Global Ideas Forum 2018: Achieving Health Equity in the Age of Digital Disruption
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Delve into public health issues through a human-centred design lens. The program for this forum reflects Global Ideas’ innovative approach to problem solving, bringing together interdisciplinary experts with backgrounds in medicine, design, business, artificial intelligence, journalism and technology.
The forum is open to anyone with an interest in acquiring new skills to understand and harness technology to achieve the promise of health for all. For a full program and list of speakers, please visit the event website.
Presented by Global Ideas Forum In partnership with the University of Melbourne, the Fred Hollows Foundation and Save the Children Australia.
Mr Elya Tagar, Senior Director
Mr Elya Tagar
Clinton Health Access Initiative, Australia
Elya Tagar is the Senior Director for HIV, TB and Health Financing at CHAI. He is responsible for developing strategy, raising funds and managing programmatic work and partnerships in these areas, in collaboration with CHAI’s country leadership. He recently moved to Melbourne, Australia, to support the development of CHAI’s work in the South East Asia regions through fundraising and partnership development.
Ms Judy Slatyer, CEO
Ms Judy Slatyer
Australian Red Cross
As Australian Red Cross CEO, Judy is responsible for leading the organisation to achieve its purpose. That is, supporting and empowering people and communities in times of vulnerability, preventing and alleviating suffering across Australia and internationally through mobilising the power of humanity Prior to joining Red Cross, she was global Chief Operating Officer for WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature). Other roles have included Chief Executive Officer of Lonely Planet Publications and Chief of Consumer Sales at Telstra. She has also worked with a Silicon Valley startup helping them launch in Australia. She has worked with the Australian government across a number of portfolios: industrial relations, transport and communications, finance, child care and social security.
Professor Ajay Mahal, Health Economics and Health Systems
Professor Ajay Mahal
Health Economics and Health Systems
Nossal Institute for Global Health
Professor Ajay Mahal joined the Nossal Institute in January 2016. Previously, he was the Alan and Elizabeth Finkel Chair of Global Health at Monash University and was on the faculty of the Harvard T Chan School of Public Health in Boston, USA, from 2001. He was a Principal Economist at the National Council of Applied Economic Research in New Delhi from 1998. Ajay’s research focuses on issues of health financing and service delivery and the linkages between health and economic development. He has evaluated health system interventions using mathematical and statistical tools to analyse crosssectional and longitudinal survey datasets in low and middleincome countries.
Dr Zoe Mullan, Editor-in-Chief
Dr Zoe Mullan
Lancet Global Health
London based Zoë Mullan is EditorinChief of the open access journal, The Lancet Global Health. Zoë trained in Biochemistry at the University of Bath and commenced at The Lancet in 1999, where she has worked since, variously as a technical editor, section editor, and founding editor of The Lancet Global Health.
Professor Nick Haslam, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Professor Nick Haslam
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
Nick Haslam is Professor of Psychology at the University of Melbourne. Nick's research interests are in the fields of personality, social psychology and psychiatric classification, and he has published 9 books and more than 200 articles or book chapters in these and related areas. Nick contributes regularly to The Conversation and Australian Book Review, and he has also written for The Monthly, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Australian and two Best Australian Science Writing anthologies. Nick is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and of the Association for Psychological Science. In the university he is a leader in the social psychology group, codirector of the mental health PhD program, and director of the Researchers for Asylum Seekers group. In the recent past he has been a member of the ARC College of Experts, Head of the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Melbourne, and President of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists.