Research Bites 2019

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SRAP partnered again with Instituto Cervantes in Sydney and 5 Australian-based researchers through a Research Bites. Research Bites are periodical meetings aiming to facilitate science, transfer knowledge and exchange local experiences being researchers in Australia.

The event brought together researchers originally from Portugal, Colombia, Italy, Panama and Spain. Topics of presentations varied from a Pain App used in hospitals and by doctors to measure pain levels in children and adults; approaches in natural language processing; the effect of global warming on some lizard species, the ethical controversy of autonomous and connected vehicles on Sydney’s future infrastructure and learning and cognition in Port Jackson sharks.

Below you will find the list of presentations, topics and its lecturers:

“‘Jaws’ also have brains: learning and cognition in Port Jackson sharks” presented by Catarina Vila Pouca (Portugal) from Macquarie University.

Impacts of Autonomous and Connected Vehicles on Sydney’s Infrastructure” presented by Kevin Anderson (Panamá) from UniNSW.

Low resource natural language processing” presented by Inigo Jauregi Unanue (Spain) from UTS University.

Digging deep into the future: effect of global warming in a fossorial lizard’ presented by Iván Beltrán (Colombia) from Macquarie University.

Is the use of a Pain App reliable to measure symptoms in children and adults; a Spanish and Australian cross-sectional study” presented by Andrea Coda (Italy) from Newcastle University

When: On 20 June 2019 at 6:00 PM
Where: level 3/ 299 Sussex st, Sydney, NSW 2000

Research Bites are periodical meetings organised by the Spanish Researchers Asia-Pacific Association (SRAP). Aiming to facilitate the exchange of local experiences and to transfer knowledge among other researchers based in Australia. These informal gatherings have been previously organised in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart to promote networking in the Spanish and Ibero-American scientific community. In this occassion this session will include short presentations by researchers from Ibero American countries which are doing their researches in Australia.

SRAP would like to thank the Instituto Cervantes for hosting the event and to the great speakers on the evening: Andrea Coda; Inigo Jauregi Unanue; Kevin Anderson; Iván Beltrán and Catarina Vila Pouca.

Some photos of the event:






Ana Rubio Zuazo

About Ana Rubio Zuazo

I have 15 years of operational and management experience in Coastal NRM with an emphasis on marine aquaculture. My research revolves around marine ecology and aquaculture, in particular in relation to the cultivation of oysters. Most of my research focuses on the Sydney Rock Oyster and the Pacific Oysters. A number of projects that I am currently involved in are included in this industry website: • Coastal Natural Resource Management projects • Monitoring and response to Harmful Algal Blooms • Designing, conducting, statistical analysis and reporting of ecological and water quality data • Design, development and implementation of environmental and aquaculture-based research projects: design of state-wide oyster monitoring programs, disease investigations; production • Aquaculture advisor • Twenty years of experience in project management of aquatic monitoring programs • Calibration, set-up and deployment of water quality instrumentation • Extensive experience in field work (remote sites, off-boat sampling, benthic sampling, water quality monitoring, SCUBA assessments) • GIS, Modelling, reporting, web-portal design, education packages