Families @ Flinders

Dr Miranda Roe (chair) - December 9, 2008

This is the 2nd Meeting of the group. It will followed up from the 1st meeting on the 30th of October, 2008 to outline future directions, map areas of research interest within the group and identify and develop research area sub-clusters.

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Launch of Global Health Watch 2

December 4, 2008

Global Health Watch 2 draws attention to the politics of global health and the policies and actions of key actors. It includes chapters on the United States foreign assistance programme, the Gates Foundation, the World Bank, the World Health Organization and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

View the flyer (PDF 282KB) .

Visit the website.


Theory Club

Professor Anthony Elliott, Professor Chris Miller - December 2, 2008

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View Anthony's profile.




Hidden Injuries of Class (PDF 1MB)
Living in a Privatised World (PDF 1MB)
Making the Cut (PDF 1MB)
Negotiating dilemmatic space (PDF 628KB)


Journal Club

November 25, 2008

An initiative to engage researchers and bring them together to discuss issues relevant to cross-disciplinary research and methodology.

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Families @ Flinders

Associate Professor Colin MacDougall (chair) - October 30, 2008

This was an initial meeting for researchers and postgraduate students interested in finding out what research is currently happening at Flinders, expanding their academic networks within the Health & Society ASRI, and exploring potential for future research collaboration, in areas such as family violence, maternity and postnatal support, adolescent/youth health.

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View the abstracts (PDF 118KB)



Food @ Flinders Research Day

Prof John Coveny (chair) - October 22, 2008

This event brings together graduate students and researchers working in the area of Food, Health and Society to improve communication and networking, and explore collaboration.

Read John's profile.
View the flyer (PDF 112KB) .


Oregon Shines (OSIII): Developing Systems-thinking Tools and Techniques for Community Wellbeing
- Challenges and Opportunities

Rita Conrad - October 13, 2008

Oregon Shines is the strategic plan for the future of Oregon and all Oregonians. Mandated by the Governor in 1989 to help turn around a struggling economy, the plan set three goals and recommended strategies to achieve these goals. The plan also created the Oregon Benchmarks to measure progress. Oregon Shines III will use a four-phased approach with tools and methods that build on the capacity to think more systemically, act more collaboratively, produce sustainable results and measurably transform Oregon’s future.

Visit the Oregon Progress Board website.


Health and Society Incubator session

September 9, 2008

We plan on having 4 capacity-building sessions in the next 6 months to try and facilitate the development of grant applications in discussion with inputs from other researchers within the Health & Society ASRI. The idea is to use these sessions to try and start developing an idea and strengthen it to a stage where it is ready for submission. This will be facilitated by obtaining feedback at the various stages in order to prepare a successful research grant proposal.

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Journal Club

August 19, 2008

An initiative to engage researchers and bring them together to discuss issues relevant to cross-disciplinary research and methodology.

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Navigating the Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community?

David Korten - July 16, 2008

The workshop will aim to identify:

- the short to medium term strategies for building a new economic order (the earth community model proposed by David Korten in his books)
- what can relatively small, issue focused (eg: health, environment) groups can do to advance the earth community agenda
- what principles should guide their strategic approach

Visit David's website.
Read the flyer (PDF 206KB)



The Great Turning: from Empire to Earth Community

David Korten - July 15, 2008

David Korten’s classic bestseller, When Corporations Rule the World, was one of the first books to articulate the destructive and oppressive nature of the global corporate economy. Now, ten years later, Korten shows that the problem runs deeper than corporate domination—with far greater consequences.

Visit David's website.
Read the flyer (PDF 177KB)


Health & Society Research Round Table

Professor Jennie Popay (chair) - July 14, 2008

Jennie Popay is Professor of Sociology and Public Health at the Institute for Health Research at Lancaster University. She is also the coordinator of the Global Social Exclusion Knowledge Network (SEKN) set up to support the work of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) and with Margaret Whitehead at Liverpool University she established the NICE National Public Health Collaborating Centre on Community Engagement. She has been involved with NICE in the development of national guidance on community engagement and on behaviour change. She has held several public appointments including Commissioner with the National Commission on Health Improvement and Vice Chair of the National Commission on Patient and Public Involvement in Health.

Read Jennie's profile.
Read the Health Research Round Table with Dr Jennie Popay (PDF 151KB)


Fulbright Symposium 2008 – Healthy People, Prosperous Country

July 10-11, 2008

The Symposium challenged participants with thought provoking speakers who advocate for progressive change to our economic and social systems in order to make our societies sustainable and healthy. In recognition of the broad range of issues impacting on Aboriginal health, the Symposium showcased success stories in dealing with Aboriginal health in a cross-sectoral context.

Go to the Symposium website.


Conceptualising the body: Perspectives from Sociology, Law and Anatomy

Dr Mary Holmes, Prof Margaret Davies -June 11, 2008

Read Margaret's profile.
Mary's bio unnavailable.

Mary Holmes - Social Bodies (PDF 12KB)  
Anatomy readings (PDF 77KB)

Mary Holmes - Social Bodies (PDF 415KB)
Gibbins - Body Culture Of Women (PDF 2MB)

Globalisation and Public Health Seminars

David Sanders, Ron Labonte ,David Legge - February 19-21, 2008

Read David's profile.
Read Ron's profile.
Read the flyer (PDF 253KB) .