Global and Regional Citizenship on Health Symposium

Thursday 21 February | Melbourne

Hear amazing invited national and international speakers and hear about RMIT University’s vision for global and regional expansion from multiple Enabling Capability Platform Directors. At this event, you will meet colleagues interested in global health, infectious diseases, who are positively influencing the world with research across multiple disciplines including, biomedical, global business and advanced manufacturing.

The Biomedical and Health Innovation ECP Symposium on ‘Global and Regional Citizenship on Health’ will be held straight after RMIT’s Engaging For Impact 2019 event,  with international guest speaker, Professor Sarah Rowland-Jones. Sarah is President of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicare and Hygiene, ex-Director of Research at MRC Laboratories in The Gambia (the UK’s oldest and largest research unit from 2004–08) and continues to focus on immune responses to HIV infection to identify the elements needed for a successful vaccine in her current role as Professor of Immunology at The University of Oxford, UK.

In this exciting cross-disciplinary initiative, confirmed speakers also include:

  • Aunty Prof. Kerrie Doyle (Indigenous health and nursing)
  • Prof. Magdalena Plebanski, BHI ECP Director (global and regional use of vaccine)
  • Prof. Ivan Cole, Advanced Manufacturing and Fabrication Director, [AMF-ECP] (biomedical applications globally and regionally, including 3D printing)

The following Vice Chancellor’s ECR Fellows will present on their research across multiple ECP platforms:

  • Dr Bobbi Fleiss (BHI-ECP) who will talk on neonatal brain development and her engagement with Indian institutions
  • Dr Thomas Angelovich (BHI-ECP) who will discuss his HIV research with global implications
  • Dr Olga Kokshagina (Global Business Innovation ECP [GBI-ECP]) who will speak about innovation management for interdisciplinary research in chronic diseases and cancer epidemiology in Europe
  • Dr Linda Váradi (AMF-ECP) whose presentation will be on advanced global manufacturing.

If you are interested in attending this event, please send an email TODAY to Michelle ( to secure your spot!

Please encourage your HDRs and ECRs to register to attend and please circulate this email to those you think would be interested in attending this ‘not to be missed’ event.

Event details

Date: Thursday 21 February 2019

Time: 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Venue: Green Brain Room, Conference rooms 1 & 2, Level 7, Building 16, RMIT City campus


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