Saturday 1st December 2018

Embracing our diversity: working together to improve population health

8.30am - 3.30pm
Education Development Centre, Hindmarsh

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.

In 2018, we are embracing our diversity, and acknowledging the role each of us play in supporting populations to improve their health. Our focus is on developing links between research, advocacy, practice and policy. We aim to learn from others in our field and support the work we all do to contribute to better health in South Australia. We encourage anyone involved in supporting health to submit an abstract for an oral presentation or poster.

We look forward to welcoming you in December.

Clare Rowley

Chair of the 2018 Conference Organising Committee


Keynote speaker: Ross Womersley

CEO, South Australian Council of Social Service 


Ross has had an extensive involvement in community services over many years and is driven by the idea that we live in a community in which everyone is included and has access to the good things in life.   He is the CEO of the South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS) – the peak body for the non-government community and health sector leading the fight against poverty. 

Across time he has filled many roles including as a manager, advocate, teacher, leader, evaluator, mentor and consultant.  He has served on a range of boards and committees, has been deeply involved in both training and the evaluation of human services. Ross has a formal background and qualifications in psychology.

Ross continues to deepen and extend his understanding of many of the issues he has always been passionate about, including the social determinants of health, as he works to assist SACOSS fulfill its aspirational vision, that there is justice, opportunity and wealth for all South Australians.