Category: News

In Conversation With Maxine Mackintosh

Interview by Elissa Hill. In between running One HealthTech, doing a PhD in informatics, and getting ready to jump on a plane to Melbourne for #GIF17, keynote speaker Maxine Mackintosh made time to share her thoughts on health tech. How we can create a more diverse and inclusive health tech sector?   Global Ideas: What… Continue reading.

Talking Global Health With Elya Tagar

Interviewed By Stephanie Main.  With less than 2 weeks to go until Global Ideas Forum 2017, we caught up with keynote speaker, Elya Tagar, Senior Director at Clinton Health Access Initiative Australia, to talk all things global health equity and this year’s theme, Global health in a volatile world: People, Politics & Planet.   Global Ideas: Global health means… Continue reading.

In Conversation With Senator Richard Di Natale

Interview by Stephanie Main. On September 8th -10th, Global Ideas Forum 2017 is diving head-first into the biggest challenges facing global and planetary health today. With three weeks to go, we caught up with keynote speaker, Senator Richard Di Natale, Leader of the Australian Greens, to hear his take on pathways to action and this… Continue reading.

Urban sustainability – cities are the future

Urban sustainability – cities are the future   At the Sustainable Cities Global Ideas Lab held in October, Professor Robert McGauran of MGS Architects provided a detailed and thought-provoking overview of many of the trends linking city development and urban formation to population health. Using Fisherman’s Bend as a case study, Lab participants brainstormed issues… Continue reading.

Want to end social violence? We all need to work towards cultural change

Some of the Step Back Think team

Ben O’Toole, Juliette Wittich, Karen Turner, Anna O’Halloran, Coco Bernard and Matthew Hughes of Step Back Think; a not-for-profit dedicated to ending social violence.   Type into Google “one-punch Australia” or “king-hit Australia” and you’re immediately served with countless news articles: A fractured skull. A lost eye. Broken teeth. Brain injuries. Concussion. Death.   All… Continue reading.

Legislation, education or emojis: How can we encourage positive food habits in children?

Ange Barry, CEO at Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, with a student from one of the schools in the Foundation’s programme.   Have you seen the recent video of 10-year old Charlotte suggesting veteran British broadcaster Andrew Neil hasn’t been “educated properly”? The segment was part of a wider debate around a “sugar tax” introduced in… Continue reading.