Improving health outcomes

How can we use sport as a tool to promote health?  Or use churches as a setting to tackle diabetes?  Have you ever wondered whether we can do more to promote healthy ageing, cancer screening or health service engagement? In National Science Week, Western Sydney University researchers will share their findings on how collaborative, community-based approaches to better health are improving outcomes for all.

Western Sydney University is committed to working collaboratively with health, community, and industry stakeholders to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community.  

At the Translational Health Research Institute, researchers work across a range of areas including chronic disease prevention, dementia and healthy ageing, and community-based intervention design, implementation, and evaluation.

By working with community and industry stakeholders, this collaborative approach to research empowers individuals and groups to make sustainable changes to their health behaviours, and change lives. 

Attend the Sydney Science Festival event

Join a panel of expert researchers at Western Sydney University’s Parramatta South campus on Friday 9 August from 1-5pm as part of Sydney Science Festival in National Science Week to learn about collaborative and innovative approaches to improving health and wellbeing.  

The session includes:

  • Keynote presentations from Western’s leading health and medical researchers and partner specialists including Professor Jane Ussher (Translational Health Research Institute)
  • Rapid fire presentations from researchers and students on working with partners for research impact and engagement
  • An industry stakeholder panel, discussing the benefits of collaborative, evidence-based approaches to community health
  • Networking and light refreshments.

Our afternoon of engaging speakers will discuss how to implement great ideas, who to connect with to make it happen, and how to evaluate your programs to show that they are making a difference in the community. Registration is essential as places are limited.

Register to attend

Guest post by Dr Genevieve Steiner, MAPS NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow, THRI and EPIC Research Group, Western Sydney University.