Events - 11 Nov 19


Workshop on Economics of Health, Inequality and Behaviour

11 November 2019 - 13 November 2019

Join us for this international, multidisciplinary conference as we foster a series of dialogue among social scientists on the nexus between health, behaviour, and inequality across developed and developing societies.

One of the biggest challenges confronting developed and developing countries across the world is the rising inequality within and across countries. Inequality has been highlighted as a fundamental threat to well-being and economic growth. The average income of the richest 10% of the population is nine times that of the poorest 10% (OECD, 2018). Income inequality has increased significantly since 1990s and has been identified as the key challenge facing the world (OECD, 2018). With fewer people being able to move up on the social ladder while the richest maintain their status, inequality has a damaging effect on people’s well-being across their life course, future generations, health and disadvantage. The effect on the social and economic wellbeing of the vulnerable sections of the society is substantially harsher. Consequently, these issues have attracted attention of researchers and policy makers across developed and developing countries alike. With the purpose of enabling a dialogue on these issues and informing health and development policy, this conference will provide a forum to bring together researchers interested in a dialogue on issues lying at the intersection of health, development, inequality and behaviour.

The conference aims to bring together national and international researchers and policy makers interested in a dialogue on issues lying at the intersection of health, development, inequality and behaviour. It will be an opportunity for delegates to share and discuss ideas, inform health and development policy, present research and network with colleagues with similar research interests. National and international speakers will participate in thought provoking sessions. Participation from researchers, policy makers and PhD students is welcome.

There will also be a pre-conference short course on “Data visualization and econometrics” by Professor Andrew M Jones, University of York (UK), based on his recent work published in Foundations and Trends in Econometrics. The workshop will focus on principles and practical applications of data visualisation and statistical graphics and how this can enhance applied econometric analysis.

Visit the conference website to register and find more information including the program, speakers and associated fees.

We hope to see you there.

MQ Health Wellness Series: Protect Your Family from Diabetes

11 November 2019

Every five minutes, someone in Australia is diagnosed with diabetes. If left undiagnosed or unchecked for too long, diabetes can lead to serious and often life-threatening health conditions. In the lead up to World Diabetes Day, join MQ Health clinicians and academics to gain a deeper understanding of diabetes and of what you can do to protect your family.

  • The event will feature a facilitated panel discussion and an opportunity to have your questions answered. Topics to be covered include
  • An overview of diabetes including type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes
  • Spotting the early warning signs and understanding the risk factors
  • The interplay between the family environment and diabetes
  • A whole-of-family approach to prevention
  • Approaches to healthy eating and active living

Professor Simon Willcock, GP and Clinical Program Head of Primary Care, Wellbeing and Diagnostics, MQ Health

Panel members

  • Associate Professor Bernard Champion, Endocrinologist, Discipline Head of Endocrinology and MD Course Stage 1 Lead, MQ Health
  • Dr Josephine Chau, Public Health Researcher and Senior Lecturer, Department of Health Systems & Populations, MQ Health
  • Dr Veronica Preda, Endocrinologist and Senior Lecturer, Department of Clinical Medicine, MQ Health
  • Dr Rimante Ronto, Public Health Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Health Systems & Populations, MQ Health

MQ Health is Australia’s first fully integrated university-led health sciences centre, combining excellence in clinical care with teaching and research. It brings together Macquarie University Hospital, MQ Health Clinics, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and clinical components of the Faculty of Human Sciences at Macquarie University.

For more information on MQ Health and its services please visit this webpage

Free parking will be available next door at Macquarie University Hospital, 3 Technology Place, Macquarie University. For more information on getting to the hospital and clinic visit this webpage.

Space are limited so be sure register on the link below.


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