Dr Newman is on a research team that recently won a Federal Government National Disability Research and Development Grant. The team will survey young people with disabilities to determine the nature and extent of their current internet use. See more information about the research.
The Southgate Institute has teamed up with the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Well-Being and the Dulwich Centre Foundation, to run a public seminar series on Aboriginal Knowledge in the Academy.
The series will examine the interface between western health services and practice and Indigenous culture and tradition. It will aim to provide systematic presentations of Indigenous knowledge, epistemologies and perspectives to inform fresh approaches to Indigenous health and social determinants issues.
On 7 February 2013, the Social Determinants of Health Alliance was launched at Parliament House in Canberra by Social Inclusion Minister Mark Butler.
The Alliance is a collaboration of like-minded organisations from the areas of health, social services and public policy calling for urgent action in Australia on the social determinants of health and established to work with governments to reduce health inequities in Australia.
See more information about the Alliance.
Prof Fran Baum has been honoured with the inaugural award of the title of "Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor". The new award enables Flinders University to acknowledge the exceptional eminence and breadth of achievement recipients embody, and the outstanding contributions to the field of scholarship and to Flinders University they have made. See more information.
Southgate PhD candidate, Georgia Panagiotopoulos, won the Gary Andrews Student Award for the best student paper at the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) "Ageing Odyssey" Conference. Read more about Georgia's research.
Dr Angela Lawless will be presenting at the 12th Health Impact Assessment International Conference in Quebec Canada on 29-31 August. Angel's paper "Health in All Policies: Development of an evaluation framework" is related to an NHMRC grant evaluating South Australia's Health in All Policies approach.
See more information about the conference.
On 24 August, Prof Fran Baum delivered the Ian Webster Health for All Oration at the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales. Fran spoke on "Health for All: Equity, social determinants and primary health care".
Prof Fran Baum wrote an article in August for Croakey, the Crikey health blog, on whether the Sentate Committee inquiry will lead to action on the social determinants of health.
Read the blog.
Dr Toni Delany was certified in August as a Postgraduate Research Supervisor for Flinders University. Toni is a Research Fellow with the South Australian Community Health Research Unit, Southgate Institute.
Southgate research Dr Anna Ziersch has won an ARC Future Fellowship on Stigma and discrimination and their detrimental impact on social inclusion and health and well- being. Congratulations Anna!
Anna is the Director of the Stigma, Discrimination and Health Research Network.
An article on Southgate Institute research concerning digital technology use among disadvantaged Australians was published in August in ScienceNetwork WA - an online Western Australian state government webite. The research is led by Dr Lareen Newman, Kate Patel and Prof Fran Baum.
Read the article.
Applications were opened for two PhD scholarships that will support the research of Associate Professor Kathy Arthurson's ARC Future Fellowship within the Southgate Institute.
The ARC Future Fellowship program of social science research is investigating the pathways through which urban planning and housing policies shape patterns of health and social inclusion within neighbourhoods.
See more details.
Prof Baum is attending the Third People's Health Assembly in Cape Town, from 6 to 11 July.
On 13th May, Prof Baum was interviewed by Mr Ewart Shaw on the Radio Adelaide show ‘Orbit' about the work of the Southgate Institute. Listen to the pod cast.
On 9th May, Prof Baum was one of three expert speakers at "The rising tides of climate change - the challenge to prepare", organised by The Hawke Centre. See more information about the event or listen to the pod cast.
On April 20, Prof Baum and other Australian leading experts on the social determinants of health gathered in Hobart to endorse legislation that would see the Tasmanian Government adopt a 'health in all policies' approach to try to solve the problem of health inequity.
See the media release for more information.
In 2008, governments around the world were invited by the World Health Organization to develop action plans on social determinants such as education, welfare and housing policies. The South Australian Government is the only Australian government to have formally responded, but legislation in Tasmania will soon be debated in the upper house.
The gathering in Hobart was co-sponsored by Catholic Health Australia and a number of Tasmanian health and social service agencies.