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Global Ideas Lab: health, geography and data

Thu. 27 April 2017 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Melbourne University, Frank Tate Spatial Lab, Parkville, VIC 3010


We all know that big data is big business. But it can also mean big impact, especially in global health.

At Global Ideas’ April Lab, find out how we can use data to prevent and reduce disease, and improve the health of people around the world.

Working hands on from an information hub at Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN), this Lab will explore a case study undertaken to examine how urban planning can impact risk factors for chronic disease, in line with UN Sustainable Development Goal #3: Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.

Organisations and researchers alike record and use different types of data everyday. However these data sources are often not shared with other organisations that may be undertaking similar work, or used to inform the decisions of other industries. AURIN is an example of an existing system that could be used in greater capacity to improve the collection and sharing of data to improve global health.

Register to secure your spot.

All welcome, light refreshments provided.

All participants are requested to bring a laptop for the event.


WHEN: Thu. 27 April 2017 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WHERE: Melbourne University, Frank Tate Spatial Lab, Parkville, VIC 3010

COST: $16.29