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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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There were several senior and signifi cant appointments and departures during the course of the year. Assoc Professor Phil Giffard took up the newly created post of Head of Laboratory Science. Assoc Professor Adam Tomison was appointed as Head of Child Protection Research. Professor Sven Silburn was appointed as Leader for Early Learning and Parenting program and the Transforming Indigenous Education initiative. Dr Kate Senior moved from Menzies Education and Training Division to take up the role of Head of the newly formed Substance Misuse Unit and long term collaborator of Menzies, Ms Louise Clark, was appointed as Head of the Education and Training Unit and will take up her position in early 2009. Professor John Condon stepped down from the position of Deputy Director but thankfully remains part of the Menzies team. Professor Ross Spark took up the Deputy Director post in late 2008. Menzies Director, Professor Jonathan Carapetis participated in the Prime Ministers 20:20 Summit. Dr Ngiare Brown departed Menzies to take up a position as Co-Director at the Poche Institute for Indigenous Health at the University of Sydney. Professor Anne Chang and Assoc Professor Joan Cunningham were successful in NHMRC Fellowship applications and Dr Kerry-Ann OGrady and Dr Sue Skull were awarded NHMRC Training Fellowships. Three Scholarships the Menzies Scholarship, Gurdiminda Indigenous Health Scholarship and the Alan Walker Scholarship, were established for students showing exceptional research promise in their fi elds of study. Recipients of the Gurdiminda and Alan Walker Scholarships were Dr Jaqui Hughes and Mr Tom Snelling. Ms Leisa McCarthy won the Ian Potter Indigenous Research Fellowship and commenced her PhD with the Preventable Chronic Diseases Division. Mr Mark Mayo was the recipient of the 2008 Ryan Family Prize for his work in Melioidosis research. Dr Alice Rumbold and Dr Shelley Walton were shortlisted as fi nalists in the NT Research and Innovation Awards in the Next Generation and Tropical Knowledge categories. Mrs Sue Hutton was named as one of fi ve recipients in the 2008 Tribute to Territory Women qualifying Sue as an offi cial Living Legend of the NT. Two long term Menzies employees celebrate their 20 year anniversaries congratulations to Gabby Falls and Amanda Leach. Menzies Director, Professor Jonathan Carapetis, was named a member of the Chief Ministers 2030 Steering Committee which has been charged with developing a 20 year strategic plan for the NT. People and Community Highlights The year at a glance 10 Menzies School of Health Research | Annual Report 2008

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