Health, Communication and Society: Update

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The University Club of Western Australia, Auditorium

35 Stirling Highway

Crawley, WA 6009

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Update on Social Research on Health, Mental Health and Communication

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A UWA Social Sciences Research, Community and Engagement Event in conjunction with Social Sciences Week (9th - 15th September)

Health communication, and its social impact, has in recent years become more complex than ever before. The shift to a digital culture and the online proliferation and availability of competing and dangerous health information, the rise of a new form of fraudster using the veil of the health blogger, and a populist anti-expert movement that encourages an adversarial stand against traditional expert medical processes and health research are just a few examples of the disruptions to the health industry in the 21st century.

How are researchers and practitioners responding to these problems and disruptions? In what ways can we think about health, mental health and related issues from social perspectives, and how do social approaches help us find solutions for some of the most urgent and wicked problems we are facing today?

Researchers and practitioners will introduce and discuss a selection of key issues across health communication and social research into health, mental health and wellbeing for the 2020s. This will be followed by a general discussion. This free event will be of interest to health service providers, policy personnel, scholars, postgraduates in health, social sciences, media, communication and culture and others.

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12.30pm – 3pm - Social approaches to discussing health, mental health and health communication, including the following talks:

Professor Sandra Carr (UWA Health Professions Education) on Educating the next generation of health professionals

Associate Professor Brenda McGivern (UWA, Deputy Dean) on Communicating children’s health issues

Dr Sam Han (UWA Sociology) on Health and Wellness on YouTube and health influencers.

Kelly Jaunzems (Edith Cowan University) on Millennial’s use of Twitter for health information

Professor Rob Cover (RMIT University, Digital Ethnography Research Centre) on key issues in health communication and new approaches to suicide research

And others...

3.30pm – 5pm - Migrant and Refugee Health and Mental Health:

Associate Professor Farida Fozdar (UWA Sociology) on key issues in migrant health and mental health

Dr Hanh Ngo (UWA Emergency Medicine) on Barriers to Mental Health Multiplied for the Migrant and Ethnic Communities

And others...

Date: Tuesday 10th September 2019

Time: 12:30pm to 5:00pm (includes afternoon tea)

Venue: Auditorium, The University Club of Western Australia (at the University of Western Australia, Crawley Campus)

Registration: Essential by registering via Eventbrite. Registrations close on Sunday 8 September 2019

This is a free event. Afternoon tea will be provided.

Stay tuned for more information!

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