Sydney Science Festival: Improving Community Health Through Collaboration

Date Friday 9 August
Time 1-5pm
Location Janice Reid Pavilion, Parramatta South campus

How can we use sport as a tool to promote health? How can we use churches as a setting to tackle diabetes? Have you ever wondered how to do more to promote healthy ageing, cancer screening or health service engagement?

Western Sydney University is committed to working collaboratively with health, community, and industry stakeholders to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community.  At the Translational Health Research Institute (THRI), our researchers work across a range of areas including chronic disease prevention, dementia and healthy ageing, and community-based intervention design, implementation, and evaluation.

By working with community and industry stakeholders, our research is positioned to empower individuals and groups to make sustainable changes to their health behaviours, and change lives.

Join us at Western Sydney University’s Parramatta South campus where, as part of Sydney Science Festival, we showcase Western Sydney University’s collaborative and innovative approaches to improving health and wellbeing.  The session includes:

  • Keynote presentations from Western’s leading health and medical researchers and partner specialists including Professor Jane Ussher (Translational Health Research Institute)
  • Rapid fire presentations from researchers and students on working with partners for research impact and engagement
    An industry stakeholder panel, discussing the benefits of collaborative, evidence-based approaches to community health
    Networking and light refreshments.

Our engaging speakers will discuss how to implement great ideas, who to connect with to make it happen, and how to evaluate your programs to show that they are making a difference in the community.

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Registration is essential as places are limited. Register by Friday 2 August.