Science for Scientists
DATE: Thursday, July 18th 2019
TIME: 9.00 AM - 5:30 PM
FORMAT: Keynote speakers, flashtalks, Group questions and discussion, posters, and networking lunch and drinks
LOCATION: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
IDEAL AUDIENCE: Scientists that want to get inspired by other scientist on the latest state of the art methods, scientific breakthroughs, and best practices.
Advancing the Science of Positive Psychology
Science for Scientists Day supports IPPA’s mission to help build research skills and networks for our scientists. The Day aims to introduce the audience to a range of experts across different methods, support interdisciplinary dialogue, and ensure that early career scientists get good value from the Congress.
3 learning objectives:
Get updated with the latest findings in the field of PP
Learn about the opportunities and value of large international collaborations
Gain insight in the latest application of big data including social media data, sensor data, and genetic data
09.00-09.15 Barb Fredrickson – Welcome and opening
09.15-9:45 Keynote #1: Meike Bartels on biology, including genetics and gene expression
9:45-10:00 Group questions and discussion on incorporating biological aspects into studies, implications for PP research
10:00-10:45 3-5-minute Flash talks (5 x + discussion)
10:45-11:15 Morning Tea, Networking, Poster Presentations
11:45-12:00 Group questions and discussion on meta-analysis, interdisciplinary collaboration, implication for PP research
12:00-12:45 3-5-minute Flash talks (5 x + discussion)
12.45-13:45 Lunch, Networking, Poster Presentations
13:45-14:15 Keynote #3: Peggy Kern – big data/ linguistic analysis from social media & other sources
14:15-14:30 Group questions and discussion on big data approaches, implication for PP research
14:30-15:15 3-5-minute Flash talks (5 x + discussion)
15:15-15:45 Afternoon Tea, Networking, Poster Presentations
15:45-16:15 Keynote #4: Stephen Schueller- technology assisted behavioural & psychological interventions
16:15-16:30 Group questions and discussion on using apps for interventions and measurement
16:30-17:00 Summary, integration, and call to action by Neil Lutsky
17:00-18:00 Drinks, networking
Dr Peggy Kern is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education. Originally trained in social, personality, and developmental psychology, Dr Kern received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Arizona State University, a Masters and PhD in social/personality psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania. She has published 2 books and over 70 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. She received the IPPA Early Career Researcher award in 2017 and is the founder and president of the IPPA education division. Her research is collaborative in nature and draws on a variety of methodologies, including big data, integrative data analysis, and mixed methods to examine questions around who thrives in life and why, including: (a) understanding and measuring healthy functioning, (b) identifying individual and social factors impacting life trajectories, and (c) systems informed approaches to wellbeing.
Professor Meike Bartels – Biology and Positive Psychology
Prof Bartels is University Research Chair Professor in Genetics and Well-being at the Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journal including the first molecular genetic evidence for well-being in PNAS, the first genomic variant for well-being in Nature Genetics, and evidence for differential gene expression in the hippocampal formation in Nature Genetics. She was awarded a prestigious European Research Council Consolidator grant to build, expand and consolidate her line of research on Genetics and Well-being. She is the president-elect of the Behavior Genetics Associations and recipient of international awards (include the status of Fellow of IPPA in 2017). In 2016 she was elected as one of the 400 most successful women in the Netherlands. She conducts and supervises several research projects to gain sight into the underlying sources of variation on Well-being.
Prof Sarah Medland – Large scale international collaborations; The ENIGMA Project
Prof Medland is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow working in the areas of psychiatric and quantitative genetics at the Psychiatric Genetics Laboratory, QIMR Berghofer. She mainly work on Child & Adolescent Psychopathology, Neuroimaging genetics (with ENIGMA), Women's health.