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From Research to Action: Evidence-based Public Health

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You are invited to spend the day with the School of Public Health’s researchers at our annual Research Symposium, which showcases the diversity of research in public health.

This is a free event. Register before 29th November to reserve your place.
Lunch will be provided.

Keynote Speaker

Marina Bowshall, Interim Chief Executive: Strategy and Operations, Wellbeing SA



An experienced policy and health services professional, Marina has built a reputation for delivering and influencing public health outcomes through effective integrated responses.

She has led and collaborated on national and state health policy, strategy, and programs throughout her career. This has included leading legislative change; implementing statewide and community-based programs, including social marketing programs; developing, implementing and evaluating whole of government strategies at the state and national levels; partnering with government, non-government, and Aboriginal community controlled agencies to implement evidence based prevention and harm reduction approaches; developing specific programs for disadvantaged and marginalised populations; and implementing business systems to support effective governance and the achievement of measurable outcomes.

She welcomes collaboration and partnerships to enhance prevention approaches that improve whole of population health and reduce health inequity.

Marina is the Co-Chair of the National Tobacco Officials Group, Presiding Member of South Australia’s Controlled Substances Advisory Council, a member of the Suicide Prevention Council, and works collaboratively across Australia with a range of research, policy, and service organisations.

Dr Teresa Burgess Oration

Professor Maria Inacio



Prof Inacio is an epidemiologist with research interests in the areas of population health surveillance systems (i.e. registries) and utilisation of existing data and informatics to enhance these systems. She is the Director of the Registry of Senior Australians (ROSA) at SAHMRI, Adjunct Research Professor at University of South Australia, and a Hospital Research Foundation Mid-Career Fellow and NHMRC Emerging Leadership 2 Fellow. ROSA is a SA-based Clinical Quality Registry developed to support the monitoring and evaluation of the quality of ageing and aged care services provided to older Australians. Prof Inacio’s work has the goal of identifying good models of care, areas in need of improvement, risk factors for poor health outcomes, and opportunities to improve health and wellbeing of older Australians accessing aged care services.

Symposium Program

10.00-10.45am Opening and Keynote Speaker
10.45-11.30am School Researcher Presentations with Q&A
  Morning Tea
11.45am-1.00pm School Researcher Presentations with Q&A
  Lunch
1.45-3.00pm School Researcher Presentations with Q&A
  Short Break
3.10-3.50pm Dr Teresa Burgess Oration
3.50pm School Awards and Prizes
4.00pm-4.45pm Networking, with drinks and nibbles

School of Public Health Presenters

  • Dr Chandnee Ramkissoon, Research Fellow, Adelaide Exposure Science and Health (AESH)
    "A multi-disciplinary approach to prevention of occupational lung disease in the engineered stone industry"
  • Dr Cindy Stern, Senior Research Fellow, JBI
    "Evidence synthesis methodologies used for questions relating to barriers and/or enablers in health care: a methodological review"
  • Dr Clare Hume, Lecturer
    "Eco Lunch: examining the common ground between nutrition and environmental sustainability"
  • Dr Danielle Pollock, Research Fellow, Health Evidence Synthesis, Recommendations and Impact (HESRI)
    "Have we gone too far in Evidence Synthesis?"
  • Jasmine Liu, PhD Candidate, Environment and Health Research Group
    "Exploring the Burden of Climate-Sensitive Non-Communicable Diseases in a Warming Australia."
  • Dr Jennifer Stone, Research Fellow, JBI
    "Systematic Reviews of Aetiology and Risk Factors"
  • Jess Judd, PhD Candidate, BetterStart
    "What are the mental health outcomes of young people who experience different patterns of out-of-home care?"
  • Dr Mah Laka, Research Associate, Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
    "Delay in patients’ funded access to medicines: A global perspective"
  • Dr Mumtaz Begum, Research Fellow, Life Course and Intergenerational Health Group (LIGHt)
    "Longitudinal trends in the initiation of antiepileptic medications among women of reproductive age and concurrent use of hormonal contraceptives"
  • Dr Tim Barker, Research Fellow, Health Evidence Synthesis, Recommendations and Impact (HESRI)
    "Predatory publishing"

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