Welcome to Episode 21 of Contain This, brought to you by the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, hosted by Head of Centre, Robin Davies.
Our Centre is based in Canberra on Ngunnawal land, and we work with partner governments in Southeast Asia and the Pacific to anticipate, avert and arrest infectious disease threats. Part of the way we do this is to tap into knowledge from Australia's premier research institutions.
Today, we hear about some new research that has the potential to change the way public health programs are planned in Australia and our region.
Kristy Crooks is an Aboriginal woman of the Euahlayi nation. She's working as an Aboriginal Program Manager with the communicable disease team at Hunter New England Health. She's also undertaking a PhD on how to engage First Nations people in public health emergencies. Peter Massey is a Clinical Nurse Consultant and program manager for health protection. Also with Hunter New England Health. He's worked in the Pacific, particularly Solomon Islands in PNG on infectious disease control and tuberculosis recently has been working with Kristy and other Aboriginal health workers and researchers on pandemic preparedness and response.
For more information about the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, visit our website https://indopacifichealthsecurity.dfat.gov.au.
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This is our final episode for 2020. Thank you for tuning in, we look forward to sharing more episodes with you in the New Year.