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.

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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,

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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,

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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,

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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.

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New CAPHIA Facebook page

CAPHIA now has a Facebook page!

The CAPHIA Facebook page provides up to date, accurate information for contemporary public health issues and education relevant to our community. We would love it if you could ‘like’ the page and send it to your friends too.

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Congratulations to the winners of the CAPHIA Awards 2018!

Every year, CAPHIA celebrates the achievements of excellent public health teaching and research staff across Australia and New Zealand. This year CAPHIA congratulates:

CAPHIA 2018 Award for Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Teaching

Professor Melissa Haswell, Queensland University of Technology

CAPHIA 2018 Award for Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Teaching (Early Career)

Dr Tazeen Majeed, University of Newcastle

CAPHIA 2018 President’s Award for Enhancing the Public Health Workforce Through Mentoring

Professor Kylie Ball,

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Statement on Foundation for a Smoke Free World

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Statement on Foundation for a Smoke Free World

The Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia (CAPHIA), the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA), and the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) note with concern the announcement that Philip Morris International plans to contribute nearly $1 billion to a not-for-profit organisation known as Foundation for a Smoke Free World.

We will not accept any kind of funding or support from Foundation for a Smoke Free World,

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CAPHIA contributes to Labor Health Summit

The CAPHIA Executive Director, Dr Devin Bowles, was one of approximately 150 participants at the ALP’s Health Summit at Parliament House on 3 March 2017. The ALP had 20-25 MPs in attendance, so it was a really good opportunity to influence thinking about health outside of the shadow health portfolio.

As the Summit concluded, Devin was interviewed about his thoughts on the day by Croakey.

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