Saturday 21st October 2017

We are Public Health: Hear us roar

8.45am-5pm
Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together" - George Eliot

Keynote speaker: Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet is an independent journalist, author and publisher with a focus on innovation in public interest journalism. She is the founding editor of the social journalism project for health, Croakey.org, where initiatives include the rotated curated Twitter account @WePublicHealth, the Croakey Conference News Service, and a number of crowd-funded projects such as #JustJustice. Melissa is a founding member of the Public Interest Journalism Foundation, and specialises in covering public health matters, with a particular focus on under-served areas and issues. Melissa recently completed a PhD at the University of Canberra: Acknowledgement: a social journalism research project relating to the history of lock hospitals, lazarets and other forms of medical incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. As part of this project, Melissa developed a decolonising framework for journalism practice. Melissa has an honorary appointment in the Sydney School of Public Health at the University of Sydney. Follow Melissa on Twitter – @croakeyblog – for news about Indigenous health, climate change and health, public health, health policy, equity concerns, the social determinants of health, and social media and journalism.

The SA State Population Health Conference is the premier developmental opportunity for emerging public health researchers and practitioners to present their work to a local audience. 

We look forward to welcoming you in October.


Dannielle Post,
Chair of the 2017 Conference Organising Committee