Education Health Research Nexus Symposium 2017 Where to next?

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Presenter:  Professor Jan Wright

Date: Feb 23, 2017

Time: 4:00pm

Contact person:  Rachel Mayhead
T: 08 8946 7247

Location:  Menzies School of Health Research Building, Red 9.1.45a, Casuarina Campus, Charles Darwin University, Darwin

What: The Education Health Research Nexus Symposium will celebrate the achievements of researchers supported by the Developing Areas of Research Strength program over the last four years, and consider the convergence of evidence, methods and collaborations at this Nexus’ that may inform future directions. A future that is innovative, strategically situated, relevant, timely, collaborative and transformative. A challenging keynote and consultative workshops will drive the process.
Who should attend: Researchers and research students interested in education and health research, the intersection of these fields of knowledge or cross disciplinary work.

Date and time: Thursday 23 February 2017 (4:00pm to 6:30pm) and Friday 24 February 2017 (9:00am to 4:30pm)
Cost: This is a free event
Sponsors: Developing Areas of Research Strength fund, the International Graduate Centre of Education, and the School of Education
RSVP: Please RSVP to by 15 February 2017

Keynote: Professor Jan Wright
Professor Jan Wright is a Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Wollongong. Her most recent research draws on feminist and poststructuralist theory to critically engage issues associated with the relationship between embodiment, culture and health. She has been the recipient of seven ARC grants and CI on a range of other competitive grants and tenders. She has supervised over 35 doctoral students to completion. As an Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Education, she developed policies and support strategies to support staff and postgraduate research and research supervision. As Research Development coordinator and then President of the Australian Association of Research in Education (AARE) she instituted the AARE Theory Workshops and coordinated these for their first two years. In the last ten years an important element of her work has been the development and facilitation of workshops and retreats to support Early Career and, most recently, Mid Career Academic research and writing within the Faculty of Social Sciences and across the University more widely.