Research Week - Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Dr Sarah Hanieh, NHMRC Research Fellow at the Peter Doherty Institute
A journey through different worlds

Sarah will discuss her journey from ‘bedside to bush’, and her work on child undernutrition in a remote Australian Aboriginal community, going beyond its conventional clinical and public health boundaries to highlight some of the invisible pathways to malnutrition.

Dr Sarah Hanieh is a an NHMRC Research Fellow in the International and Immigrant Health Group at the Doherty Institute. Sarah trained as a paediatric infectious diseases physician and has worked in maternal and child health for over 20 years in a clinical, research and policy capacity with a number of non-governmental, academic and other international institutions including Medecins Sans Frontieres and the World Health Organization. She has previously spent time working in Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Liberia, South America, Ethiopia and Vietnam, as well as in Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. Sarah was awarded both the Chancellors Prize and Dean's Award for Excellence in a PhD thesis in 2016 and received a four-year NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship. She was recently selected to take part in the largest all woman expedition to Antarctica as part of a leadership, strategic and science initiative for women in STEMM. Her current research focuses on identifying strategies to prevent child undernutrition in resource-constrained settings.

Workshop Speakers

Georgia Brown , Senior Media Adviser, Communications, the Women’s
Media Insight: How to make headlines and influence people

If you’ve ever wondered how studies make headlines or how expert commentators get airtime, then look no further. The Women’s Senior Media Adviser Georgia Brown will give insight into the media business, what journalists want and what a good headline needs. By the end of the session you’ll have a handle on the benefits and risks of using media relations to build a profile for your work. 

Alberto Furlan and Lauren Monaghan, (Program Managers of the Medical Research Equipment and Public Health grants)
Gaining funding from philanthropic trusts and foundations

The Ian Potter Foundation is a major Australian philanthropic foundation which supports and promotes excellence and innovation and makes grants in areas that align with its vision of a vibrant, healthy, fair and sustainable Australia. Alberto and Lauren will speak about current open funding rounds at the Ian Potter Foundation and trends in Victorian philanthropy.

Fran Hoy, The Royal Women’s Hospital Foundation
How the Foundation can assist you to reach more potential donors. 


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