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Scholarships available for NSW/ACT Members - DEADLINE EXTENDED

Health Promotion Symposium 2018

Applications close midnight, 24 June, 2018.

The Health Promotion Symposium 2018. Better Practice Better Placed will be held 23-24 August 2018 at Old Parliament House, Canberra. The NSW/ACT Branch of the Australian Health Promotion Association Ltd is offering 2 x $1000 scholarships to assist 2 members attend the Symposium. This scholarship is for registration costs, as well as assist members in covering their travel and accommodation expenses.

To find out more or to apply for a scholarship, click here.

Applications close midnight, 24 June, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Portfolio Coordinator – Smoking Cessation Support Services

Organisation/Entity: Cancer Institute NSW
Job Location: Sydney Region / Sydney - East                                                                                                   Work Type: Full-Time
Total Remuneration Package: $108,256 - $123,412 plus superannuation and leave loading
Contact: 02 8374 3576 - Lian Turtle
Closing Date: 08/10/2017 - 11:59 PM

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Branch Co-Presidents: Jennifer Evans and Julia Dray

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Postal Address:

PO Box M214
Missenden Road NSW 2050

New South Wales & ACT Branch

The NSW Branch was established in 2001 with Marilyn Wise as the interim President. A major impetus for the formation of the Branch was the Australian Health Promotion Association 14th National Conference which was successfully held in Sydney in 2002. Since that time the Branch membership has steadily grown.

In 2017 we merged with the ACT Branch and became the New South Wales – Australian Capital Territory Branch (NSW–ACT). This Branch now serves members in both NSW and ACT.

The Branch Committee is always seeking to improve on the services and information we provide to our members. To enable us to do this, we need your feedback. If you have an idea or suggestion please let us know. The Committee is also looking for members who would like to help on particular working groups but do not necessarily want to officially become a Committee representative. If you would like to become involved, we would love to hear from you.

Scholarships are available – watch this space!

All NSW-ACT members receive regular updates via email from the Branch. Topics include job opportunities, notice of professional development activities, international, national and state information relevant to the field of health promotion, notice of new resources and websites, the Branch newsletter health promotion signals and lots more.
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Seminars and Workshops

Suggestions are very welcome from members about events they would like our Branch to consider. Email suggestions to our Branch President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Please be advised that opinions and comments made by presenters are not necessarily those of the NSW Branch Committee or its members.

Michelle Dickson

Committee Member (Ex Officio)

Dr Michelle Dickson is an Australian Aboriginal (Darkinjung/Ngarigo) academic in the Sydney School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, the University of Sydney.

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Josephine Chau

Committee Member

Dr Josephine Chau is currently Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University in the Department of Health Systems and Populations. She also has an adjunct affiliation with the Prevention Research Collaboration, Sydney School of Public Health, the University of Sydney.

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Li Ming Wen

Committee Member

Li Ming has extensive research experience in the fields of medicine, social science and public health in China and Australia. Since 2000, he has been the Research and Evaluation Manager in the Health Promotion Service of Sydney Local Health District.

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Rimante Ronto

Committee member

Dr Rimante Ronto is a Lecturer in Public Health and mixed methods researcher within the Department of Health Systems and Populations at Macquarie University.

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Sarah Taki

Vice President

Dr Sarah Taki is a Senior Research Officer and Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at the Health Promotion Service, Sydney Local Health District and the Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (EPOCH CRE).

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Philayrath Phongsavan


Philayrath Phongsavan is Associate Professor in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the School of Public Health and the Prevention Research Collaboration, The University of Sydney.

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Jennifer Evans


Jennifer first commenced integrating health promotion strategies into her clinical work as a speech pathologist in the 1980s and has continued throughout her career including her recent roles in food security and child safety roles at Red Cross.

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Miriam Delailomaloma

Committee Member

Miriam is currently a Health Promotion Officer at the University of Sydney. Her role is to promote the health of international students and improve their access to health care. Part of this work has involved starting a Peer Health Education program where students are empowered to promote the health of their peers.

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James Kite

Committee Member

James is currently Lecturer in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion within the Prevention Research Collaboration (PRC), School of Public Health, The University of Sydney.

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Freya MacMillan


Dr Freya MacMillan is a Senior Lecturer in Interprofessional Health Sciences, based in the School of Science and Health at Western Sydney University.

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