Congratulations to the successful applicants who will have the opportunity to showcase their take on: How can we thrive in the 21st century?
UNSOMNIA 2021 is a professional development program which offers UNSW academics, researchers and PhD students a unique opportunity to refine their presentation skills and showcase their research to broad audiences.
The UNSW Centre for Ideas received 45 applications to the program for 2021 (over double the number of applications received last year). Successful participants span all six UNSW faculties, and for the first time a duo has been selected to the program.
“It was really exciting to have so many great applications. We are lucky to have such a varied and talented group to work with who will be talking about everything from quantum computing to the legal imagination,” said Director of Strategic Events, Centre for Ideas, Ann Mossop.
Congratulations to the cohort for 2021!
- Felix Aplin | Faculty of Medicine & Health | School of Medical Sciences
- Isabella Dobrescu and Alberto Motta | Faculty of Business | School of Economics
- Kate Faasse | Faculty of Science | School of Psychology
- Bernardo García-Pola | Faculty of Business | School of Economics
- Danielle Holmes | Faculty of Engineering | School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications
- Tema Milstein | Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture | School of Humanities & Languages
- Bronwen Morgan | Faculty of Law & Justice | Law | School of Society & Criminology
- Matthew Priestley | Faculty of Engineering | School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications
- Fiacre Rougieux | Faculty of Engineering | School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering
- Andy Symington | Faculty of Law & Justice | School of Global & Public Law
- Joyce Wu | Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture | School of Social Sciences
- Zoe Xirocostas | Faculty of Science | School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences
This year, applicants were asked to respond to the following question in reference to their research area: How can we thrive in the 21st century? Their response to this question will become the basis for a 10 minute talk that participants will develop over the course of the program.
The program has kicked off with participants commencing their scriptwriting and the first training session was held on Friday 30 April.
One of the participants Joyce Wu from the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture said, "I am very excited to be part of the UNSOMNIA cohort, because it's a great opportunity to learn how to share with the community about my research, which is looking at men's behavioural changes and how institutions and workplaces have a role in supporting that. My research took me to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Timor Leste and back home to Australia again. It's important to always look at ourselves and how we can do better and learn from others."
At the completion of UNSOMNIA, participants will have a range of specially made digital assets at their disposal (videos, podcasts, headshots), along with opportunities to present at live events to further promote their research and career.
View the Inside UNSW story to find out more about the UNSOMNIA 2021 program.