School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Future Health Leaders 2018

Future Health Leaders 2018

The SPHCM has welcomed its eighth cohort of future health leaders at the residential workshop held in July 2018. We were honoured to have the opportunity to interact with the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Training) and Dean of Graduate Research Professor Laura Poole-Warren who opened the workshop and welcomed the new cohort and welcomed back the continuing Future Health Leader cohorts to UNSW.
 
The sessions during the week included: Hands-on Data and Qualitative analysis, A Professional Doctorate Thesis Writing all day Workshop, and Implementation Science and Translation of Research into Policy & Practice.  Dr Lois Meyer, Director of the DrPH Program was delighted with the number of leading academics within and beyond UNSW in Public Health and Implementation Science who contributed to the sessions this year making it one of the most outstanding DrPH workshop intensives to date.
 
The UNSW Future Health Leaders Program is a work-place based 3-year professional doctorate for candidates identified by the workplace as future leaders. This unique program seeks to make academia relevant to the health workplace in a partnership model with health service organisations. The program is based on applied research, done while working in the health sector, and using a scholarly approach to addressing problems and issues relevant to the workplace. Candidates do intensive coursework and complete a professional doctorate (DrPH) based on their professional practice.

The DrPH aims at strengthening the practitioner based knowledge and practice with graduates able to generate and use evidence within the context of real world challenges and priorities. As a qualification it is in line with international trends demonstrating the advantages of a professional doctorate for practitioners and leaders in public health and health management as an alternative to a PhD. Graduates with a professional doctorate are recognised as experienced health professionals and practitioner researchers who can take on senior and leadership roles within public health and health service settings.
 
To hear our future health leaders discuss why they joined the program, about their studies, and the value of the program to their professional development and careers, watch the video on the SPHCM website.  See Professional Doctorate: UNSW Future Health Leader's program.

Future Health Leaders 2018

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Dr Lois Meyer