A group of smiling adults around a campfire.
Image: Phill Coffman

Collaborating On Improving Community Health

Presented by Western Sydney University
Event Talk

How can we use sport as a tool to promote health?  Or use churches as a setting to tackle diabetes?  Have you ever wondered whether we can do more to promote healthy ageing, cancer screening or health service engagement?

Western Sydney University is committed to working collaboratively with health, community, and industry stakeholders to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community.  At the Translational Health Research Institute (THRI), our researchers work across a range of areas including chronic disease prevention, dementia and healthy ageing, and community-based intervention design, implementation, and evaluation.

By working with community and industry stakeholders, our research is positioned to empower individuals and groups to make sustainable changes to their health behaviours, and change lives.

Join us at Western Sydney University’s Parramatta South campus where, as part of Sydney Science Festival, we showcase Western Sydney University’s collaborative and innovative approaches to improving health and wellbeing.  The session includes:

1:00-2:00pm
Keynote presentations from Western’s leading health and medical researchers and partner specialists Professor Jane Ussher (THRI) and Tim Horan (Director, REDI Partnerships)

2:00-3:00pm
Rapid fire presentations from researchers and students on working with partners for research impact and engagement

3:00-3:30pm
An industry stakeholder panel, discussing the benefits of collaborative, evidence-based approaches to community health

3:30-5:00pm
Networking and light refreshments.

Our afternoon of engaging speakers will discuss how to implement great ideas, who to connect with to make it happen, and how to evaluate your programs to show that they are making a difference in the community.

Western Sydney University speakers include the following:

Dr Genevieve Steiner, NICM Health Research Institute & Translational Health Research Institute

Dr Emma George, School of Science and Health & Translational Health Research Institute

Dr Kate McBride, Translational Health Research Institute & School of Medicine

Dr Freya MacMillan, School of Science and Health & Translational Health Research Institute

Dr Ryan Storr, School of Science and Health

Professor Tony Rossi, School of Science and Health

Dr Carolyn Ee, NICM Health Research Institute & Translational Health Research Institute

Dr Jerry Zhou, School of Medicine

Dr Frances Henshaw, School of Science and Health

Dr Tinashe Dune, School of Science and Health & Translational Health Research Institute

Aymen El Masri, School of Science and Health

Dorothy Ndwiga, Translational Health Research Institute & School of Science and Health

Registration is essential as places are limited – please register by Friday 2 August.