Research Afternoon and Oration

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Join us for our 20 year celebration with an afternoon of research and evening Oration. Everyone is welcome!

Date: Wednesday 16 October
Time: Program coming soon
Venue: Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, 55 North Terrace, UniSA City West Campus

HDA Research Afternoon - ABSTRACT CALL OPEN

HDA welcomes your submission and we look forward to celebrating our 20th Anniversary with you. Further information and instructions attached here.

Event sponsors

We thank our sponsors for their financial support towards our Research Afternoon and Oration.

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Celebrating 20 Years in 2024

We thank the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation (CRF) for their ongoing financial support of the PhD Excellence Award and our Scholars in fostering research excellence for our early career researchers.

Scholars - Where are they now?

A collaborative partnership of South Australian organisations

The valued support of our funding partners allows us to strengthen and broaden our aims to continuously improve the health and wellbeing of infants, children, adolescents and families.

Our partners




We welcome our new partner - The Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation!

The Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation (WCH Foundation) improves the health and wellbeing of women, children and families. With a strong focus on research, the WCH Foundation works with partners to transform evidence and new learnings into health care practice.



Congratulations to our HDA Women's Excellence in Research Award winner for 2024 – Dr Dorothea Dumuid

This Award recognises and celebrates excellence of research achievement by women working in the field of developmental health.



Congratulations to HDA & CRF PhD Excellence Awardee - Lisa Callahan

Congratulations to Lisa Callahan one of our Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA) and Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation (CRF) PhD Excellence Award winners for 2024.





The clinician, the family, and systems: Building infant mental health into the future

Join us for the Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA) and Australian Association for Infant Mental Health SA branch (AAIMH) forum.



The global revival of human milk banking: benefits for preterm infants, social impacts, and ongoing controversies

Join us for the Healthy Development Adelaide (HDA) and Women’s and Children’s Hospital Grand Round.