5TH AUSTRALIA-SPAIN RESEARCH FORUM

When 7 Nov, 2019 8:40am — 5:00pm Where Australian National University Building 62A - Bob Douglas Lecture Theatre Eggleston Road ACTON, ACT 2601 Website http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/5th-australia-spain-research-forum-5-years-bridging-australia-and-spain-in-research-and-academia-tickets-76160802009
We invite you to register to attend the 5th Australia-Spain Research Forum; hosted by the ANU Centre for Mental Health Research on behalf of SRAP - the Association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP), and the Embassy of Spain in Canberra.

SRAP promotes and supports networking between Australia-Pacific and Spanish research institutes, and universities, and provides assistance and networking support for Spanish researchers in Australia-Pacific.

This year's forum celebrates SRAP's 5th Anniversary, and provides an opportunity to reflect on challenges and achievements, and to look to the future.

Places are limited, and so we encourage you to book now.
PROGRAM

(Subject to change, last updated 18/10/2019)

08.40 - 09.00 REGISTRATION AND ARRIVAL COFFEE

09.00 - 09.20 OPENING
Prof Russell Gruen, Dean, ANU College of Health and Medicine
Prof Mike Calford, Provost, ANU
Mr Manuel Cacho, Ambassador of Spain in Australia

09.20 - 09.45 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS (Chair: Prof Luis Salvador-Carulla)
SRAP 5 Years on

A/Prof Sergio Leon-Saval, President, SRAP, Director Sydney Astrophotonics Instrumentation Laboratory, University of Sydney

09.45 - 10.45 SRAP ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CHALLENGES (Chair: Ms Sara Carrillo de Albornoz)
SRAP activities and Australian partnerships

Dr Joaquín Valderrama-Valenzuela, Vice-President, SRAP, Research Scientist, National Acoustic Laboratories, Sydney
SRAP activities and international partnerships

A/Prof Ana Vila-Concejo, Geocoastal Research Group, School of Geosciences, University of Sydney
Deputy Director, One Tree Island Research Station, University of Sydney
SRAP social impact in media and communications

Ms Ana Montserrat, Director of Communications, SRAP

11.15 - 12.35 SRAP FORUMS’ LEGACY (Chair: Dr Marina Trigueros)
Science

Dr Francisco Sánchez-Bayo, School of Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney
Health and social sciences

Prof Luis Salvador-Carulla, Convenor, 5th Australia-Spain Research Forum, Head, Centre for Mental Health Research, Research School of Population Health, ANU
Arts and culture

Dr Paula Llull, Independent Art Writer and Curator

12.35 - 13.20 LUNCH

13.20 - 14.20 ENHANCING INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION BETWEEN AUSTRALIA, SPAIN, AND LATIN AMERICA (Chair: Mr Noel Campbell)
The role of funding agencies in research and development collaboration between Australia and Spain: The case of CDTI (Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology)

Mr Carlos Domene González, International R&D&i Advisor for the Spanish Innovation Agency in Australia
The role of universities in research and education in Australia, Spain and Latin America: The case of Loyola University

Prof Carlos García-Alonso, Professor of Operational Research and Information Systems, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research. Univ. Loyola Andalucia, Spain
The role of research organisations in enhancing collaboration between Australia, Spain and Latin America: The case of SRAP

A/Prof José Alberto Salinas-Pérez, Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods at Universidad Loyola Andalucia, Spain and Centre for Mental Health Research, Research School of Population Health, ANU College of Health and Medicine

Dr Eduardo Lazcano-Ponce, Director, National School of Public Health, Mexico

14.20 - 15.10 COFFEE BREAK

15.10 - 16.10 ROUNDTABLE (Chair: Prof Carola García de Vinuesa)
Australian-Spanish collaboration in research and development: where next?

Mr Luis Sánchez-Vellisco, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Spain, Canberra

Mr David Ferrán, Counsellor (Education), Embassy of Spain, Canberra

Ms Raquel Romero, Director, Cervantes Institute, Sydney

Dr Angel R. Sánchez, Senior Lecturer, Australian Astronomical Optics, Macquarie University, Sydney

Ms Anna Miller, General Manager, La Camara, Sydney

16.10 - 16.20 CONCLUDING REMARKS

Dr Joaquín Valderrama-Valenzuela, Vice-President, SRAP, Research Scientist, National Acoustic Laboratories, Sydney