Launch of the HEALTH (Health, Education, Arts, Learning, Technology, Humanities) Research Network
14 February 2018, 5:30-6:30pm
Health in the 21st century is increasingly being reshaped by developments in neurosciences, health technologies, digital transformations, shifting demographics including ageing populations, questions of sustainable development, and concerns around healthy and secure food systems and lifestyles. With the increase of digital technologies in everyday life, interdisciplinary realms such as digital health provide many opportunities and challenges for the future of society.
The HEALTH network brings together the arts, medicine, humanities, health communications, education, social sciences, and science and technology. It aims to ignite creative connections and collaborations among members. To that end, the HEALTH Network will draw on various contributions from a wide range of academic researchers, health professionals, health service users, and practitioners, to postgraduate and early career researchers.
Larissa Hjorth, Creative Practice ECP Director – ‘What is the HEALTH Research Network?’
Helen Lowy, Program Manager, Medicines in Mental Health and Wellbeing, Department of Health and Human Services Victoria – ‘Interdisciplinary collaboration: the best of all worlds?
Jacinthe Flore, Early Career Researcher for Health, Society and Medicine Program at RMIT University (Australia) – (Inter)disciplinary entanglements: The ‘Mental health and supported decision making’ project
Jonathan Duckworth, Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in the School of Media and Communication and Director of CiART (RMIT University) – ‘Resonant interactions’