The role of government in protecting the health of communities is an issue that arouses strong feelings and gives rise to vigorous debates. An interdisciplinary conference titled: Who’s afraid of the nanny state? Freedom, regulation, and the nation’s health focused on just this issue in April 2014. The conference was co-hosted by Sydney Law School and the Charles Perkins Centre […]
A/Professor Megan Warin is a HealthyLaws research team member and Dr Emma Baker a HealthyLaws Advisory Committee Member. Both are academics at the University of Adelaide. We are delighted that A/Professor Warin and Dr Baker have received Australian Research Council Future Fellowships and warmly congratulate them on their success. Below are details of each project. Future […]
September 2014 Symposium title: 1st Australasian Symposium on Health Communication, Advertising and Marketing Theme: “The Future of Public Health Communication” and sub-theme: “Government/lndustry/Research collaboration” Organisers: QUT’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q), Faculties of Health and Creative Industries, and the School of Business Program: The event organisers promise an interesting and varied program with […]
Citizens’ Juries are helpful in determining community views. They are made up of community members and involve the provision of expert information from sources pertinent to the topic under consideration as well as any source the Jury identifies as required for their deliberation on the issue. Jurors consider the expert information and deliberate on the […]
Lucy Martin, one of the PhD scholars working with the HealthyLaws team, has been awarded the Konrad Jamrozik Student Scholarship by the Public Health Association Australia (SA Branch). The scholarship will enable Lucy to attend the PHAA 43rd Annual Conference in Perth to present her work. Congratulations, Lucy!
While there have been discussions in the media about childhood obesity raising child protection concerns, the 2010 BMJ article Childhood protection and obesity: framework for practice draws attention to the fact that obesity alone is not a child protection concern. It further highlights the importance of assessing other areas of concern, including (but not limited […]
Getting a sense of how obesity trends are looking globally gives a whole new perspective on the extent of the problem. The recently published Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 provides some sobering facts and figures and provides not only an up-to-date picture of increases in prevalence of overweight and obesity worldwide but also highlights the urgency for […]