Upcoming Events

Events & Initiatives

CAPHIA regularly hosts a variety of events for members including an annual Teaching & Learning Forum, and online webinar series. We also lead a number of initiatives for member including an Internship Program and workshops to explore key issues and opportunities.

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Past Events

Driving Student Engagement: 2 Case Studies

Webinar + Mini Workshops

How can we engage our students? What methodologies work well? What is student centred learning and how can we apply it in our practice? Explore two case studies by public health academics from La Trobe University and Torrens University Australia to find out more.

The webinar and mini workshop was organised by the CAPHIA Academic Development Working Group as was held on October 24th 2023.

Watch the recording here

CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum 2023

Hosted by the University of South Australia

Our annual flagship event was in Adelaide and online September 21 and 22, 2023. The Theme was “The Future of Public Health Education: Competencies | Advocacy | Workforce” was explored through keynotes, a plenary panel, oral presentations, challenge rooms and solution rooms. 

See our Vimeo channel for recordings. 

Keynote Slides:

Global Public Health Week 2023 Event Series

Preparing Public Health Professionals & Associations for New Challenges: An Australasian Perspective

Expert Panel and Q & A

Co-hosted by CAPHIA and the Australian Health Promotion Association, this expert panel of peak body Presidents and senior leaders will explore a number of future-focused and action-orientation tips.

April 3 2023 at 4pm – 5:30 pm AEST online 

Watch the recording here

The Climate Crisis and Health


Two leading experts in climate change and public health will provide their perspectives in this masterclass. 

April 4 2023 at 10am – 11:30am AEST online

Watch the recording & access the slides here

Co-Design for Health System Reform


Three co-design experts will share case studies of co-design in practice and provide participants with direct experience, ideas and skills for creating co-design initiatives. 

April 5 2023 12:30pm – 2pm AEST online

Watch the recording and access the slides here

Public Health Education for a Sustainable and Equitable Future


This workshop will explore the role of public health education in creating a sustainable and equitable future throughout Australasia. CAPHIA’s (soon to be published) Call to Action will be presented and questions explored to embed in practice

April 6 2023 at 12:30pm – 2pm AEST online

Watch the recording here

View the Call to Action Video here

Read the Call to Action peer review article here

2022 CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum

Resources Shared

On June 30th and July 1st 2022 Monash University Hosted the CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum. As part of the 2023 Global Public Health week, we will share recordings of the Keynote Presentations and Plenary Panels.

April 7 2023 at 12pm AEST – links emailed

2022 Teaching and Learning Program here

Day 1 Keynote and Plenary Panel recordings here

Day 2 Keynote and Plenary Panel recordings here

Early Career Academics Professional Development Series 2022

Seminar 1: Practical Learning and Teaching Strategies for Engaging Public Health Students

ECAPS first of 4 seminars took place on May 2nd 2022. 

The seminar showcases practical strategies that are highly transferable across student cohorts, public health areas of teaching, and institutions. The three speakers will provide their top tips that early career educators can implement quickly and easily in their own public health subjects.


  1. Storytelling – Dr Sophia Lin (UNSW)
  2. Case-Based Discussions – Dr Katharine Kent (Western Sydney)
  3. Removing barriers to learning – Tristan King (UniSA).

Watch the recording.

Read the slides.

Seminar 2: Practical Learning & Teaching Strategies to Improve Assessment & Feedback

Recording now available on our Vimeo channel. 


  1. Rethinking assessment in public health education – A Prof A Prof Danijela Gasevic (Monash University)
  2. Assessment & Feedback, my personal approaches & tips – Dr Tessa Peasgood (University of Melbourne)
  3. Innovative design and delivery in online learning: Maximising engagement – A Prof Sally Nathan (UNSW)

Slides available here

Top 3 Tips & key takeaways available here

Seminar 3: Collecting the Evidence & Impact of Your Teaching

Recording now available on our Vimeo channel


  1. What Am I Doing? Why? And… Am I Making an Impact? (A/Prof Katherine Baldock; University of South Australia)
  2. Teaching From the Gut is Complete Bulldust: Mythbusting for Impact (Dr Kris McBain-Rigg; James Cook University)

  Slides available here

Seminar 4: The Promotion and Application Pitch

Recording now available on our Vimeo channel


  1. When to Go for Promotion (Dr Ankur Singh; University of Melbourne)
  2. Demonstrating Your Capabilities for Promotion: Tips From a Recent Successful Applicant (Dr Sophia Lin; University of New South Wales)
  3. The Promotion Pitch: Unsuccessful? Lessons From Failure (A/Prof Aziz Rahman; Federation University)
  4. Tips From a Promotion Panel Member (A/Prof Rebecca Fanany; Central Queensland University)
  5. HDR to Academic: Tips for Getting an Academic Position (A/Prof Sue Devine; James Cook University)
Slides available here
Top Tips and Take Home Messages available here

Public Health Education Reimagined in the Post Covid Era Webinar

The global impacts of COVID-19 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. The pandemic has also widened educational inequalities among vulnerable students and accelerated trends and changes occurring in the higher education system pre-COVID. Addressing the pandemic has thus provoked thinking around potential lessons for public health education for the development of new and strengthened educational strategies in a post-COVID -19 world.

Watch the recording.

Read the slides