The Global Network for Academic Public Health (GNAPH) endorses the ASPHER Statement on the war against Ukraine

The Global Network for Academic Public Health (GNAPH) endorses the ASPHER statement on the war against Ukraine. We strongly agree with their condemnation of the military action against Ukraine, and express our concern about the impact of the war on the health and wellbeing of the Ukrainian people and all those affected. We call for an end to this war, which infringes upon the public health profession’s deeply held principles of human rights and social justice.

Public Health Education Reimagined in the Post Covid Era

Early Career Academic & Postgraduate Students (ECAPS)

Webinar Series

For over two years now, the global impacts of COVID-19 or SARS-Cov2 have firmly established the importance of public health in guiding the health response. While public health knowledge, expertise, and a skilled workforce have been critical in guiding disease prevention and health protection activities, these rely on traditional public health competencies. At the same time, the pandemic has affected the tertiary education sector by widening educational inequalities among vulnerable students and accelerated trends and changes occurring in the higher education system pre-COVID.

Looking to the Past to Guide Our Future

Addressing Health for All by 2030
By Kathleen Prokopovich, University of Wollongong

The first two weeks of May saw two very timely publications released. One publication is from the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR)1,2. The other is a supplementary issue published by the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA). One looks at COVID-19 from a global context, while the other is specific to the Australian context.

What type of mask should healthcare workers use to protect from novel coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) pandemic?

What type of mask should healthcare workers use to protect from novel coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) pandemic?

Abrar Ahmad Chughtai, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) emerged in Wuhan City in China in December 2019 and as of 25 June 2020, around 9 million cases and 0.5 million deaths have been reported globally (1) . Like severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus1 (SARS-CoV1), Ebola and other previous epidemics (2,

What is it like to be a migrant female ECR in academia?

What is it like to be a migrant female ECR in academia?
By Dr Sabrina Gupta, Department of Public Health, La Trobe University

The difficulties of being a woman in an academic environment have often been discussed, and my particular experience also brings a different lens to the role. Being a first-generation migrant to Australia (and a second-generation migrant to Canada previously) of Indian heritage, meant significant adjustment to a new society.

CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum keynote speaker: Dr Melissa Russell

CAPHIA is pleased to introduce Dr Melissa Russell, who will be delivering a keynote presentation at the CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum. The topic of Dr Russell’s presentation is ‘University student well-being – the latest evidence from Australia and overseas’.

Dr Melissa Russell is a Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology, Course Coordinator for the Master of Public Health and the Head of the Centre of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Teaching Unit at the Centre of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,

CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum keynote speaker: Professor Penny Jane Burke

CAPHIA is pleased to introduce Professor Penny Jane Burke, who will be one of our keynote speakers for the CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum on 9-10 July.  The topic of Professor Burke’s address is ‘Changing Pedagogical Spaces: Diversity, Inequalities and Formations of Difference’.

Professor Penny Jane Burke is Global Innovation Chair of Equity and Director of the Centre of Excellence in Equity in Higher Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Passionately dedicated to developing methodological,

Setting yourself up to thrive for grant writing seasons.

Setting yourself up to thrive for grant writing seasons.
Dr Elizabeth Pritchard November 2019
Monash University
WALT Institute

As researchers, academics and students, our lives are often cyclical. Determined by various external deadlines, dates and requirements. Dates for an expression of interest, a grant application, publication review, exams, ethics submission deadlines, confirmation of candidature, semesters or marking. We often allow these external forces to dictate how we approach our day and get caught up in the flurry of activity.So how do make sure that we approach the year with energy,

New research into employment in public health

CAPHIA top-up PhD scholarship recipient, Rory Watts, is researching employment outcomes for public health graduates and the employment market for public health positions in Australasia. The first article from his doctoral research, “Public health job advertisements in Australia and New Zealand: a changing landscape”, has now been published in ANZJPH and is available here.