Professor Wilkinson is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, co-founder of The Equality Trust and auther of the international bestseller “The Spirit Level”. Throughout a distinguished career examining the social determinants of health, Professor Wilkinson’s research has uncovered that economic inequality is the key driver for numerous health (and social) problems in developed countries such as Australia. The identification of this strong causal relationship has commanded a re-think of policy development with a renewed focus on addressing the underlying problem rather than treating specific health and social problems as unrelated phenomena.
The ASMR Medal will be presented to the 2017 Medallist Professor Richard Wilkinson and be followed by an Address to the NPC on Tuesday the 6th of June from 5pm to 7pm (drinks, medal presentation, address, panel and questions, drinks and canapes).
John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University
The New Investigator Forum provides students with an opportunity to present their research, network with a variety of their peers and participate in discussion regarding career paths within and outside of science. OThe conference is open to PhD students, research assistants and early career post-doctoral fellows (<5 years post PhD being awarded) and will be an exciting experience for young scientists embarking on careers in science and beyond. The central theme of the conference is broad-ranging from clinical practice and therapeutics to understanding disease mechanisms in medical science to accommodate the varying backgrounds of the attendees.