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Celebrating Research Series: Call for abstracts

All ASSBI students are invited to submit an abstract (written text) showcasing your current research. 

Selected applicants will have the opportunity to present their research using a pre-recorded video abstract format. Training/guidelines on how to create a video abstract will be provided.

The selected abstracts will  be presented by ASSBI on various platforms and a prize will be presented to the winning abstract. 

This is a unique opportunity to present your research to a wide audience (at no cost*)!  

Eligibility criteria

  • Original research with the student presenting having been involved in the research to a significant degree.
  • If the research has been presented in previous settings, they will still be considered but preference will be given to students/research that has not been presented before. 

*This opportunity is open to all student members of ASSBI. If you are not a member and would like to submit an abstract, please use this link prior to applying


Link to application

Deadline30th October 5:00pm AEST (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)

Questions: Aishani Desai (

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Call for Applications
ASSBI Student Ambassador Program

The ASSBI student ambassador program is currently recruiting!


We are currently seeking expressions of interest from students across all health disciplines in Australia and New Zealand who would like to be a part of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI) student community for 2024 and 2025! We encourage both undergraduate and postgraduate students from all universities across Australia and New Zealand; and across all disciplines (e.g., Speech Pathology, Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, Psychiatry, Physiotherapy) to apply. Please also apply if you are from a city/regional area not listed above and would like to be considered.

Please see this document for a detailed description of the positions and requirements for the application.

Positions available
1. National Student Coordinator

  • One position vacant
  • Can be located anywhere in Australia or New Zealand
  • Term: 2 years

2. Team Leader

  • Positions available: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Hobart, Launceston, Auckland
  • Term: 1-2 years

3. Student Ambassador 

  • Available Positions: Melbourne,  Adelaide, Sydney, Perth, Newcastle, Hobart, Launceston, Brisbane, Tasmania, Auckland
  • Term: 1 year


Benefits of being part of the ASSBI Student Network

  • Complimentary ASSBI membership (1 year)
  • Complimentary conference registration (for the student coordinator and team leader positions, in the second year of the term)
  • Leadership, organisational and management experience
  • Networking opportunities with other students and leaders in the field of brain impairment


Requirements for all student ambassadors

  • Attendance and active participation in meetings
  • Attendance at student events in your represented city/location
  • Time commitment of approximately 5-7 hours a month. Please note that this may increase leading up to an event or during a project. All applicants are strongly encouraged to take this into consideration when applying

Please see below for specific responsibilities for each role.

National Student Coordinator


  • Liaising and supporting ASSBI's student team leaders and representatives across Australia throughout the year
  • Liaising with the executive committee regarding student events (e.g., executive summaries and attendance at executive meetings)
  • Providing innovative ways to further promote student engagement
  • Active role in helping to plan the annual conference program for students, with support from the executive
  • Responsible for the recruitment of student ambassadors nationwide across our many cities (e.g., Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Tasmania, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, etc.)
  • All applicants must be able to commit to a full 2-year term position


Team Leader


  • Lead the planning and organisation of up to two student ASSBI events per year (e.g., seminar, workshop, movie night, etc.) where students are invited to attend, network and are encouraged to participate and learn more about ASSBI
  • Liaise with the student coordinator and communicate the team's progress throughout the year
  • Coordinate and liaise with your team of student ambassadors
  • Conduct regular meetings with your team of student ambassadors
  • Help promote ASSBI to your wider networks (it is expected that all team members are responsible for the active promotion of ASSBI throughout this process)

Student Ambassador


  • Organise with your team up to two student ASSBI events per year (e.g., seminar, workshop, movie night, etc.) where students are invited to attend, network and are encouraged to participate and learn more about ASSBI
  • Work together with fellow student ambassadors who represent a range of disciplines (e.g., psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, neuropsychology)
  • Help promote ASSBI to your wider student networks
  • Attend team meetings and liaise regularly with your team leader

How to apply

Please complete the application using this link –

Deadline: October 15th 2023 at 5:00pm AEST.

Questions: Please contact Aishani Desai (

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