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 – 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,

CAPHIA Award Winner Spotlight: Teaching Innovation (Team) – University of Queensland

2022 Award Winner: University of Queensland
CAPHIA Award for Teaching Innovation (Team)

The CAPHIA Teaching Innovation Award recognises creative and unique methodologies that generate impacts from the perspective of significant stakeholders in public health, especially in developing and implementing innovations that impact teaching, learning and assessment or supporting student learning.

The award for Teaching Innovation (Team) was presented to the University of Queensland. The UQ team implemented a nested assessment structure as a framework to deepen reflexive insight and self-evaluation among students.

CAPHIA Award Winner Spotlight: CAPHIA Medal – Professor Dragan Ilic

2022 Award Winner: Professor Dragan Ilic

The CAPHIA medal represents our highest honor as a recognition of exemplary achievement in contributing to public health education in Australasia. The winner demonstrates an outstanding commitment to driving improvements, innovations, and capability building to advance public health education.

The 2022 CAPHIA Medal was presented to Professor Dragan Ilic in recognition of his outstanding achievements in public health education and research, including in forming collaborative partnerships throughout the academic public health sector.

CAPHIA Award Winner Spotlight: Teaching Excellence (Team) – University of Queensland

2022 Award Winner: University of Queensland
CAPHIA Award for Teaching Excellence (Team)

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

The Teaching Excellence Award was presented to the University of Queensland Bachelor of Health Sciences’ first-year Course Coordinator team, who led the co/redesign of a first year experience using a cross-disciplinary approach across the School of Public Health and the School of Biomedical Sciences.

2022 CAPHIA Award Winners Announced

CAPHIA 2022 Award Winners Announced!

We we excited to announce the 2022 CAPHIA Award Winners at the 2022 AGM and Heads of Schools Summit. Congratulations to the all the incredible individuals and teams who exemplify excellence in public health education across Australasia. Thank you also to the brilliant nominees, the competition was high and we strongly encourage you to submit again.

CAHIA Award Winners 2022

  • Teaching Excellence – Individual – A/Prof Stephanie Topp James Cook University
  • Teaching Excellence –

This is Public Health Grants Program applications now open

This Is Public Health (TIPH) Grant Program
Applications Close 3:59 pm Saturday 10 December AEDT

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This one-year grant program will provide twenty (20) awards of up to US $5,000 to academic public health institutions to develop TIPH Global campaigns that increase the visibility of public health in a region outside of the United States.

Academic public health institutions of the Global Network for Public Health are invited to submit applications the second cohort of the TIPH Global Grant Program.