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The power of multidisciplinary research in addressing UN Sustainable Development Goals

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Join us for an engaging evening of exploration and discovery as we dive into the world of sustainability! Our event 'The Power of Multidisciplinary Research in Addressing UN Sustainable Development Goals’ brings together thought leaders and researchers to uncover the interconnected web of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how we can make a difference. This event is held in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

Event Highlights:

  • Insights from the Global Sustainable Development Report
  • Responses from leading University of Sydney researchers
  • Networking opportunity to meet colleagues creating a sustainable future.


    Professor Jaime Miranda, Global Sustainable Development Report co-author

    Jaime Miranda is Professor and Head of School of the Sydney School of Public Health at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Medicine and Health. Prior to his move to Sydney, he was a Full Professor at the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, and founding Director of the CRONICAS Center of Excellence in Chronic Diseases, both at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. His work brings together epidemiological and health policy aspects of chronic non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries, with a focus on obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and mental health.

    Ms Amanda Sayan (Chair), Director Global Research Engagement, Research Portfolio

    Amanda Sayan is the Director, Global and Research Engagement in the Office of Global & Research Engagement at the University of Sydney. She has worked in international education for 20 years and is responsible for managing the implementation of the University’s international partnership strategy. A key objective of her role is to help the University build and monitor alliances with leading universities around the world, bringing together researchers to work on collaborative projects that address complex global challenges. She is a regular presenter at the Asia-Pacific International Association for International Education (APAIE). Ms Sayan is also responsible for leading the University’s research engagement with prominent institutions in India. 

    Associate Professor Alice Motion, Westpac Research Fellow, Deputy Director (External Engagement and Academic Development) Sydney Nano Institute

    Alice Motion is Deputy Director of the Sydney Nano Institute and Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School in the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney where they lead the Science Communication, Outreach, Participation and Education (SCOPE) research group. The overarching theme of Alice’s research and practice is to connect people with science. The SCOPE research group are exploring ways to share science with new and diverse audiences through arts-based collaborations and school partnerships, and the democratisation of science through citizen science and open science. Alice was awarded the Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science in 2020. Alice is the creator of Live From The Lab, founder of the Breaking Good citizen science initiative and host the ABC Weekend Breakfast segment ‘Science in Motion’.

    Professor Ollie Jay, Director, Heat and Health Research Incubator

      Ollie Jay is Director of the Heat and Health Research Incubator in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney, and currently holds a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator grant. He has led several large-scale projects that have directly influenced international public health heatwave policies internationally. He has also led extreme heat policy development for Sports Medicine Australia, Tennis Australia (Australian Open), and Cricket Australia. In 2021, he co-led the first-ever Series on Heat and Health in The Lancet. To date, Ollie has published more than 180 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Lancet, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Lancet Planetary Health, and Nature Communications. He has received more than $14 million in funding as chief investigator from organisations such as the NHMRC, Wellcome Trust (UK), and the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, as well as various industry partners.

        Don't miss this opportunity to connect with experts, learn, and be inspired to take action for a more sustainable world.

        Please join us for networking drinks and canapes following the event in the Auditorium foyer.

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