Category: News

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… 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.

Future Australian leaders called upon to reimagine Asia Pacific health in the 21st century.

Future Australian leaders called upon to reimagine Asia Pacific health in the 21st century. Melbourne, VIC, Monday 12 October 2015 Hundreds of delegates will meet later this month in Melbourne to “reimagine our region’s health” as part of the 2015 Global Ideas Forum. They will be joined by over 40 leading thinkers from Australia and… Continue reading.

What I learned from Global Ideas Forum (2014)

Bridget Nwagbara, former President of the Melbourne Population Health Student Association, reflected on her GIF experiences after attending the Global Ideas Forum 2014. This report was originally published on the MPHSA blog in July 2014. If you have taken on biostatistics, epidemiology and a cocktail of MPH electives, probably you may feel like I do that you… Continue reading.