Welcome to the Advances in Public Health and Health Services Research at UNSW Conference
The fourth Annual Symposium on "Advances in Public Health and Health Services Research at UNSW" is being held on Friday, 21 September 2012 at the John Niland Scientia Building, Kensington Campus, UNSW.
The conference will showcase the most exciting elements in research from the School of Public Health and Community Medicine and its affiliated Research Centres: The Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity; The Kirby Institute; and The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, which together contribute to leadership setting the population health and health services research agenda in Australia
Professor Melanie Wakefield
Director of the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer at the
Cancer Council Victoria and an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, will
talk about the major policy issues involved in tobacco control including
the recent introduction of plain packaging and her own research on
Professor Robyn Richmond
Prof Richmond’s research encompasses a broad spectrum of public
health issues conducted over 30 years. Prof Richmond will be talking
about populations at high risk from smoking and will be focusing on
prisoners and those with a mental illness.The program includes a focus on Prevention, Protection, Promotion and Population including presentations (poster and talks) by academics and postgraduate research students from the School and Centres.
The day will end with a lively hypothetical debate on ‘How punitive should public health get: smokers don’t deserve health care” and will conclude with an awards ceremony