Improving the health of people and communities:
A global perspective

The MacKillop’s 2017 International Scientific Research Symposium in February 2017 will reflect the ever-growing portfolio of world-leading research focussed within our Institute, including the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease. We are delighted to convene this two-day Symposium featuring a stellar faculty of world-leading researchers from Australia, Africa and Europe, in the areas of nursing, cardiology, exercise and nutritional sciences, health services research, population and public health, health economics, international health and Indigenous health.


Consistent with our mission, this symposium strongly focused on overcoming inequalities in health in vulnerable communities and individuals. 

Embedded within an exciting and thought-provoking program, we also presented the next generation of health researchers and their ideas for the future. 


Key note spekers inluded

Dr Richard Di Natale (Health Spokesperson and Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator for Victoria)

Professor Karen Sliwa (Director, Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa - University of Cape Town)

Professor Tiny Jaarsma (Professor in Caring Sciences, University of Linköping, Sweden)

Professor Louise Burke (Head of Sports Nutrition, Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra)

Professor Luc van Loon (Professor of Physiology of Exercise and Head of the M3-research Unit, Department of Human Movement Sciences, Maastricht University Medical Centre)


Speaker presentations can be viewed here