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11 August 2020

Join our interactive webinar to learn how Deakin experts are shaping the response to COVID-19

Deakin University academics and alumni are working on the frontline to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as conducting research leading to evidence-based solutions to help us navigate life during this global crisis.

Join us for an interactive webinar, presented by the Faculty of Health and the Alumni Engagement Office, on Monday 31 August to hear more about this ground-breaking work from an expert panel featuring Professor Catherine Bennett, Professor Tony LaMontagne and Dr Glenn Laverack.

The discussion will be hosted by Professor Rachel Huxley, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health, and will feature an introduction from Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin.

During the webinar, there will be the opportunity for an audience Q&A with the panel. Please feel free to invite interested friends and family but please note online registration is essential.

Living on the frontline of COVID-19 – a cross country comparison
Monday 31 August, 7–8.30pm via Zoom

Meet the speakers

Professor Rachel Huxley
The webinar will be hosted by Professor Huxley who was appointed Executive Dean of Deakin University’s Faculty of Health in 2019. She trained in the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases at Oxford and is an active researcher in the fields of women’s health and quantifying the health impacts of climate change.

Professor Catherine Bennett
Professor Bennett is Chair in Epidemiology at Deakin University, and has a distinguished career in public health practice, research, academic governance and teaching. She is one of the leading voices in the media around Australia’s response to COVID-19.

Professor Tony LaMontagne
Professor LaMontagne leads the Determinants of Health research domain in Deakin’s Institute for Health Transformation. His research aims to develop the scientific and public understanding of work as a social determinant of health, and to translate this research into policy and practice to improve workplace and worker health.

Dr Glenn Laverack
Dr Laverack is a Deakin alumnus and an international leader in health promotion and empowerment, with a distinguished career spanning 35 years as an academic and as an independent adviser with the UN, government and development agencies in more than 50 countries. He is a member of the Technical Advisory Group on Behavioural Insights and Sciences for Health, which was recently created by the World Health Organisation to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

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