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Dr Sally Fawkes Senior Lecturer, Public Health, Public Health

Sally Fawkes is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Health at La Trobe University. She coordinates Professional Doctorates in public health and medicine and the Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion. Her teaching roles include coordinating and teaching into undergraduate and postgraduate subjects focused on public health history and strategies; health promotion theory, policy and practice; and law and management in health.

Sally's research interests reflect her diverse professional work over three decades in Asia, Pacific and Europe. Her PhD (2010) produced international health policy case studies on how and why national governments use futures thinking; proposed a systematic foresight model for application by governments; and reflected on methodological, administrative and political dimensions of 'long-termism'. This work was supervised by Professor Vivian Lin, and assisted by a British Council inaugural Researcher Exchange Program grants (awarded to 70 scholars from around the world).

Sally undertakes research and projects on themes including: use of foresight in policy making, Healthy Cities and urban health, leadership development, national health promotion policy and practice, complexity and systems thinking in health, and health promotion to advance the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage.

Sally is Acting Chair of Victorian Health Promotion Foundation - the world's first health promotion foundation - contributing public health expertise to strategy and decisions. She is also honorary Deputy Chair of the International Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services Network, a 'knowledge network' originally established by World Health Organization that is geared to strengthening the role of health services in prevention, health promotion and public health. Sally is an elected member of Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia (CAPHIA) representing La Trobe University.


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