International Women’s Day with Dr Clare Looker

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The University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health, University of Melbourne, invites you to an International Women’s Day event featuring Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Clare Looker. This is a hybrid event, held at Graham St Shepparton and online on 5 March 2023, at 5:30 PM.

Dr Clare Looker is an experienced public health physician and has held multiple senior leadership roles in the Government Department’s public health team over the years, including throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In this role, Dr Looker provides expert public health leadership and scientific advice on issues impacting public health in Victoria. As Chief Health Officer, Dr Looker has various roles and responsibilities under Victoria’s Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and also undertakes a number of statutory functions under other health-related legislation. Dr Looker is also Chief Human Biosecurity Officer for Victoria and, working with Chief Health Officer colleagues in other states and territories, she participates in national activities to protect and promote public health in Australia.

Clare will share insights into her career journey, reflecting on her time through medical and clinical schools, (Clare graduated from the University of Melbourne, Rural Clinical School in Shepparton in 2005) to roles in environmental health, infectious disease epidemiology and public health medicine as Deputy Chief Health Officer. She will delve into the challenges and triumphs of her journey and describe how she sees the role of Chief Health Officer in the pandemic, and beyond.

Clare is passionate about encouraging women to pursue rewarding careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). She is mindful of the key challenges for women in science and medicine and will share her own experience of how other women have shaped her career journey. These unique challenges include the gender health gap and how COVID-19 highlighted health discrepancies, particularly in women’s health.

Registration is essential and we hope you can join us online or in person at The University of Melbourne, Department of Rural Health, 49 Graham St, Shepparton.

There is the opportunity to ask questions when registering and on the night.

Enquiries: Di Doyle – Events Coordinator E: or P: (03) 5823 4512.

Date & Time: Mar 5, 2024 05:30 PM in
Description: The Department of Rural Health, University of Melbourne invite you to a public event (hybrid) by Dr Clare Looker to celebrate International Women’s Day.
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The Chief Health Officer of Victoria, Dr Clare Looker
The Chief Health Officer of Victoria, Dr Clare Looker


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