UTS: Nursing, Midwifery and Health has this week appointed Dr Angela Dawson as Research Fellow for the Health Services and Practice research strength in 2011.
Dr Dawson comes to UTS with over 17 years experience as an academic and public health professional in the areas of indigenous Australian and primary health care workforce development, health promotion and health communication. Holding a PhD in public health and postgraduate qualifications in public health, education and visual arts, Dr Dawson comes to UTS with extensive experience in health communication and public health in both international and indigenous contexts.
Her experience and expertise includes leading and developing a number of national and international community health projects. In Australia, Dr Dawson has led the design of postgraduate programmes in indigenous community health and produced innovative learning packages to support indigenous health workers nationwide. Internationally, this involved developing and reviewing the training curricula to support National Malaria Control Programmes in five African countries, the strengthening of community health nursing pre and in-service training in Gambia and developing community level Health Information Systems training for district health teams in Malawi.
The appointment of this position enhances research capacity in Health Services and Practice research within the Faculty. Professor Christine Duffield, Associate Dean, Research at UTS: Nursing, Midwifery and Health said "It is a pleasure to welcome Dr Angela Dawson to our Faculty in January 2011. With her experience and expertise in public health, she will contribute to a growing body of research and researchers who are advancing and developing our research strength in Health Services and Practice."
Dr Angela Dawson will commence her appointment in January 2011.