Supporting emerging leaders in blue sky thinking 



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A highlight of our networking and capability building opportunities for early to mid-career professionals will be the Emerging Leaders Symposium in September. ‘Into the next generation: supporting future ways of working together in prevention’ will be presented with support from Centres of Research Excellence through the Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI).

Dr Vicki Brown from Deakin University and EPOCH-Translate CRE is leading the coordinating committee for this year’s symposium and is excited to announce plenary speakers will include ‘Yes’ campaigner Thomas Mayo from Australians for Indigenous Constitutional Recognition, Prevention Centre Co-Director Professor Andrew Wilson AO and public health law researcher Dr Jan Shanthosh.

 We will be considering the future of prevention – where do we need to go, how to develop and sustain our partnerships, and what new and emerging challenges will we face in the future.

Dr Vicki Brown

Members of our Emerging Leaders Network work in prevention across universities, research institutes, government departments and agencies, and non-government organisations around Australia. More than 120 members attended the Emerging Leaders Symposium in 2022 with an overwhelmingly positive response from participants.

Really valuable insights from key people. I loved all of it! So great to see so many people with similar interests.

Emerging Leaders Symposium 2022 participant

Over two half days of facilitated networking and interactive online sessions, the 2023 Emerging Leaders Symposium participants will also have the opportunity to attend three unmissable workshops:

  1. The value of prevention: This session will provide an introduction to the health economics concepts used in building the case for prevention, and explain how economic evidence can be used and framed to help strengthen the case for prevention, drawing on practical examples.
  2. Co-design with clinicians and consumers: Co-creation and co-design between community members, researchers and policy makers is useful for finding solutions to complex health problems that are accessible, useful and meaningful. Participants will find out how to increase the participation and involvement of end-users to strengthen innovation, implementation and overall success of population health initiatives.
  3. Working with public health policy, law and regulation: This session provides an introduction to public health law and regulation. By working through the policy cycle, with examples from the  preventive health field, participants will explore different strategies they may use in their own practice to influence the policy cycle.

*Note program change as at 28 August 2023, Professor Paul Kelly is unfortunately no longer available to present at the Symposium.