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International Women's Day 2020

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This year's theme for International Women's Day is #EachforEqual - an equal world is an enabled world.

You are invited to join The George Institute for Global Health for a special breakfast to celebrate International Women’s Day with a panel of notable experts exploring this theme from the perspectives of education, health, politics and the media.

We are delighted to have Professor Eileen Baldry, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Professor of Criminology at UNSW Sydney; Gabrielle Jackson, Associate News Editor, The Guardian Australia; Dr Fiona Martin MP, Liberal Member for Reid; Professor Mark Woodward, Senior Professorial Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health; and Dr Seye Abimbola, Honorary Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health as our panel members. The discussion will be moderated by Dr Melina Georgousakis, Founder, Franklin Women.

Breakfast and networking opportunities available from 7.15am. Proceedings begin 7.30am sharp.


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Professor Eileen Baldry: Deputy Vice-Chancellor Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Professor of Criminology at UNSW Sydney

Eileen Baldry

Eileen Baldry (BA, DipEd, MWP, PhD, FASSA) is Deputy Vice-Chancellor Equity Diversity and Inclusion and Professor of Criminology at UNSW Sydney. Professor Baldry has held senior positions in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, serving as Interim Dean, Associate Dean Education and Deputy Dean and is appointed the first female Deputy Vice-Chancellor at UNSW.

Professor Baldry has taught social policy, social development and criminology over the past 30 years. Her research and publications focus on social justice and include mental health and cognitive disability in the criminal justice system; criminalised women and Indigenous Australian women and youth; education, training and employment for prisoners and ex-prisoners; homelessness and transition from prison; Indigenous justice; Indigenous social work; community development and social housing; and disability services.

Professor Baldry has been and is a Chief Investigator on the Australian Research Council (ARC), NH&MRC, AHURI and other grants over the past 25 years. She has been involved in a voluntary capacity with a number of development and justice community organisations and is currently a Director on the Board of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC).

Professor Baldry serves as Deputy Chair of the Disability Council NSW; whose role is to monitor the implementation of Government policy and advise the Minister and public authorities on emerging issues relating to people with disability.

Eileen has been appointed Co-Chair Universities Australia Executive Women Group (UAEW), a national group sponsored by Universities Australia that provides strategic advice and high-level guidance to Australian Universities and their governing bodies, relevant associated organisations and state/territory-based networks committed to improving the representation of women, both academic and professional, at executive levels of university leadership and governance.

Professor Baldry was awarded the NSW Justice Medal in 2009 and in 2016 was named in the AFR/Westpac 100 most influential women in Australia.


Gabrielle Jackson: Associate News Editor, The Guardian Australia

Gabrielle Jackson

Gabrielle Jackson is an associate news editor at Guardian Australia, and was previously opinion editor there. Gabrielle has lived and worked in the USA, UK and Australia as a journalist and copywriter. Gabrielle was first diagnosed with endometriosis in 2001. In 2015 she was also diagnosed with adenomyosis. After writing about endometriosis for the Guardian in 2015, she became interested in how women's pain is treated in modern healthcare systems and has been researching and writing about the topic since then. In 2019 Gabrielle mined into a worldwide need for information on endometriosis and other women's health issues, authoring Pain and Prejudice, to much acclaim from the medical world and sufferers alike. She is the winner of the 2016 National Medicinewise award for excellence in media reporting for her work on endometriosis.


Dr Fiona Martin MP: Liberal Member for Reid

Dr Fiona Martin

Dr Fiona Martin MP was elected to the Federal Parliament as the Member for Reid in May 2019.

Fiona is a mum, psychologist and small businesswoman, who has spent her life working to better the lives of people, supporting some of the most vulnerable children in our community. Her work has helped to treat a wide range of learning, developmental and behavioural difficulties that children experience.

Fiona graduated from the University of Sydney having completed a PhD (Med) in Psychology, and undertook specialised training at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Fiona founded the Sydney Psychology Centre and consulted a wide variety of organisations including Only About Children and SafeWork NSW and was a special adviser and is now an ambassador for Little Blue Dinosaur. She has also been recently appointed as an Ambassador Expert by Life Education.


Professor Mark Woodward: Senior Professorial Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health

Mark Woodward

Mark Woodward is Professor of Medical Statistics at the University of New South Wales, Professor of Statistics and Epidemiology in the Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health at the University of Oxford, UK, and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University, USA. At Sydney and Oxford, he works for the George Institute for Global Health. His main research areas are vascular disease and diabetes, mainly focusing on sex and gender differences. He has published two text-books on medical statistics and over 650 peer-reviewed publications. In each of the last six years, he was named by Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics as one of ‘The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds’. He is a PhD and Fellow of several learned societies, including the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, the New York Academy of Medicine and the European Society of Cardiology.


Dr Seye Abimbola: Honorary Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health

Dr Seye Abimbola is a health systems researcher, a senior lecturer in global health at the University of Sydney, and the editor-in-chief of BMJ Global Health. A member of the WHO Health System Governance collaborative and of the advisory council of Global Health 50/50, Dr Abimbola is globally recognised for his thought-leadership in global health. He has lived, worked, and studied in Nigeria where he completed his medical training at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; in Australia where he completed an MPhil in Public Health as a 2009-10 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar, and a PhD in health systems research as a Sydney Medical School Foundation Scholar, both at the University of Sydney; and in the United Kingdom where he was a 2007 BMJ Clegg Scholar, and much later, a 2018-19 Sidney Sax Overseas Early Career Fellow at the University of Oxford. Dr Abimbola uses realist methods and economic theory to study community engagement in governance, decentralised governance and the role of governance in the adoption and scale up of health system innovations.


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Dr Melina Georgousakis: Founder, Franklin Women

Dr Melina Georgousakis

Melina is a research scientist, a social entrepreneur and champion for an inclusive health and medical research sector. She is currently the Research and Policy Manager at the Bupa Health Foundation, one of Australia’s largest corporate charities dedicated to health, and the founder of Franklin Women, a social enterprise which aims to create a science sector where women thrive.

The impact of her work has been recognised through awards such as ProBono Australia’s 25 People of Impact, Women’s Agenda Leadership Award and Women in Technology Rising Star Award. She is a judge for the Australian Technology Competition and Australian Museum Eureka Awards. In 2019 she shared her story on the TEDx stage.

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