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Annual report 2008, Menzies School of Health Research



Annual report 2008, Menzies School of Health Research

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Menzies School of Health Research annual report 2008; 2008 Menzies School of Health annual report


Menzies School of Health Research


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Through scientifi c excellence, education and research the team at Menzies is discovering ways to reduce the impact of disease and improve the health and well-being of people living in Australia and beyond. -- page 4


Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; Charles Darwin University; Discovery for a healthy tomorrow

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Who we are and what we do page 4 -- Where and how we work page 5 -- Menzies Strategic Plan page 6 -- Vision page 7 -- Values page 7 -- Goals page 7 -- The Year at a Glance page 8 -- Financial and Corporate Overview page 12 -- A Message from the Chair page 14 -- A Message from the Director page 16 -- A Message from the Indigenous Development Unit page 18 -- Child Health Division page 21 -- Healing and Resilience Division page 27 -- International Health Division page 33 -- Preventable Chronic Diseases Division page 39 -- Services, Systems and Society Division Page 45 -- Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases Division page 51 -- Education and Training Division page 57 -- Corporate Services Division page 63 -- Menzies and the Community page 71 -- Governance page 72 -- Honorary Appointees page 75 -- Research Funding page 76 -- Publications page 84 -- Professional Activities page 92 -- Collaborators page 96 -- page 3




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Menzies School of Health Research annual report; Annual Report




99 pages : colour illustration ; 30 cm.

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education and training division Menzies offers a range of courses for all academic levels and areas of interest. This includes Public Health Coursework targeting people currently working or moving into a public health environment. It enables them to develop their professional skills in the fi eld of Indigenous, International, tropical and remote health. Our program comprises Graduate Diploma, Master and Professional Doctorate levels. Our coursework program is accredited through Charles Darwin University, and Menzies membership of the Australian Network of Academic Public Health Institutions (ANAPHI) ensures our coursework is competitive nationally. We oversee postgraduate research students, and provide these students with the skills necessary to complete their projects, in partnership with our supervising senior research staff. We engage leading Australian researchers to develop and deliver topical short courses to enhance the range of electives available to our public health students, the professional development of Menzies staff and the wider public health workforce. These short courses also attract interstate participants including postgraduate public health students enrolled elsewhere in Australia. Key Achievements in 2008 Exploring Public Health is an undergraduate unit which was developed by Menzies for the Charles Darwin University Bachelor of Biomedical Science. This initiative will provide an additional pathway for students to enter public health training and will be offered for the fi rst time in Semester 1, 2009. The Division employed two new part-time Indigenous lecturers with the aim of increasing the Indigenous content in all units, recruiting Indigenous students and providing support for Indigenous students. Long-term funding has been secured for the development and delivery of a Menzies Research Support and Education Program in collaboration with the NT Department of Health and Families and the NT Clinical School. It will involve development and delivery of research education, including short courses, modules and formally-assessed study units, development of a network of research experts and academics within Menzies, and access to this network for 1:1 consultations for every step of the research process. Through Menzies ongoing relationship with the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education we conducted a residential workshop at Menzies in March 2008. This is one of our key strategies for developing pathways into postgraduate education and it included sessions on epidemiology, public health and evidence-based practice with eight Menzies-based guest lecturers. In March 2008 Alyson Brown was announced as the winner of the 2007 Val Asche Prize for Academic Excellence. Her public health coursework program was outstanding. In early 2009 Dr Val Asche generously increased the size of this prize for future recipients. This year two core units previously purchased from the University of Queensland were extensively rewritten and brought in-house. A new unit, Public Health Anthropology, was also developed and delivered. A new collaboration was established with the Katherine West Health Board that saw the commencement of web-based teaching/tutorial sessions to staff of remote Aboriginal communities. More than 25 Menzies staff members were involved in teaching and tutoring for coursework and short course activities more than ever before. The Population Health Education and Research Program (PHERP) committed to supporting our core funding for public health teaching activities as part of a fi ve year program. Ms Alyson Brown winner of the 2007 Val Asche Prize 58 Menzies School of Health Research | Annual Report 2008

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