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Eberhard Wenzel Oration, Thinker in Residence & HJPA Awards

3 Dec 2020, 4:00pm-5:30pm

The Association is pleased to invite you to join us for an end of year virtual event where we will present our Health Promotion Journal of Australia Awards, announce our 2021 Thinker in Residence and deliver the 2020 Eberhard Wenzel Oration. Thursday 3rd December 4pm - 5.30 AEDT, Online - Zoom.

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2020 Eberhard Wenzel Oration

The memorial oration serves to stimulate a culture of critical and reflective discussion for the advancement of health promotion in Australia. We look forward to you joining us to hear from this year’s Orators, from the Centre for Social Impact UNSW, A/Professor Gemma Carey and A/Professor Graham Brown. For more information about Dr Eberhard Wenzel click here.

Associate Professor Gemma Carey

Associate Professor Gemma Carey comes from a family that has shifted from deprivation and limited education, to fully tertiary educated in two generations. She believes that working to create equitable living conditions and opportunities is a fundamental responsibility of communities and governments. These beliefs underpin her work as the Academic Director of the Centre for Social Impact UNSW and National Research Director of the CSI network, where she leads a multi-disciplinary team of researchers committed to addressing inequality. She works with governments and non-government organisations to identify and change structures and processes that impact inequality. At the moment, her research is primarily focused on the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Gemma has published 4 books and over 80 journal articles on different aspects of policy and health.

Associate Professor Graham Brown has been working and researching community led health promotion, social change, and evaluation for more than 25 years. He is passionate about research that enables communities to mobilise and lead social change and this underpins role of Research and Evaluation Director at the Centre for Social Impact UNSW. Graham’s early work in social impact and community mobilisation was in the Australian HIV response, working with communities of people living with HIV, gay men, people who use drugs, sex workers, and marginalised youth. Through this be became an advocate for community led and owned evaluation and building evidence to advocate for structural and policy change.

Graham led the application of systems approaches to support community organisations identify outcomes and demonstrate impact within their community, policy and health systems.

Prior to joining CSI in October this year, Graham headed the Social Responses to HIV and Viral Hepatitis Program at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society.

Graham has published more than 75 journal papers and sits on a range of state, national, and international policy, program and evaluation committees

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Announcement of the 2020-2021 AHPA Thinker in Residence

AHPA recognises and rewards excellence and innovative thinking and is committed to progressing contemporary, evidence, informed, equitable and ethical health promotion practice, research and policy. Establishing a prestigious award, the AHPA Thinker in Residence, was one way to recognise and support outstanding thinkers in health promotion who are undertaking novel and transformative work that has the potential to profoundly impact and / or transform a broad area of practice or policy. This award is presented biennially. The inaugural 2018-2019 Thinker in Residence was Dr Hannah Badland. We look forward to announcing our new Thinker at this event.

Health Promotion Journal of Australia Awards

At this virtual event we will also present two awards.

The Ray James Memorial Award is presented for excellence and innovation in health promotion research published during the previous year in the Health Promotion Journal of Australia.

We will also present the Professor Chris Rissel Reviewer Award to recognise the contribution Reviewers (peer review by invitation) make to the journal.

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