Sustainable Leadership in the Health Service Sciences: Vision and Strategy

DateTuesday 26 November
Time 10:30am-12:00pm  - BBQ lunch to follow
LocationCampbelltown Campus - Room to be advised
RSVPRSVP to by 12pm, Monday 25 November - please include any dietary requirements

EliasTHRI welcomes Adjunct Professor Elias Mpofu to Western Sydney University!

Prof Mpofu will begin his adjunct role at Western with a colloquium talk entitled: Sustainable Leadership in the Health Service Sciences: Vision and Strategy.

Prof Mpofu’s talk will focus on research leadership vision and strategy configuring communities of learning, teaching and research in health services, community engaged scholarship, translational learning, teaching and research strategies for increasing research impact and visibility strategy. WSU Staff involved with Faculty/School, Community, Alumni, Industry and donor, as well as international engagement initiatives, will find the colloquium very relevant to their activities.


About Professor Mpofu
Prof Mpofu Ph.D., DEd, CRC is a qualified rehabilitation counsellor and recipient of multiple international research awards in rehabilitation. Elias Mpofu was formerly Professor of Community-Oriented Prevention Science (COPS) research interest group, and Head of Discipline of Rehabilitation Counselling at the University of Sydney (2008-2017), providing teaching, research, and service leadership to graduate programmes in rehabilitation counselling at that University. Formerly Professor of Rehabilitation Services at the Pennsylvania State University (2002-2008), he has an international reputation in the scholarship of teaching with service-learning, and research on community-oriented health interventions.

Prof Mpofu has been engaged with communities, researchers and students linked with WSU since 2013. Within THRI Prof Mpofu’s work will be across a range of teaching, research and community participation activities aligned with Western’s Securing Success 2018-2020 Strategic Plan. These activities include: The development of multidisciplinary teaching materials; Supporting and collaborating with ECR/Mid-career researchers in the development of National and Industry grants; Embedding evidence based exploratory processes in HDR supervision and mentorship; Connecting WSU researchers to opportunities for collaboration, partnership and networking in the USA and Africa; Engaged in community projects in Western Sydney to support the health and wellbeing of marginalised populations using participatory action approaches to research and intervention; and Mentorship of ECR/Mid-career academics with a focus on supporting marginalised populations in securing success within academia.