Introducing CAPHIA Networks

CAPHIA Networks – A new offering to learn and connect with the CAPHIA community

We are pleased to announce a new offering – CAPHIA Networks to foster collaboration and expertise in specific areas of academic public health. CAPHIA Networks are informal, academic-led groups to drive professional development and best practice in an area of interest.

How to Propose a CAPHIA Network

A short guideline on how to create and manage CAPHIA networks effectively: Proposal Have a Network idea in mind?

CAPHIA Board Director Election 2023 – Vote Now!

CAPHIA Board of Directors Election 2023: Voting now open

The Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia (CAPHIA) are inviting Full CAPHIA Members to cast their votes for TWO (2) Board Directors vacancies.

Voting Rules.

  1. All current financial Full Member institutions of CAPHIA are eligible to vote for those nominated for the CAPHIA Board of Directors
  2. The Head of School, CAPHIA representative or their nominated delegate may cast the vote.

CAPHIA Board of Directors – Nominations open for 2 x vacancies

CAPHIA Board Vacancies – Elected Directors
The Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia (CAPHIA) is seeking nominations for two (2) Board Directors to be elected by Members. We are inviting Full Members to nominate candidates for these roles.

Nominations for Elected Director candidates must:

  • Include all required information requested into this EOI form; and
  • Be lodged by 10am Monday 16th October 2023

Please note that a Full Member may only nominate one candidate for election.

CAPHIA Chair Professor Rebecca Ivers awarded AM

CAPHIA Director and Chair, Professor Rebecca Ivers recognised in the King’s Birthday 2023 Honours List on 12 June 2023.

CAPHIA are excited to share the news that our Director and Chair, Scientia Professor Rebecca Ivers has been recognised in this year’s King’s Birthday Honours as a Member (AM) in the General Division for her significant service to community health. Professor Ivers is a global leader in the field of injury prevention and has played a major role in shaping health across communities through an impactful programme of work spanning road injury,

Membership Call – Early Career Academics Committee

Expression of Interest: Early Career Academics Committee

The CAPHIA Board of Director is calling for members for the Early Career Academics Committee

CAPHIA is seeking members for the Early Career Academics (ECA) Committee.

Formerly known as “ECAPS” the Committee is focused on professionally developing those towards the start of their academic public health journey.

The Committee is highly engaged and output focused. Previous deliverables include speed networking, the 4-part professional development series and an international perspective seminar (see our vimeo channel for recordings,

Membership Call – Academic Development Working Group

Expression of Interest: Academic Development Working Group Members

The CAPHIA Board of Director is calling for members for the Academic Development Working Group.

CAPHIA is seeking members for the Academic Development Working Group chaired by Professor Aziz Rahman. This group progresses the Professional Development strategic pillar of CAPHIA’s 2021-2024 Strategic Plan, by promoting academic development, through coordination of the CAPHIA awards, and webinar/workshop series.

Working Group Responsibilities

The main tasks for the group for the next 18-24 months are:

  1. CAPHIA Awards (immediate priority) including confirming award categories and rubric and assessing applications.

CAPHIA Award Winner Spotlight: Early Career Academic – Dr Rimante Ronto

2022 Award Winner: Dr Rimante Ronto
Teaching Excellence – Early Career Academic

The CAPHIA Teaching Excellence Awards recognises and rewards the contribution of CAPHIA members to quality teaching and learning and inspiring student learning in public health.

The 2022 Teaching Excellence Award – Early Career Academic was presented to Dr Rimante Ronto in recognition of her impact to public health education. 

An in-depth understanding of the multifaceted nature of learning is demonstrated by Dr Rimante Ronto,

GNAPH Calls for Peace in Sudan

GNAPH Call for Peace in Sudan

The Global Network for Academic Public Health (GNAPH) has been closely monitoring the conflict in Sudan. We know that hundreds of people have already died and thousands have been injured in the capital, Khartoum. According to the Sudanese American Physicians Association, “Out of 78 major hospitals in the country, only 55 are operational…. The health care system is about to collapse.” The situation threatens the public health system,