21st Matthew Campbell Memorial Evening

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- 21st Matthew Campbell Memorial Evening
- Rotunda (46 Exhibition Walk), Lecture Theatre 4, Monash University Clayton Campus
- Time: 6.00pm - 9pm.
- Catering: Refreshments provided

Join us for a contemporary perspective of the real issues facing Indigenous Health, generating real discussion and, hopefully, real change.

Hope to see you all there! #wildfire2015 #beinspired

Matthew Campbell was a second year medical student with a great passion for Indigenous Health, an area he felt was neglected. In order to correct this during the August of 1994 he organised an Indigenous Health Seminar, which was an enormous success. Tragically, Matthew passed away in a car accident the following weekend. Since then Wildfire, Monash Universities Rural Health Club has organised the Matthew Campbell Memorial Evening in his memory.

In 2015, we continue his legacy at the 21st annual Matthew Campbell Memorial Evening, with the focus of the night being based around the ‘foundations’ of health and wellbeing.

All too often health professionals, especially doctors, focus solely on the presence or absence of medical illness. Many fail to take into account the idea that a person’s health is formed by many different foundations and that these elements must be considered when striving for healthy outcomes.

These factors are especially relevant when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. A host of national experts with real front-line experience are aiming to educate and inspire students to think about how a multitude of geographical, social and political factors determine the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

6:30pm – Introduction with opening address by A/Professor Karen Adams
6:45pm – Dr David O’Brian
7:05pm – Dr Rosemary Blight
7:25pm – Dr Glenn Auld
7:45pm – Intermission (drinks and nibbles provided)
8:00pm – Dr Kevin Rowley
8:20pm – Belinda Duarte
8:45pm – Closing address
9:00pm - Finish


Brief Profiles of Guest Speakers

  • Asoka Professor Karen Adams, PhD in Public Health and Masters in applied epidemiology; Indigenous Engagement Unit within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
  • Dr David O’Brien, an architect who has worked in development projects in Indigenous communities and coordinator of award winning Bower Studio projects.
  • Dr Rosemary Blight, producer of “The Sapphires”.
  • Dr Glenn Auld, Senior Lecturer in Language and Literacy Education at Deakin University.
  • Dr Kevin Rowley, an academic at Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.
  • Ms Belinda Duarte, 2012 Football Woman of the Year.

12th of May 2015
6:00pm - 9:00pm
R4, Building 8, 46 Exhibition Walk, Monash University (The Rotunda)