury prevention research and practice

This year, the student program at the conference will include a 90 minute workshop focused on students; crafted around the changing landscape in the field of injury prevention research and practice.

This workshop will include career insights from early and mid-career researchers, as well as experts and practitioners in the field. A range of subjects will be discussed, including career pathways, publishing, research communication, and how to establish a ‘voice’ in your field.

A student-only lunch will also be hosted, so as to allow for peer networking in an informal setting.
The student program is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students, either full time or part time, undertaking studies relevant to injury prevention and safety/health promotion.

Student bursaries

In recognition of AIPN student members, and their ongoing study and contribution to injury prevention research and practice, the AIPN will award three student bursaries to the value of $1,000 (AU$500 cash and complimentary conference registration).

To be eligible you must be a full-time student, have an abstract accepted for an oral presentation, be a finacial member of the AIPN and indicate on your abstract submission for that you wish to be considered.

Bursary recipients will be presented during the conference closing ceremony, and will be presented with a cheque for AU$500. Complimentary conference registration will be offered to bursary recipients at time of abstract acceptance.

Student prize

Presentation of the student prize will be included in the conference closing ceremony and will be awarded to the student who has presented the best oral or poster presentation as determined by the Conference Scientific Committee.

Have your Research Published in Injury Prevention

In recognition of the role that student researchers play in shaping the next generation of injury prevention research and practice, Injury Prevention is offering the opportunity to have a manuscript considered for publication by the Journal’s Editorial Board. Whilst publication isn’t guaranteed, the Journal is offering a ‘fast-track’ review of the nominated manuscript.

This opportunity is open to all AIPN Student members who have an abstract accepted for the conference program. If your abstract is accepted for the conference program, you will be invited to submit a manuscript based on that abstract to the AIPN Executive Committee by the end of August 2015.

The Conference Scientific Committee, in conjunction with the AIPN Executive, will then review manuscripts and one manuscript will be put forward to Injury Prevention for publication.

Discounted conference registration for full-time students

Full Conference Registration includes attendance to all conference sessions and the trade area, daytime catering and a conference satchel containing the conference handbook. Full registration also includes the Conference Dinner on Thursday, 26 November 2015.

Please note that all prices quoted are in Australian Dollars and includes 10% GST.

Full time student registration cost: $495

To register for the conference, visit the conference website.

Not a Student Member of the AIPN?

To be eligible for the Student Bursaries and Injury Prevention manuscript opportunity, you need to be a financial member of the AIPN.

If you are not already a student member, simply visit our memberships page and complete your membership application online.

Full-time students can join for $65 a year, whilst part-time students can join for $95 a year.