Gabriele Bammer has had a peer-reviewed commentary entitled “Should we discipline interdisciplinarity?” accepted for publication in Palgrave Communications. She has also signed a contract with Routledge for a book provisionally titled “A Systems Thinking Toolkit: Making a difference on complex problems through Integration and Implementation Sciences (I2S).” She is commissioning editor for the journal GAIA’s new “Frameworks for Transdisciplinary Research” series, with the first contribution on principles for designing transdisciplinary research published. The I2Insights blog (http://I2Insights.org) also continues to attract excellent contributions and to be well received by readers.
Teaching in POPH8104 Contemporary Issues in Public Health has finished for this year. The internal evaluation showed high satisfaction with the course, with 90% of students strongly agreeing or agreeing that the on-line lectures improved their understanding of population health, 80-100% strongly agreeing or agreeing that the various forms of assessment helped them develop new knowledge and skills and 80% strongly agreeing or agreeing that they would recommend the course to others.
Along with others in RSPH, Gabriele Bammer was involved in preparing the final selection round materials for the successful proposal (Your Health in Your Hands: Future Personalised Medical Technologies for a Sustainable and Effective Healthcare) in the ANU Grand Challenges Scheme.
Gabriele Bammer was also a review panel member (as the Vice-Chancellor’s representative) for the external review of the ANU’s Research School of Chemistry.