Muhammad Shahdaat Bin Sayeed was awarded a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Shahdaat is the second fellow of the FHEA within the EPP Group.
Outreach and engagement
Tamara Riley presented at the NECTAR Learning Never Stops Research Webinar Series about “Learnings from my journey into research and the importance of One Health”.
Rosemary Korda, Jenny Welsh, Emily Banks, Ellie Paige and Grace Joshy presented a 2-day short course: Introduction to Epidemiology, to the Health Statistic Division at the Australian Bureau of Statistics on the 7th and 8th of September.
Jason Agostino met before the Disability Royal Commission. Jason discussed the govt’s response to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, in particular those who live with a disability and how they have navigated COVID.
Jenny Welsh has had discussions with AIHW and explored opportunities for secondments and ways AIHW is working together around the social determinants of health and wellbeing. Jenny also met with the director, Marcia, from Women’s Centre for Health Matters to also explore potential room for partnership.
Rosemary Korda, Sadie Law, Emily Lancsar, Emily Banks, and Katie Beckwith delivered a presentation to the DoH. Sadie presented results from out of pocket costs, and the conversation concluded to organising a round table discussion.
Katie Thurber, Ray Lovett and Raglan Maddox delivered a presentation to the Australian Government Department of Health and the National Best Practice Unit Tackling Indigenous Smoking on Deadly progress: The downward trend continues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking 2004-2019. The presentation concluded with Q & A and some panel discussion.
Grace Joshy, Saliu Balogun and Karen Bishop met with AIHW to discuss potential application of multiple cause of death (MCoD) methods to burden of disease, present relevant preliminary findings from the current MCoD project and to explore potential for future collaboration.
ANU Media published a piece on a summary report on use of e-cigarettes and relation to tobacco smoking uptake and cessation, relevant to the Australian context - commissioned by the Australian Government Dept. of Health, on - https://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/e-cigarettes-gateway-to-smoking-for-non-smokers. This lead to multiple media opportunities conducted by Professor Emily Banks. Including:
The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/sep/30/vaping-increases-the-chances-of-regular-smoking-threefold-australian-review-finds?CMP=soc_567&fbclid=IwAR0FoI3_imv67GMU2GWsFKgtj3wkllyo1_C6jURNvIysXhFoeTHphLqiIWk
ANU Media published a piece on the five online modules developed by the ATSIP team which includes training on how to conduct contact tracing within remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Alsyon Wright was interviewed and can be viewed here https://rsph.anu.edu.au/news-events/news/tens-thousands-train-contact-tracing-bush
Riley, T.; Lovett, R.; Thandrayen, J.; Cumming, B.; Thurber, K.A. Evaluating Impacts of a One Health Approach to Companion Animal Health and Management in a Remote Aboriginal Community in the Northern Territory, Australia. Animals 2020, 10, 1790.
Maddox R, Thurber K, et al. Deadly news: The downward trend continues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking 2004-2019. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health (Accepted 13 September 2020).
Banks, E. Summary report on use of e-cigarettes and relation to tobacco smoking uptake and cessation, relevant to the Australian context - published on ANU Open Repository.
Banks, E. Review of evidence on the prevalence of and trends in cigarette and e-cigarette use: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - published on ANU Open Repository.
Banks, E. Review of evidence for the ‘hardening hypothesis’, with respect to the smoking population - pre print on Medrixv.
Banks, E. E-cigarette use and combustible tobacco cigarette smoking uptake among non-smokers, including relapse in former smokers: umbrella review, systematic review and meta-analysis - pre-print on Medrixv