The pandemic impact: La Trobe expert panel imagines a future with COVID-19

COVID-19 has been a bigger deal than many of us might have thought when we first heard about it. It’s swept the globe and changed the way we go about our day-to-day lives.

Join a panel of experts at The Pandemic Impact, an event all about that very large change, how the virus works, how it’s impacted so many and how we can move forward from it all!

The Panel includes Dr Joseph Tucci (Associate Professor Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences La Trobe University Bendigo), Professor Frank Bongiorno (Academic, School of History Australian National University), Sally Squire (Pandemic Response Coordinator Albury-Wodonga Health), and Facilitator, Dr Cathryn Hogarth (Senior Lecturer Biomedical Science La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga).

It’s all happening at 6.00pm on Tuesday 22 September and you can register for it here!

The experts

Dr Cathryn Hogarth

Dr Cathryn Hogarth,
(facilitator), Senior Lecturer Biomedical Science
La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga

Dr Cathryn Hogarth is a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science. Cathryn received a PhD in reproductive biology from Monash University in 2007. Her postdoctoral work was completed at Washington State University. The work focused on how vitamin A regulates the differentiation of germ cells, and determining whether the vitamin A metabolizing enzymes could be viable drug targets for the development of novel contraceptives for men or new treatments for male infertility.

Professor Frank Bongiorno. Professor of History and Head of the School of History Australian National University

Professor Frank Bongiorno

Frank Bongiorno (born Nhill, Victoria, 1969) is Professor of History and Head of the School of History at the Australian National University. He has previously been a lecturer or senior lecturer at Griffith University, the University of New England and King’s College London, and has been Smuts Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge. His work has been on various aspects of Australian history. He is the author of The Sex Lives of Australians: A History (2012) and The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia (2015). Frank is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian Academy of Humanities and the Royal Historical Society. He is currently Vice-President of the Australian Historical Association, and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2019.

Associate Professor Joseph Tucci, registered practicing pharmacist and Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacy at La Trobe University, Bendigo

Associate Professor Joseph Tucci

Joseph Tucci is a registered practicing pharmacist and Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacy in the Department of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, La Trobe University, Bendigo. Joseph Tucci has a background in developmental biology, having completed his PhD at the Howard Florey Institute of Experimental Physiology and Medicine, Melbourne, and subsequently taken up a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Leicester, U.K. His past research work has included the generation of transgenic animal models for the study of homeobox genes and other developmental factors.

Sally Squire, Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Albury Wodonga Health

Sally Squire

Sally Squire is the Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Albury Wodonga Health. Sally has a long background in nursing and clinical education, including several years spent lecturing at La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga.

Since early this year, Sally has managed and represented Albury Wodonga Health’s COVID-19 response.

Sally has been widely praised for her leadership in educating the community about managing the COVID-19 risk, providing adequate testing opportunities and maintaining very low case numbers among the cross-border community.