School of Health and Society

Seminars


The School of Health and Society will be offering regular Seminars on a variety of interesting topics. Seminars will be held on Wednesdays 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm unless otherwise stated.
Please see below for more information and locations.


Thursday 27th April 2017
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: BUILDING 19 ROOM G016

 

Title

“The Master’s Tools will never dismantle the Master’s House”, or
Why an Indigenous Criminology is necessary for the Empowerment of Indigenous Peoples

Presenter

Dr Juan Tauri

Abstract

Juan Tauri is a Ngati Porou criminologist and activist from Aotearoa New Zealand, and lecturer in criminology in the School of Health and Society, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia. A graduate from the University of Cambridge, he is a critical commentator on criminal justice matters of importance to Indigenous peoples, including state responses, policy making, and media representation of crime and the Indigenous world. Juan has published widely and recently co-edited a special issue of the African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies on ‘Indigenous Perspectives and Counter Colonial Criminology’.
 


Wednesday 31st May 2017
Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Location TBC

 

Title

 “Open Sesame: Exploring the openability of hospital food and beverage packaging for the over 65s”

Presenter

Dr Alison Bell

Bio
Alison is a Certified Professional Ergonomist and Occupational Therapist. Her key research area is the openability of food and beverage packaging by older adults within institutional and community settings. In 2016, Alison was awarded the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association (HFESA) David Ferguson Award for the best ergonomics research conducted in Australia within the previous 18 months for this work.
Alison has a varied career, working initially as a clinical Occupational Therapist in Australia and the UK and then the field of Occupational Health and Safety for almost 30 years, with roles in injury management, safety management, workers compensation, ergonomics and human factors. She has been involved in work-related research for the NSW and Commonwealth Governments.
Alison is passionate about ergonomics and its application across different domains.
She is the HFESA representative on the Australian Occupational Health & Safety Education Accreditation Board (AOHSEAB) and Treasurer of the HFESA 2017 Annual Conference.
 


Wednesday TBC
Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Location: TBC

 

Title

Partnering Social Work Education with the Creative Arts: The Use of Film and Video in Social Work Practice Teaching

Presenter

 Dr Mim Fox

Abstract

Social work students engage in practice teaching throughout their studies to develop their interpersonal, therapeutic and intervention specific skills. Crucial to development as a professional is the capacity for empathy and critical analysis. In social work education film and video are used in a variety of ways to expose students to the reality of working as professional, to broaden their engagement with issues present in the lives of vulnerable peoples, and to increase their critical questioning and critical analysis skills. By showcasing the use of film and video in teaching SOWK236 in 2016 this presentation will explore the potential for film and video to be incorporated more broadly in social work practice teaching.


More Seminars to come...

 

Last reviewed: 26 May, 2017