Information related to research interest "Public Health"

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Supervisors with this research interest

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Institute for Health & Ageing

  • Professor Gavin Turrell

    Professor Gavin Turrell is a Social Epidemiologist whose research focuses on the Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequities. In 2000, Gavin established the Australian Health Inequities Research Program (AHIRP). AHIRPs vision is "A socioeconomically just Australian society, without health inequity", and its mission is "To conduct research that is directed at improving the environmental, social, and economic conditions that give rise to good health, and to counter those conditions that generate poor health". His research is primarily population-based and much of it examines how the neighbourhood environment interacts with individual-level factors to influence health and related behaviours and risk factors. Gavin is a Chief Investigator on an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable, and Equitable Communities, where he leading a research program examining whether the neighbourhood built environment is causally related to health and well-being. Gavin and his collaborators, including Research Fellows, PhD and Masters students, are investigating topics such as ethnicity and health, Indigenous status and diabetic foot disease, neighbourhood disadvantage and physical function, socioeconomic position and physical activity, neighbourhood environment and walking, transport and health, and neighbourhoods and mental health (among others). Gavin's work is increasingly focusing on ways to reduce health inequities through urban design, public policy, health policy, health promotion, and other intervention strategies.

    Phone : 8251 (Melbourne) Email : Gavin.Turrell@acu.edu.au

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  • Dr Isabelle Lys

    Dr Isabelle Lys is interested in research involving animal/human/cell models of chronic diseases (eg obesity, diabetes), exercise physiology, enhancing experiences in teaching and learning of science in higher education, environmental health/science and steroid hormone regulation and function in animals and humans.

    Dr Isabelle Lys worked as a research assistant in the Endocrinology and Molecular Biology lab at the Baker Medical Research Institute in Melbourne under the supervision of Assoc Prof Timothy Cole. During her PhD studies she worked for the Department of Biology and Department of Physiology, University of Melbourne as a sessional tutor and laboratory demonstrator. Dr Lys also lived and taught Biology, Biochemistry and Genetics as a residential tutor at International House, University of Melbourne from 2009 to 2013. After her Phd studies, she completed a one year postdoctoral research position at Ottawa Health and Research Institute, Canada from 2003-2004 studying hormone interactions during breast cancer development in breast cancer cells. Then she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow for AgResearch in Hamilton, New Zealand from 2004 to 2007, investigating endocrinology, health, fertility and reproduction in both normal and transgenic cattle.

    From 2007 to 2010, Dr Lys commenced her first lectureship in Health and Life Sciences at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. From 2010 to 2014, she commenced as a Senior Lecturer in Exercise and Sport Science at Charles Darwin University, Australia, prior to commencing her lectureship in Biomedical Sciences at the School of Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University in January 2015. She is passionate about learning and teaching practices for students and staff in health and biosciences, and have a wide range of interests in research into both sciences and science education disciplines.

    Qualifications

    -Bachelor of Arts, Monash University
    -Bachelor of Science (Hons), Monash University
    -PhD in General Medicine, Monash University
    -Graduate Certicate in Teaching and Learning in Higher -Education, Charles Darwin University
    -Master of Education International, Charles Darwin University

    Phone : +617 3623 7355 (Brisbane) Email : Isabelle.Lys@acu.edu.au

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  • Associate Professor Shawn Somerset

    Shawn Somerset leads the national program in public health at Australian Catholic University. He has tertiary qualifications in Nutrition and in Infectious Disease Immunology. He has worked in government, industry and university sectors on food and nutrition-related projects in Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. His general field of interest relates to how the world is fed, the various controls, barriers and facilitators involved, and how the expanding world population will find food into the future. Answers to these issues span a range of research contexts, from clinical investigations into the impact of various diets on health and disease, through to population-based studies on determinants of food consumption a?? issues that are central across the world, in countries both rich and poor.

    Phone : +61 7 3623 7183 (Brisbane) Email : Shawn.Somerset@acu.edu.au

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  • Dr Klaus Gebel

    In 2016 Dr Klaus Gebel joined Australian Catholic University as a Senior Lecturer in Public Health. Klaus is also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Sydney School of Public Health of the University of Sydney and at the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention of James Cook University. He has master degrees in exercise science from the German Sport University Cologne and Victoria University, Melbourne, where he specialised first on exercise for rehabilitation and then on physical activity and public health. He did his PhD at the School of Public Health of the University of Sydney under the supervision of Professors Adrian Bauman and Neville Owen. His main research areas are the relationship between built environments, physical activity and health and health effects of physical activity. Klaus has studied and worked at seven universities in three countries and has received multiple grants, scholarships and awards. Through the media his 2015 paper in JAMA Internal Medicine reached more than 1.1 billion people and he was also invited to present the findings from this study in a TEDx talk. Recently Klaus co-edited a book entitled "Walking - Connecting Sustainable Transport with Health", which brings together experts from urban planning, transportation and public health.

    Phone : +61297392926 (North Sydney) Email : klaus.gebel@acu.edu.au

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  • Dr Melanie Lowe

    Melanie Lowe is a Lecturer in Public Health at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. Her research spans the public health, public policy and urban planning disciplines, focusing on how policy can support the creation of healthy, liveable neighbourhoods and cities.

    Phone : +61(0)399533837 (Melbourne) Email : melanie.lowe@acu.edu.au

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