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Annual report 2008, Menzies School of Health Research

Details:

Title

Annual report 2008, Menzies School of Health Research

Other title

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

Creator

Menzies School of Health Research

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Menzies School of Health Research annual report; Annual Report

Date

2008-12-31

Location

Tiwi

Abstract

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

Notes

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

Table of contents

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

Language

English

Subject

Menzies School of Health Research; Medicine; Research; Annual report

Publisher name

Menzies School of Health Research

Place of publication

Tiwi

Series

Menzies School of Health Research annual report; Annual Report

Volume

2008

Format

99 pages : colour illustration ; 30 cm.

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Menzies School of Health Research

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021C00047

Related links

https://www.menzies.edu.au/ [Menzie School of Health Research website]

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/247612

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/575405

Page content

corporate services division Menzies Staff under the Microscope Rachel Mayhead Research Administration Offi cer, Corporate Services Division As a Research Administration Offi cer for three Menzies divisions and an assistant to divisional heads Bart Currie and Nick Anstey, Rachel Mayhead has a lot of ground to cover in a working week. The majority of my work is to support researchers get their grant applications together, Rachel says. I do all the fi ddly bits I probably do about 30-40 applications in a year. Long term Id like to get into something a bit more active, like fi eld work or project management, but the work suits me down to the ground. The Research Admin Team is a great little team. Its nice to work somewhere where I feel Im making a positive difference to the world I live in.I love the collegiate working environment of Menzies and love the camaraderie. I also help out with travel arrangements, conference attendance and publications, collate progress and fi nal reports to funding partners. Rachel trained as a teacher in her native Tasmania but chucked it all in to follow her partner a pilot up to Darwin in 1994. It proved a good decision. It was an absolutely atrocious Wet the year we arrived, the worst since Tracy. We lived in a backpackers for three months and absolutely fell in love with the liveliness of the place. People seemed a lot friendlier than in Tassie. Over the ensuing years Rachel worked in hotels, did some relief teaching in Timber Creek, helped out at the local pub, taught in primary and high schools, then worked at Airnorth, before fi nally settling down in 2000 at Charles Darwin University where she worked on course promotions, research student administration and international student marketing. In April 2008 Rachel made the move to Menzies, where she now works for the Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases, International Health, and Child Health divisions. Despite already having a year under her belt, Rachel says it will take another three years to even become comfortable in what she is doing. Long term Id like to get into something a bit more active, like fi eld work or project management, but the work suits me down to the ground. The Research Admin Team is a great little team. Its nice to work somewhere where I feel Im making a positive difference to the world I live in.I love the collegiate working environment of Menzies and love the camaraderie. For the moment the active part of Rachels nature is satisfi ed by her beloved dogs Gus and Jackie, her road trips, her Top End camping expeditions, overseas travel and sailing. The Territory is built for road trips and camping. Its like a whole community on the move, especially in the Dry. She admits that there is also a more academic side to her. Im on the verge of fi nishing a Masters in International Management at CDU and once Ive done that, Im going to indulge myself by taking tennis lessons and learning Tandoori cooking. Id love to travel to India and really want to go walking in the foothills of the Himalayas but my partner isnt as keen as me, so Ill have to make do with some Indian cuisine for a while. Rachel says she sees herself staying in Darwin for the long term. Ive watched Darwin grow and there are so many opportunities here for working and living. Weve bought a house and I just cant see us moving anywhere else. She admits to sometimes missing the cold, but shes even got a plan for that. One day Im going to start the Darwin Alpine Club, where like-minded people can get together in a refrigerated container and wear winter woollies and watch Warren Miller fi lms! Want to work or study at Menzies? Visit www.menzies.edu.au for more information about employment and education opportunities. 70 Menzies School of Health Research | Annual Report 2008


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