One size does not fit all | Women, non-communicable diseases, chronic disease and physical activity Event as iCalendar

20 April 2018

12 - 1pm

Venue: Room 902-402

Location: Newmarket Campus, University of Auckland

Host: Department of Exercise Sciences and the School of Nursing

Cost: Free but bookings are essential for catering purposes

Contact info: Please RSVP to Bessie D'Sa by Thursday 12 April

Contact email: b.dsa@auckland.ac.nz

Professor Debra Anderson, 2018 Hood Fellow, Menzies Research Institute, Griffith University, Queensland
Professor Debra Anderson, 2018 Hood Fellow, Menzies Research Institute, Griffith University, Queensland

 

A public lecture by Professor Debra Anderson, 2018 Hood Fellow, Menzies Research Institute, Queensland.

This presentation examines the ramifications of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the burden they place on women, their families, and the global community.

The Lancet NCD Action Group and the NCD Alliance have published priority actions and interventions for the reduction of tobacco smoking, hazardous alcohol use, dietary salt intake, and improving diets and increasing physical activity.

Professor Anderson will share related findings on the place of exercise in these initiatives based on the targeted programs within the Women’s Wellness Research Program based at the Menzies Health Research Institute, Griffith University.

The presentation will be followed by the opportunity to network over a light lunch. Bookings are essential for catering purposes. Please RSVP to Bessie D'Sa by Thursday 12 April.

About the speaker
Professor Debra Anderson has a distinguished international reputation as a leader in Women's Health and has secured over $5.4 million in contestable funding. She is the leader of the Women’s Wellness Research Group at the Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University; a collaborator on the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, and a Chief Investigator on a global study of a life course approach to Women’s Health.

In 2009, Professor Anderson was based in Geneva as a scholar at the World Health Organisation, working with the Chief Nursing Scientist and the Strategic Directions for Nursing and Midwifery from 2010 to 2015 working party. In 2017 and 2018, Professor Anderson was a key note speaker at the World Health Organisation.

Professor Anderson’s international reputation is reflected in her extensive publication and invited keynote record to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women’s Health.

For more information about this presentation, please email Bobbi Laing.