Hear leaders in health at Melbourne Knowledge Week

Hear leaders in health at Melbourne Knowledge Week

As a leader in health education and research, La Trobe University is hosting a forum as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week to ask what innovations in healthcare leadership are required for a sustainable healthcare system in Australia.

How can we continue providing high quality healthcare at a reasonable cost? How do we cater for Australia’s ageing population? Is our healthcare system sustainable? Five leaders in the field of health will address these questions and much more.

Let’s explore what makes these speakers leaders in their field.

Andrew Cameron OAM
Nurse and humanitarian aid worker
La Trobe alumnus

Andrew is a highly decorated nurse and humanitarian aid worker. He has worked in some of the world’s most troubled spots, including Sudan, Iraq and Afghanistan. Most recently, he was in Sierra Leone fighting Ebola. He graduated from La Trobe with a Bachelor of Nursing in 1991.

Read more about Andrew’s experience fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone
Twelve questions to Andrew Cameron

Professor Stephen Duckett

Director of Health Programs at the Grattan Institute
School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe

mkwstephenduckettStephen has held top leadership positions in healthcare in Australia and Canada, including as Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Health. He has a reputation for innovation in areas ranging from the introduction of activity-based funding for hospitals to new systems of accountability for the safety of hospital care.
Read what Stephen thinks about the future of health on The Conversation

Catherine Arlove
Previously, Director Rehabilitation Services, Healthcare General Manager Vic and ACT MLCOA
Three-time judo Olympian
La Trobe alumnus

Catherine has more than 17 years of management experience in the private and public health sectors. She represented Australia in judo at three Olympics. She graduated from La Trobe with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 1993, and later earnt an MBA.
Learn how Catherine’s studies were an important part of her training.

Professor Sandra Leggat
Director of Building Healthy Communities Research Focus Area
Course Coordinator Master of Health Administration at La Trobe

Sandra started her career as a physiotherapist before moving on to senior management and consulting roles in various healthcare organisations in Canada and Australia. Her research focuses on human resources in health reform and people and performance in healthcare.
Read Sandra’s thoughts on the importance of empowering health managers

Professor Karen Dodd 

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor at La Trobe

Karen’s research focuses on the design and implementation of physical activity programs to improve the health, mobility and community interaction of young people with disabilities like children with cerebral palsy.
See Karen’s recent publications

This event was part of Melbourne Knowledge Week, 19 – 25 October 2015, proudly presented by the City of Melbourne.

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