Covid -19 Public Webinar Series

Small University of Melbourne Logo WhiteThe University of Melbourne Department of Rural Health conducts the School of Rural Health in Shepparton. The Department of Rural Health is presenting a Public Webinar Series on the experience and response to Covid-19 in Regional and Rural Australia. There will be three online webinars, commencing Tuesday, June 2nd.


You are invited to join the Department of Rural Health for a three part webinar series presented by experts in health and education discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in rural Australia.  There will be the opportunity for Q&A at the end of each session.  We look forward to you joining us at these special events. 

Session 1: COVID-19 in rural Australia
Professor Shitij Kapur
Presented by Professor Shitij Kapur Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences    Professor Kapur will provide an insight into this deadly virus and share his knowledge on COVID-19.

Professor Kapur is a well-respected leader on COVID-19, is co-chair of the Group of Eight (Go8) taskforce that have provided the ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ report to assist the Government to dealing with COVID-19 https://go8.edu.au/research/roadmap-to-recovery. He also hosts a six part panel series ‘Life Beyond Coronavirus’ with an impressive panel of specialists in their field.

What started off as flu-like symptoms in one person in China COVID-19 has shut down many countries in the world. As Australia appears to have flattened the curve and is now easing restrictions, where does this leave us moving forward? Are people in rural and regional Australia better off than those in metropolitan locations?

Can we eradicate COVID-19 in Australia, when the rest of the world are still struggling to control this dreadful pandemic?

Professor Kapur will provide an insight into this deadly virus and share his knowledge on COVID-19.

Date: Tuesday 2 June Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm  Register 


Session 2: What we can learn from educating during COVID-19?
Professor John Hattie
Presented by Professor John Hattie Laureate Professor of Education, Melbourne Graduate School of Education   Professor Hattie will share his extensive knowledge on education and provide strategies that improve educational outcomes. 

Professor John Hattie is the Laureate Professor of Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at The University of Melbourne. He is also the Chair of the Board of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.

Professor John Hattie is a distinguished researcher whose work is internationally acclaimed. His books ‘Visible Learning’ and ‘Visible Learning for Teachers’ is the result of 15 years of research about what works best for learning in schools.

Professor Hattie will share his extensive knowledge on education and provide strategies that improve educational outcomes.

Date: Tuesday 9 June Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm  Register


Session 3: Mental health and dealing with COVID-19 in the rural setting
Professor Lisa Phillips
Presented by Professor Lisa Phillips Professor of Psychology, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences   Professor Phillips will share her knowledge of young people and adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties.  

Professor Lisa Phillips Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She has conducted research into a broad range of issues including the development of psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia in young people, university student wellbeing and anxiety, and depressive disorders.

Lisa currently oversees the postgraduate training of psychologists at the University of Melbourne. As a clinical psychologist, Lisa has worked extensively with young people and adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, and psychotic disorders.

Date: Tuesday 16 June Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm Register

 

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