Health Geography Study Group workshop

11 July 2017, Brisbane

A full-day workshop focusing on the data needs of Australian researchers investigating place effects on health will be held at UQ on Tuesday, 11 July.

The Institute of Australian Geographers is hosting the Health Geography Study Group workshop prior to its conference, both on UQ’s St Lucia campus.

The workshop’s invited speaker is Dr Dianna Smith, a lecturer in Geographic Information Systems at the UK’s University of Southampton. Dr Smith conducts research on small area estimation methods to model health outcomes (food insecurity, diabetes, obesity, and common mental disorders) and behaviours (alcohol consumption, smoking, and diet).

The workshop will also provide an overview of health geography in Australia, and a chance to hear from key data providers, including ABS, AURIN, CRC and SI/G-Tag. There will be a group discussion on the essential data needs for health geography research.

All those working or studying in health geography are welcome to attend, but please register.