A Night of Science in the South - Woodcroft Librar

Next date: Friday, 19 August 2022 | 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Here's an opportunity that doesn't come up very often!

Eight of SA's best scientists present their research in fast, fun and visual presentations.

A Night of Science in the South will take place on 19 August 2022 at Woodcroft Library and is an initiative of City of Onkaparinga Libraries, AIPS Tall Poppy Campaign and National Science Week .

Each speaker has been allocated 6 minutes to talk about their science. So get ready for bite-sized treats of science awesomeness. Get excited... and book now, for this is sure to fill up fast.

All of the presentations will be translated by Auslan interpreters from Deaf Connect.

Drinks, nibbles, networking and door prizes!

Cost $15 per person.

Light supper provided. Beer and wine available for purchase. Bookings essential.

This project is supported by National Science Week.

Meet the Scientists!

Dr Brenton Hordacre

Dr Brenton Hordacre is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia. He holds a PhD in neurorehabilitation from Flinders University and leads the Plasticity Theme within IIMPACT in Health research concentration at the University of South Australia. Dr Hordacre research aims to discover new innovations to support stroke recovery. He maintains a clinical position, working directly with patients through the Brain Recovery Clinic, which serves as a pathway to rapidly translate research to clinical practice.

Dr Eddie Banks

Dr Eddie Banks is a senior researcher with the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training and the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders University. For the last 17 years his research has focused on investigating the availability and long-term sustainability of freshwater resources and to help understand the physical processes that lead to their existence. He is passionate about applying sound scientific methodologies to support natural resource managers, landholders, and the community to advance sustainable water resource management.

Dr Dominic McAfee

Dr Dominic McAfee is a marine ecologist at The University of Adelaide working to restore Australia's lost shellfish reefs, both on the seafloor and in public awareness. His research with national researchers has helped turn these forgotten, functionally extinct reef ecosystems into Australia’s largest marine restoration program, research that received the prestigious Eureka Prize Award for Science Applied Environmental Science in 2020.

Associate Professor Yuval Yarom

Yuval Yarom’s research explores the security of the interface between computer software and hardware. He completed a B.Sc. and MSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the early nineties. Yuval spent many years working in the IT industry, including as Vice President of Research in Memco Software and a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Girafa.com. In 2014 he completed his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Adelaide in 2014. He is now an Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide.

Dr Ian Moffat

Dr Ian Moffat is an Associate Professor of Archaeological Science at Flinders University where he undertakes research and teaching using earth science techniques in archaeology. He has previously held research positions at the University of Cambridge and the Institute for Mediterranean Studies. Ian holds a PhD from the ANU and a BA and BSc (Hons) from UQ. In addition to his academic career he has worked at Ecophyte Technologies, Precipice Training and Archaeometry Pty Ltd.

Dr Alice Jones

Dr Alice Jones is a lecturer and researcher in ecology interested in the impacts of environmental change on marine and coastal systems. She has a PhD in marine ecology, a MSc in aquatic resource management and a BSc in zoology. Previously she worked in a joint position between the University of Adelaide (School of Biological Sciences) and the SA Department for Environment and Water (Science Partnerships Team). This position enabled her to develop a strong understanding of policies for biodiversity and conservation. Her research is focused on the effect that human activities and environmental change have on living things and ecosystems.

Associate Professor Sarah Cohen-Woods

Sarah Cohen-Woods is a curious Neuroscientist and Psychology lecturer at Flinders University, received a BSc in Psychology from the University of Leeds in 2003, and an MRC-funded MSc (2004) and PhD (2008) in Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, King’s College London. In 2012 she moved to the University of Adelaide and then in 2016 to Flinders University as a Matthew Flinders Fellow. She now heads the Behavioural Genetic and Environmental Mechanisms (Behavioural GEMs) Lab.

Dr Alyce Martin

Dr Alyce Martin is an ARC DECRA Fellow in the College of Medicine and Public Health, and Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute at Flinders University. She has a Bachelor of Medical Science, a Bachelor of Science with honours and a PhD in Medicine all from Flinders University. Her research focusses on the biology of hormone producing cells in the gut, with a particular interest in serotonin producing cells (think happy chemicals).

COVID-19 Guidelines:

  • Please follow accepted hygiene measures including sanitising hands when entering the building and staying home if you are unwell
  • Numbers at sessions will be strictly limited to adhere to COVID-19 requirements
  • All attendees must book via Eventbrite

Please note that photographs of our activities may be taken from time to time to assist with the development of promotional material and social media content. If you do not wish to be photographed while participating in an activity, please speak to a library staff member.


  • Friday, 19 August 2022 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


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