As health outcomes for men are recognised the world over as being much worse than among women, the University of Technology in Sydney is drawing together the insights of transdisciplinary researchers to discuss innovative interventions that promote men’s physical and mental health.
Joining the seminar on May 2 from 1pm are a range of highly-credentialed academics and experts in the field speaking on topics from prostate cancer and young men’s mental health, to improving men’s physical and mental health in the workplace, home and community settings.
Professor Joan Bottorf, Director of the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, University of British Columbia and Associate Professor Cristina Caperchione, Sport and Exercise Science, Human Performance Research Centre, University of Technology Sydney will explore 'Leveraging masculinities: Implementation and transferability of innovative health promotion interventions for men'.
Professor Daniel Galvão, Director of the Exercise Medicine Research Institute and Professor in the School of Medical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University will focus on 'Exercise Medicine Across the Prostate Cancer Trajectory'.
Dr Simon Rice, Senior Research Fellow and Clinical Psychologist at Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, covers 'Young men’s mental health: Solutions for reimagining the system, bending the culture and improving engagement’.
Dr Myles Young, Research Fellow, Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition and School of Education, University of Newcastle, lends his expertise to 'Improving men’s physical and mental health in home, community and workplace settings'.
Dr Emma George, Senior Lecturer in Health and Physical Education at Western Sydney University, speaks on 'Engaging with community and industry to improve men’s health through Rugby League'.
“This event is important because there is an urgent need to better tailor services and approaches to the needs of men,” said Dr Rice.
“This seminar will bring experts and practitioners together to discuss new national and international efforts towards achieving this goal.”
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